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Old 04-21-2009, 08:03 AM   #1
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Toggle switch on bench frame???

Hi: Reace & All... What is the function of the chrome toggle switch mounted just under the service side of the dinette seats This may be a question...but then I figured "that would be the one I Didn't ask".
Neither a plumber nor an electrician am I.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:23 AM   #2
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Re: Toggle switch on bench frame???

Isn't that used to call for room service?

j/k, I have no idea.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:07 PM   #3
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Re: Toggle switch on bench frame???

That switch can turn the battery off when you are sitting for a long time. Prevents the wired in detectors from draining the battery. I almost missed seeing it when picked up our new trailer.
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That switch can turn the battery off when you are sitting for a long time. Prevents the wired in detectors from draining the battery. I almost missed seeing it when picked up our new trailer.
WHAT!!!!
However do you get room service then?

But, 'tis a great idea. On the trailer I have now, I pull the inline fuse which is a real pain.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:55 PM   #5
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Re: Toggle switch on bench frame???

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That switch can turn the battery off when you are sitting for a long time. Prevents the wired in detectors from draining the battery. I almost missed seeing it when picked up our new trailer.
Thanks for the info...I was going to call today and ask for a cut-off switch, as I have had dead battery problems in the past.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:07 PM   #6
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Re: Toggle switch on bench frame???

Me too Sandra. I would often forget to disconnect it, then the battery would get drained to being completely dead if I never used it again for a while, resulting in killing off a battery every couple years. They should last MUCH longer then that.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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Re: Toggle switch on bench frame???

Another great idea from the makers of Escape! 8)
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:48 PM   #8
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Re: Toggle switch on bench frame???

Hi: All...Thanks for the insites... Somehow I never expected room service in a campground!!!
We didn't have the pleasure of instructions from Reace & Tammy to start us off.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:31 AM   #9
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Re: Toggle switch on bench frame???

The battery disconnect switch is installed on units that either have dual 6V batteries or the battery mounted inside in a sealed box as they are difficult to disconnect the wires.
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Re: Toggle switch on bench frame???

Question Rease,
When should you switch it to off? If you plug into shore power at home (which I always do) should you switch it off? Can you overcharge the batteries?
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