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First "thank you" for the responses. John, especially your explanation of the P20 (PLUG - I had thought Page) was very helpful).
Things are progressing. Circuit Breaker #1 has been replaced (it was burned out) and four new 6 volt batteries have replaced my 5-6 year old house batteries.

The current problem is that there is a constant 4 amp draw on the new house batteries. When the wires are connected you can hear the solenoid (mounted above on the left side of the battery compartment) close. Disconnect the wires and, after a couple of seconds delay, you can hear and feel it click open. Connect them again and it will arc (Eric tells me from his experience that this generally indicates a 20 amp draw) and then maintain the 4 amp draw.

We've checked inside the bus and everything seems to be off.
Sorry, I've taken some pictures of this but can't for the life of me figure out how to post them. If anyone is interested I could email them to you.
Any ideas on what this 4 amp draw might be coming from?
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Thanks for posting the pictures John.
That red jump wire in the middle picture has now been removed. It had a 15 amp fuse in it (black box in the middle of the wire) and with it on I had no parking lights when the headlights were on low beam. It connected #6 and #12. I have no idea why or when it was put on.
Unless the earth moves I think Rick has pretty well answered my question of the 4amp draw.
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Down to a 4 Amp Draw. Pretty much normal I would think.
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OK, so just in case I'm not the only one who didn't know this....I very seldom dry camp and, since we are full time there has never been a period when I've left the Bird unattended. As a result I've never needed to know this before.

At the advise of a couple of our fellow WOG members I passed along the idea of trying the A/T switch. What was a 4 amp draw is now a .3 amp draw. Problem solved. Thank you guys!
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