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Old 08-09-2013, 05:53 AM   #1
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Battery vs's direct hookup

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We have a 2002 Jayco Jayflight and we've never did any dry camping always a direct hookup. My question is to anyone who can help is when we hook our battery up to the trailer is there anything we need to do such as turn any switches on, push some type of button or is automatic? Automatic as in that the lights will work, radio etc. We've read the owners manual and well it really isn't specific as far as what we are suppose to do.

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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Battery vs's direct hookup

Hook it up and make sure there's a fuse in the inline holder of there is one. Shouldn't have to do anything else.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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Thank You very much....as far as I know we do not have a "Inline Fuse Holder" to even hold a fuse so I'm guessing it's a Plug-n-play situation now. Hook up the battery and see what happens...if we got lights, radio etc. I'll be a "Happy Camper"...if not??...yikes, I'll be back here. Thank you once again for your help we very much appreciate it.

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Old 08-09-2013, 09:05 AM   #4
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Unless the fuse or breaker is blown it should work.. I hope you realize that when you tow you have to have the battery attached.. if the trailer becomes detached from the tow vehicle on the highway the trailer e brake wont work without the battery in place.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:13 AM   #5
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this sounds really stupid I know but here it goes....we will be getting the battery hooked up to the trailer, trailer hooked up to the truck etc. This is just the "First" time we've used a battery so were kinda like flying by the seat of our pants as far as what we need to do if anything in reference to the battery and the trailer, we've always used a direct hookup when we went camping. But now reading what you wrote there's more involved as far as what we should be doing to make everything work. Gotta love those manuals, they do not tell you this stuff...<major sigh>
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:20 AM   #6
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honestly?....I wish they had a step by step instruction manual in "Laymans terms" explaining the proper procedure you "NEED" to go through when either your dry camping or when your using a direct hook-up especially when you have new trailer owners such as ourselves. I know people would say to contact the dealer but unfortunately we bought from a private owner much like alot of other people. oh well....thank you for you help and advise...it helps emmensly
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #7
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To be clear, the battery should have been hooked up to the trailer when you bought it. The battery is required to operate the breakaway switch that engages the trailer brakes in an emergency if your trailer becomes unhooked from your vehicle.

You should not be towing your trailer without a battery installed.
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PS - also keep in mind that only items on the 12v system will work (lights, water pump, fridge etc).

Your big ticket items like microwave and air conditioning won't work off the battery.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #9
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yep that works for us. we normally go to a direct hook up but until we are allowed to get there it's good to know that we have the battery backup for the essentials until that time which actually is no more than 5 hours at most. thank you once again for your help/information/advise...it is so greatly appreciated.
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Oh and by the way Freespirit48 there are no stupid questions that is how we all learn so dont be afraid to ask anything here. Everybody here likes to help and what somebody doesnt know somebody else will. so welcome to the Forum and happy camping.
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