I am the owner of a 1979 Cortez, one of the last 4 made. I recently installed a new LPG gas detector. Is there a battery disconnect switch to turn it off when the RV sits? My battery is dead one week after I installed the detector. Any suggestions?My manual references a Batter Switch, but no details and I can’t tell what the switch does.
Update: several things may be broken that make figuring the thing out difficult. I believe the battery relay switch is broken and the power converter may be broken too. Lots of problems, but all have been fixed for less than $100 so far. I am still looking for some expertise. Anyone out there?
This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Kevin.
Sorry, Kevin. I don’t know much about the standard wiring for Kent models. If you don’t get an answer here, you might also try posting on the Yahoo group.
As far as battery switches/disconnects go, there are typically two types of connections in an RV. The first is a charging relay or isolator. This allows the alternator to charge the house batteries, but doesn’t allow the house batteries to drain the starting battery. Then you may also have an on/off or combiner switch. These allow you to select one battery bank or another, combine them both or turn them both off.