Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-19-2016, 10:56 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chino Hills, Ca
Posts: 91
Stolen Battery/Wire questions

Hello Everyone,

I had my battery stolen from my 2013 Jayco 19h. They cut the wires to remove the battery. I need to replace the eyelids but I have a question about one of the wires. I understand the green is the Positive cable, and the white is the Negative cable. Where did the black and orange wire come from? Its attached to the breakaway box but I don't remember it having a separate eyelid. Does it connect with the green cable to the positive?? Please help!!

Here are the pics.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_5465.jpg   IMG_5466.jpg   IMG_5467.jpg  
__________________

__________________
2013 Jayco 19h
2006 Nissan Titan
clossan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 12:04 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
ttavasc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 451
Well - that just plain sucks. Sorry to hear about your bad luck.

On my 2015 195RB Baja the Orange/Black wire from the break-away switch is joined with the green positive wire at the positive terminal of the battery using the same eyelet. I've attached a picture for reference - I circled the connection in question in red. You can see the orange/black and green wires run together to the positive terminal. Hope your up and running again soon...
Attached Thumbnails
SDC11259.jpg  
__________________

__________________
TT: 2015 Jay Flight SLX 195RB Baja Edition
TV: 2014 RAM 1500 Bighorn CC, 5.7L Hemi, 8-spd, 3.21LSD, Factory Air Ride/Tow Pkg, Andersen WD/SC
ttavasc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 12:51 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chino Hills, Ca
Posts: 91
Thanks for the response. Very Helpful!!
__________________
2013 Jayco 19h
2006 Nissan Titan
clossan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 07:11 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
RoyBraddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: King George
Posts: 2,165
Sorry to hear about losing your batteries...

Not knowing your situation but alot of us folks that live in these high crime rate places have the batteries located in metal boxes with lever locks...

I tried to determine if your batteries were in front of the propane tanks or between the tanks and the trailer.

IMO the best spot for batteries in between the tanks and the trailer. This sort of hides the batteries from view but I guess everyone will know there will be batteries behind the tanks haha...

TORKLIFT makes a very nice slide on lid type metal box that is popular...


google image

They also make one that comes with a solar panel to trickle charge your batteries with

google image

I guess there is really not much you can do to prevent the batteries from being stolen. Make it harder to do is probably the best thing you can come up with...

I'm thinking about using one of those truck bed 48-inch side mount metal boxes when I upgrade my batteries here... I have tons of room to work with here haha...

google image

My batteries are still in the plastic boxes across the tongue of my POPUP trailer... I had four batteries here at one time but had one fail back in 2009.

Roy's image

I like the idea of motion sensor lights where the trailer is parked...

They also go after the propane tanks around here... The drug guys use them for something they tell me...

I am fortunate here to be able to park my trailers here at the house in the back yard... My lights all come on when anyone walks up back there...

Roy Ken
__________________
Roy and Carolyn
I claim Horse Creek Country in Southern Ill - Momabear is from North Texas
We live in King George VA
RETIRED DOD DOAF DON CONTRACTOR Electronics Tech 42YRS

"We're burning daylight" - John Wayne
2008 STARCRAFT 14RT OFF-ROAD POPUP with PD9260C and three 85AH 12VDC batteries
2010 F150 FX4 5.4 GAS with 3.73 gears - Super Cab - Towing Package - 2KW Honda EU2000i Gen
K9PHT (since 1957) 146.52Mhz
"We always have a PLAN B"
RoyBraddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 08:50 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
SmokerBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 2,698
Attach a separate wire end connector on the orange/black-breakaway switch wire and stack it with the main positive connector on the positive post.
__________________
Bill
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI Quad Cab
2011 Jay Flight 26BH
SmokerBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 09:36 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Mustang65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Clearwater, FL area
Posts: 2,714
Protecting your battery investment is really impossible, but the trick is to make it as difficult as possible for an easy rip-off. The thief will look for an easy take, less time needed to take your battery or LP tanks. If it was between a plastic battery case with a nylon strap opposed to a set of battery boxes secured someway, they will go for the easy one. Unless of course they do not mind spending more time dismantling your system.

I took an old towing chain, painted it, bolted it to one of the existing bolts on the frame and weaved it through the 2 battery boxes to secure them. A lock secures the chain. Granted, if they come in with cable cutters, all bets are off.

There is no slack at all in the chain.

Don
Attached Thumbnails
BATTERY - Safety Chain Painted.png   BATTERY - Secuity Chain.jpg  
__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package

Our Solar Album http://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329
Mustang65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 10:14 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
maromeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 781
You could use these on your battery boxes.

B & D RV Battery Lock For RV travel trailers and popup campers.

Might be worth the investment.
__________________
Joe and Mary Anne
1 18 yr old DD
2014 Ram 2500 Diesel Laramie Mega Cab 4 X 4
2011 Jayco Jay Flight 26RLS-Sold
2014 Jayco Eagle 298 RLDS
maromeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2016, 11:47 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
SMS1115's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Fuquay-Varina
Posts: 408
Quote:
Originally Posted by maromeo View Post
You could use these on your battery boxes.

B & D RV Battery Lock For RV travel trailers and popup campers.

Might be worth the investment.

Added this to my wishlist. Looks like a really good option and inexpensive since we already have the plastic box.
__________________
Steve
----------
2008 Jay Flight G2 29BHS
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 4x4
SMS1115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2016, 08:24 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
robo59097's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: S.E. Wisconsin
Posts: 195
Quote:
Originally Posted by maromeo View Post
You could use these on your battery boxes.

B & D RV Battery Lock For RV travel trailers and popup campers.

Might be worth the investment.

I bought this after my battery was stolen, well worth the investment. I use a ratchet strap to secure the battery and the lock to keep it there!
__________________
2010 Jay Flight 28BHS
2007 Yukon XL 2500 6.0L 4X4
Equal-I-zer Hitch
Prodigy Brakes
robo59097 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2016, 08:28 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 22
They sell the 1.5" wide sheet metal strips with holes in them at the hardware store- the stuff they use to suspend plumbing etc. and it's dirt cheap. Wrap it around the battery box and bend the ends so you can put a padlock through. About $4 per battery box.
__________________

VTSummit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.