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Is the CO² Detector part of the Ghost battery drainage because it's hooked directly into the battery?

 

Is there anything else that directly contributes to ghost battery drainage in the Oliver? I'm thinking about putting in a battery cut off switch like we had in our Casita so I can just cover the whole thing and not worry about it draining down while in dry dock. Is a cut off switch needed?


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2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200 / 2017 Silverado High Country 1500 Short Bed 4x4


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Hi you guys ! It is indeed constantly powered up and a cut off switch would stop that.

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Is the CO² Detector part of the Ghost battery drainage because it’s hooked directly into the battery? Is there anything else that directly contributes to ghost battery drainage in the Oliver? I’m thinking about putting in a battery cut off switch like we had in our Casita so I can just cover the whole thing and not worry about it draining down while in dry dock. Is a cut off switch needed?

 

Don't know about the detector, but the stereo/DVD player is drawing a bit to keep it's memory and an LED lit.  I think the tank monitor/battery indicator panel is powered up too.   When you are dry docked, can't you stay plugged in?  That would be better for the batteries anyway. Otherwise the battery switch is a good plan.

 

Fortunately, my Ollie is in the garage and plugged in.   I can leave the fridge on and run lights etc.

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"I only exaggerate enough to compensate for being taken with a grain of salt."


LE2 #92 (sold),   Black Series HQ19   

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When you are dry docked, can’t you stay plugged in? That would be better for the batteries anyway. Otherwise the battery switch is a good plan.

 

I'm thinking that being it has more clearance then our Casita that it will make it up the hill and I can park it here at the house but I may have to put it up at my guest house. Both have 20amp, but it's nice just flipping a switch and having full power and then with the ghost loss, there's always that what if factor... Having it plugged in when I'm not there could lead to an electrical fire backed by 115vac until it burned through... I just like knowing that it's totally secure and powered down if I'm not going to be here with it. Everything will be up in the air for a few more weeks until we pick it up. The weather here may keep us here for a couple more weeks and we haven't got a completion date lately. It's due to be done after February 6th and they couldn't confirm it last week. I figure that it will take us 5 or 6 days to get to Tennessee from here, but right now were getting hammered with snow and we won't be able to leave with the weather like this... We live in the woods and keeping it plowed and open takes top priority, plus if I come back to over 2' of snow in the driveway, I won't have a place open to park anywhere and we're only 30 miles from Donner Summit :)  http://www.kcra.com/article/sierra-slammed-with-heavy-snow-winds/8627488


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Reed & Karen Lukens with Riffles our Miniature Poodle


2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200 / 2017 Silverado High Country 1500 Short Bed 4x4


Past TV - 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel


Click on our avatar pic above to find the videos on our Oliver Legacy Elite II


 

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Reed,

 

As I think you know, we live over near Gardnerville.  I drive to Redwood City regularly and am always checking the passes.  This has been an amazing year with all of the passes closing at times.  Fun times.  I love any extreme weather.  Sounds like you are right in the thick of it.

 

As far as the batteries are concerned, I wonder if you'd be more comfortable just connecting a battery tender to your rig?  Just a couple of low amp 12 volt leads.

 

I have some concern about leaving Ollie in the garage when we are not home.  If something happened to the house we'd lose both.  But outside, if there was a wildfire, that might take it out and I don't want it outside in the weather and the sun all the time.  No perfect answer.

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John


"I only exaggerate enough to compensate for being taken with a grain of salt."


LE2 #92 (sold),   Black Series HQ19   

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