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Old 05-23-2011, 11:45 PM   #11
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You should be able to find one at any RV dealer, wal mart, Lowes, auto parts store etc.....

You install it inline on your batteries positive side. Easy to do.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:59 AM   #12
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Just type in "battery disconnect" in amazon. Its a popular boat item so you have plenty of choices.

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:38 AM   #13
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You should be able to find one at any RV dealer, wal mart, Lowes, auto parts store etc.....

You install it inline on your batteries positive side. Easy to do.
A disconnect switch is a must have if you park your trailer for more than 4-5 days with no way of keeping the battery charged up. The LP/CO and radio alone will drain the battery.

You can install on either Neg or Pos side. 6 of one, half-dozen the other.

I personally disconnect the Neg or Ground, as I have on my cars and bikes for over 40 years.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:43 AM   #14
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I have a multistage converter that I keep plugged in all winter. I leave my batteries installed; hooked up; and the switch ON so that the trickle charger keeps the batteries topped off and warm all winter. I check the fluid levels monthly.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:35 AM   #15
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I missed that Bob, thanks.

Remove the batteries to a warm area if you can not use a battery tender.

While a battery shutoff switch is a great idea and I have one as well, the internal resistance in the battery will discharge it over time even disconnected. Once the charge on the battery drops to a point where the Specific Gravity of the electrolyte is close to water, it will freeze and break plates or crack the case.

I would use the battery shutoff switch in the summer between trips. and charge it up for a few days before I left. That way the fridge would be cold and the battery charged at the same time.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:54 AM   #16
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Battery Disconnect during summer, store battery in garage during winter.... $8 from Harbor Freight...
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:05 PM   #17
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:04 PM   #18
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What is a source for a battery disconnect?
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:26 PM   #19
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I just disconnect mine. I would like to buy a good disconnect switch, actually bought a cheap one, but can't figure out how to install it.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:34 AM   #20
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I got one installed by the service dept. at the dealership. I opted for the push/pull knob and am very happy with it.

I know that installing a disconnect handle is very easy but it wouldn't be for me. Besides I want to avoid removing the propang tank cover as much as possible.
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