Solution: on our 2017 Rockwood Mini Lite 2014S, the battery disconnect remains in the front A-Frame of the trailer (near where you hook the trailer to your drawback sphere). Ours is under the gas tanks, mounted to a cross bar. Look for the picture of the initial switch regarding half means down this message. It is feasible your own is in a various area, however probably it is very near to the batteries. “Why would certainly I need to make use of the battery detach on a Rockwood Mini Lite? Answer: to be specific that absolutely nothing in your Recreational Vehicle is drawing power while you have it in storage space or it is not being used, you’ll intend to turn OFF the power to every little thing in your rig. By doing this, a single light (specifically a non LED light) wont totally drain your batteries when you are not using it. For us, this is the last step prior to “putting the camper away”.
So on the original detach, turn the red trick (you may need to place the secret, its on a little short caretaker wire), turn the trick to the OFF position. If all the DC power is wired correctly by the Rockwood individuals, this ought to switch off DC power to every little thing in your camper. One more factor: security! DC power systems, you may require to disconnect/ switch off the power so you don’t zap on your own. You might disconnect the power by separating the batteries entirely from your system (pulling the Red cable from the battery terminal, for example), however this is pretty inconvenient. Suggestion: although this is quite simple to keep in mind if you have a DC powered tongue jack (you wont have the ability to raise/lower your trailer without power), you’ll intend to keep in mind to turn back on your DC power when you go out on a trip, especially if you run your fridge on Propane, as the fridge needs DC power for the igniter to light/ cycle on/ off.Welcome our little blog site! 07/10/2019: actually … the title of this article should have been” Changing the Manufacturing Facility Battery Disconnect”. To be clear, having a detach is essential( as discussed above). Nonetheless, the one that was initially set up on our trailer was quite inexpensive/ weak, improperly carried out, and also falling short. Therefore, we changed as well as upgraded it. So for those of you adhering to along, one of the last staying to-dos from last August’s solar set up with Eddie Glonek was to get rid of the Rockwood manufacturing facility mounted battery disconnect switch. Eddie installed a new Blue Sea 2 means button within the complete system, which now lives inside the battery/ controller compartment. This is the brand-new control factor from which we can kill the DC power, power to the inverter,. There is likewise a separate detach switch to eliminate the power from the panels. The initial switch was currently showing indications of failing after only 3 months of owning our MiniLite when Eddie evaluated it.The factor we really did not get this done in August was because I had a rather tight timeline to get down to Casper, WY in time for
the Eclipse. SO … we punted on this to-do and also made a plan to do this the following time we assembled. This meant there belonged of the old initial system, as well as a pretty essential part(which can easily kill my DC circuit) still in our new fancy system. The initial disconnect button from Rockwood. This lives beneath the LP containers, up in front of the A-frame of the trailer. The back of this button is entirely exposed to the open roadway, and for certain was covered in gunk, goop, sand, red dirt as well as anything else you can think of. Being subjected wasn’t always the failing point in our situation, yet rather one of the terminals was really sensitive, maybe over-torqued throughout the set up? Regardless, it sure really did not appear built to last. Equally as Eddie started servicing the substitute of this separate … I yelled down to him to day”Hey!”(i had actually simply soaped up my hands to obtain a great wash)…”Nope, stated Eddie … however I did hardly bump the old switch, I bet if i offer it an additional bump you’ll have power”. And, certainly … I did. If you really did not catch what decreased there, it just implies, that Eddie’s assertion last August that this ought to disconnect switch was a particular point of failure in the future was exact. The final product: the separate switch has been eliminated, all cables reconnected, the trailer jack still has power, box is sealed and water limited. Long story sorta much longer … Its good that Rockwood consisted of a battery detach. This is a fantastic method for folks to recognize that ALL the power from the “residence” (as well as jack) is reduced, so you can walk a method recognizing your batteries have no make use of them whatsoever.