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    Posted: 08 Sep 2019 at 1:44pm
I built a spreadsheet a few years back and have offered it to a few that have asked. So willing for anyone here as well. It's on a MAC so in Numbers.

Question was asked that I had no direct answer to. 

"How do you account for Ghost Draw?"

Well I don't.. Then I thought, I should. There are items running that I'm not using that should be in the calculations. 

Has anyone broke down each appliance to just standby draw? If my trailer was here, I'd run it. If no one has, I will when it comes back. 

I know what my Ghost Draw is when being stored. Yet I don't know what it is when in use. 
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Here's a screen shot of what I have.

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I never did, I just measured it as a whole. Ours was .11A or about 2.5aH a day. We had a 120aH usable bank. Dual Trojan T-105's. We added a cutoff switch so it wasn't a real problem if we were not going to use the camper for any length of time.
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My parasitic load was very similar to furpod's, so basically negligible while camping (not negligible while in storage without a charging source). I didn't put it in my load spreadsheet either. It would be easy to add though. 
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Thanx guys for your input. My thoughts are some is still happening, though some becomes part of usage. I was curious how you dealt with it.

I'm going to keep it in mind, yet probably at a 80% value. At some point I will trace it out..
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