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Old 02-24-2011, 12:57 PM   #11
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Mine is in the battery compartment. Id say if you dont have one there you dont have one!

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:21 PM   #12
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Thanks for the replies. I know that not everyone is interested in a battery disconnect, but for those of us who don't have our trailer hooked up to AC all the time, they can be helpful.

It does work, of course, to remove a battery cable. But, you have to remember to do it, and to hook it again before you tow again, or you don't have any break-away brakes. Anyway, my last trailer had one, and and I got spoiled.

I'm going to install a battery disconnect switch next to my converter. There, I can rig it so that it only turns off battery power to all the interior equipment; the break-away will still be powered, and I believe that the slide and landing jacks will still be powered.

I'll post some pictures when I get it done, but it will be awhile; my list of "to-do's" is quite long. It's like moving into a new house.

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:56 PM   #13
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Just another take on this ---

Before I had permanent wiring for my trailer, I used to disconnect the battery cable. About 6 months into it, I started having low voltage under load in the TT when on battery. What I discovered was my exposed cables developed a thin layer of corrosion and caused the issue.

Bottom line, if I did not have shore power I would want a cut off switch in order to keep my connections nice and tight.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:27 PM   #14
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You are correct Crabman. I really don't think my batteries would last close to two weeks. Some of us could use a switch and some of us don't need one.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:10 AM   #15
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I just pull the 30 amp fuse as well.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #16
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Well I know that on my new TT that batterys didnt last two weeks when the converter went bad obout week and a half and everthing in trailer was dead batterys only read 6volts on both but cut off switch would not have helped I was hooked up to power.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:10 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by mlrtwo View Post
I just pull the 30 amp fuse as well.
Me too. When winterizing the trailer last fall, I pulled the fuse, but didn't get to take the battery inside for the winter due to a last-minute work-related trip. The battery remained outside all winter (and I live in Ottawa, Canada, the second-coldest capital in the world), and the battery still had a full charge in the spring (much to my surprise). Now, I don't recommend doing this, as I was LUCKY that my battery didn't freeze; I'm just making the point that removing the fuse will do the same thing as a battery-disconnect switch.

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Old 06-03-2011, 10:21 AM   #18
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If your thinking of adding a switch, then why not replace the cheap fuse holder too with a combo breaker/switch. I use these on my boat and love em.
I plan on making many mods this fall/winter and adding two of these breakers are on the to-do list.

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Old 08-07-2011, 02:06 PM   #19
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I just installed a Marinco "Park Power 701" series switch.

The fuse was inside the battery box, so pulling it was never an option. The cutoff is wired such that the tow vehicle and breakaway brakes are ALWAYS connected, regardless of the switch position. I also have a 2-Pin flat harness exposed for connection of a 1 watt solar panel whilst in storage.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:43 AM   #20
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Make sure you keep the battery clean, especially the top. Dust, dirt, and grime will conduct enough electricity to discharge the battery over a period of time.

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