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04-11-2016, 05:52 PM
Hello fellow RV'ers. I just took delivery of a used 2011 Keystone Montana Mountaineer 347 THT (Toy Hauler) 3 weeks ago. Where I have the unit parked there is no plug-in power available. I use a generator when I go out to clean and stock my kitchen, etc... However, I stopped out for a few minutes Sunday and pressed the battery button and my battery is almost dead. I suspect the draw is from the light on the stereo, the small lights on the TV's, etc.... Is there a way to disconnect the battery when it is just sitting like this so the phantom loads don't wear down the battery?

Thank you,

Bill in the U.P.

04-11-2016, 07:12 PM
My 08 has a 'kill switch' by the controls for the landing legs.

04-11-2016, 07:46 PM
My 08 has a 'kill switch' by the controls for the landing legs.

Ok thanks, I'll take a look around.

04-11-2016, 10:46 PM
Probably the most sure way to disconnect the batteries is to take one of the leads off--this would also be a good time to clean out the battery compartment--most units can really use a good cleanup in the battery section if the previous owner has not been kind to it. There are also battery disconnect switches that will mount on one of the battery posts to help in subsequent disconnects.
There is usually no end to upkeep on RVs--and getting the batteries up to par is about the most basic step. Take them out, get them CHARGED and CHECKED for condition, clean up the compartment/connections and put some of those red/green corrosion preventer washers on each post. Once you have all that done, and the disconnect installed, you should always have good power left when you return.
Enjoy the new fiver.

04-12-2016, 04:06 AM
Makes sense Joe. Thank you.