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Old 03-17-2013, 02:35 AM   #11
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For those of you using the disconnect, do you have it mounted to the A-frame or is it inside the trailer? After viewing some that are for sale I would swoder how to protect them from the environment as the posts are exposed. Once the snow melts to a depth where you can see the hitch, photos would be appreciated. Also what brands/models are being used? I would like to see ones that are mounted away from the battery since my battery box is locked down to the frame.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:06 AM   #12
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Our TT came with a disconnect from the factory, it's mounted on the front wall inside the front storage compartment on the curb side. What's nice is that if I forget to turn it on, it doesn't affect the brakes. I keep a tender on mine anyways whenever I'm not using it. My battery is 3 years old now and still going strong!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:20 AM   #13
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Here`s mine, had it over 3 years now. Mounted on side of large battery box:

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Old 03-17-2013, 09:49 AM   #14
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Many choices on GOOGLE - click on the one that catches your interest for more info.. I like the BLUE SEA models as they make before break and are sealed good. Make before break prevents internal arcing if you are switching under load. Most folks will mount these in the NEGATIVE CABLE between the battery and the trailer frame ground. It will work in either place just fine. The NEGATIVE TERMINAL is probably the best spot as it has maybe just ONE cable on it where the POSITIVE TERMINAL may have several battery cables on it...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...mg.FHrknU1kdd8

The switches with the removable RED KEY seem to be popular like the one CRABMAN is using.... Having the nice looking ID plate is a nice touch as well...



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Old 03-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #15
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Hey everyone again I have another quick question for you. When should I disconnect my battery on my TT? When I was at the dealer today picking up my TT I swear the guy said whenever Im not using it but I think he was trying to say something else. Please help...lol

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He is correct. I suggest you get a battery disconnect switch like the one Roy shows above. I have had good results with mine.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:12 PM   #16
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Keep in mind that a lead acid battery left disconnected for a few months at a time, will accelerate the build-up of sulfate inside the battery. The accumulation of sulfate inside is the number one killer of lead acid batteries.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #17
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I do not have a disconnect on my battery. I do have an inline 30 amp fuse that I pull, when I want to disconnect. My dealer told me to pull the fuse if we are not going to be plugged in for more than a few days, due to the power draw from the various equipment. I did a battery draw test last summer, I left the TT unplugged for 3 weeks, with the battery connected. I do not recall what the final voltage was, but it was fairly good. So I am not to concern about disconnection the battery for short intervals.
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Off topic - but related... has anyone ever wired in a second shutoff for the electric tongue jack? I'm always worried that one of the kids will find the adjustment buttons while we're set-up!
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I do not have a disconnect on my battery. I do have an inline 30 amp fuse that I pull, when I want to disconnect. My dealer told me to pull the fuse if we are not going to be plugged in for more than a few days, due to the power draw from the various equipment. I did a battery draw test last summer, I left the TT unplugged for 3 weeks, with the battery connected. I do not recall what the final voltage was, but it was fairly good. So I am not to concern about disconnection the battery for short intervals.
+1 on this one. I just pull the (2) fuses outside the battery box.
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