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Old 02-01-2011, 06:35 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by musclecarman View Post
Drill a couple of holes in the bottom of the battery box for drainage. They WILL fill with water in a heavy rain.
Agree. I had to drill 4 x small holes in bottom my TT's battery's box as well. 1 x small hole in each inner corner. My TT has has a battery disconnect switch.

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Old 03-26-2011, 02:15 PM   #12
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Wow Budman! That's a problem. They should not have let you off the lot without a working battery. It is needed to operate your rig's electric brakes in the event of a separation, and in most states is a DOT mandate. First, get a decent deep cycle battery on there. The mount may not be the best, but it works and is there for a reason. Second, reach out to Jayco and tell them about this dealer. They ain't just cheap, they're causing a safety hazard to you and the rest of us. I'm sure Jayco would not want the reputational risk (and liability) if something were to happen.

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Old 03-27-2011, 12:00 AM   #13
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I agree with Camping Az. If the trailer has brakes it has to have a battery.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:56 AM   #14
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The dealer was irresponsible to let you off the lot without a battery to power the breakaway switch... You should post his name here so we can all avoid him.

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