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Old 09-09-2015, 09:53 AM   #1
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Any suggestions on a small 12 volt battery just enough to trigger the brakes on the trailer? I remove my batteries each trip because I am normally off grid. I will be on grid next time and would prefer something small for this trip instead of my big heavy deep cycle battery. Maybe a motorcycle battery?
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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http://www.amazon.com/Electric-Trail...akaway+battery

This is what most all utility trailers use that are equipped with brakes. You can buy buy them most any where that sells auto batteries.

Most I have seen are mounted in a small box on the trailer tongue.
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most of the "breakaway batteries" I saw are just regular 5AH sealed lead acid batteries
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Rather than a M/C battery look into a small garden tractor battery Wal-Mart Tractor Supply etc.
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Rather than a M/C battery look into a small garden tractor battery Wal-Mart Tractor Supply eytc.
The 5Ah batteries are gelled electrolyte. M/C and tractor batteries are flooded cell (liquid electrolyte).

On a travel trailer it won't make a difference since flooded cell is expected. But a small, sealed box on a utility trailer might not tolerate the outgassing of a flooded cell battery.
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The 5Ah batteries are gelled electrolyte. M/C and tractor batteries are flooded cell (liquid electrolyte).

On a travel trailer it won't make a difference since flooded cell is expected. But a small, sealed box on a utility trailer might not tolerate the outgassing of a flooded cell battery.
Totally agree but I had hoped the OP was talking TT and not a utility trailer
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Totally agree but I had hoped the OP was talking TT and not a utility trailer
Yup, he totally said it is for a TT. But the issue of what they do on utility trailers was raised.
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Thanks for the help. I ordered one from Amazon.
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Thanks for the help. I ordered one from Amazon.
Kewl, which one?
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