Originally Posted by SWEET74
If you can't remove a battery and re-install it without hooking up the wires correctly, you probably should not be doing it.
Sooo, are you saying that anyone who makes a legitimate mistake, i.e., attaching a black-coded cable to a negative battery post and a red-coded cable to a positive battery post--is stupid? If so, I heartily disagree. In this case the mistake was understandable (automobile batteries are ALWAYS connected this way) but even if it were not that is no reason to argue that someone who makes a mistake "probably shouldn't be doing it." Learning from our mistakes is a primary way for humans to learn; when they already know how to do something correctly they are not learning but are repeating something they already know. Heaven help us if people stop trying new things because they don't already know to do it or they are afraid of failing. Mary Kay Ash of Mary Kay Cosmetics was fond of saying, "There is nothing wrong with failure so long as you fail forward".
For those of us who store our travel trailers in commercial storage facilities it is prudent to completely remove the battery from the tongue of the trailer during storage. This not only prevents the possible theft of the battery, it also provides an opportunity for the battery to be placed on a trickle charger so that it will be fully charged the next time the trailer is used.