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Old 07-30-2020, 05:45 PM   #1
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Battery drain

I was unable to hold a charge on a brand new battery. I couldn’t figure out what was draining the power created by my Escape installed solar panel. Finally, I saw that the tiny on off button on my Weingard Roadstar TV amplifier was depressed. It was constantly trying to get a signal and wore down the battery. I turned it off and problem solved.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:00 PM   #2
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Not only will tv rot your brain, but now we have evidence it will drain your trailer battery too!
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:00 PM   #3
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I think that's a power switch for the amp.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:04 PM   #4
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That’s the one! Funny thing is, we’ve never had a TV in the trailer so I kind of forgot about it. It’s an all black switch, under the rear permanently installed bed. The actual switch is smaller than a wood match stick. It can only be seen by crawling on my hands and knees with a flashlight.
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Mine's got a little green light, so at least I can tell someone hit it.
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