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Old 09-29-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Battery Switch on 19H

I was wondering if anyone has installed a battery switch to prevent battery drain from such items as CO detector and LCD screens on stereo etc... I store my 19H at my dealer supplied storage compound and up to this point when the trailer is going to sit for weeks at a time I have pulled the 30 amp fuse at the battery box. A switch ( as found on bigger Class A units and such ) would make it alot easier to switch off rather than removing the battery box lid to get at fuse. Perhaps it could be located by fuse panel or at battery box area. Any thoughts ? With thanks
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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I installed this one on my 17Z.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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Thanks Boss Wagon ; exactly the kind of thing I was thinking about,that looks great ! Any issues with it ?
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No issues. I bought the switch at Camping World. After studying on it, I decided the propane tank platform was the best location for it. The top screws are bolted through a short piece of aluminum angle stock that is bolted to the top of the platform. I used an appropriate length pre-made battery cable, from an auto parts store, with regular bolt through terminals to go from the switch to the battery.

Thanks for the compliment on the appearance.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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This is the one I prefer and which I installed. With the removable key it is harder for mischief-makers to switch on the battery when you are not there. You can get it at marine stores or on Amazon. I installed mine on my battery box top.

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I just take the battery cover off, and pull out the fuse.
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We have the battery switch and think its a great mod to do.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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I have thought about doing that as well, has anyone considered a solar charger and using it while your unit is in storage. I have seen them at Camping world but have not talked to anyone that has actually used one, just curious how well they work.
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