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Old 05-24-2019, 09:07 AM   #1
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toad battery

I'm new to towing. I have a Blue Ox baseplate and electrical connections with a charge line to car battery. I checked and have 12 volts at battery from this line. Is this enough to maintain battery or do I need to run car every nite? Randomly, battery is dead and I have to jump. Other times it's fine. Maybe a battery issue? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:15 AM   #2
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I use the RVI charger. But I do turn the car off at night because the charge line on the berk is only hot we the key is on. Your car maybe pulling power when in toad mode.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:16 AM   #3
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when rv is running- if toad battery is charging you should read 12.7-14 volts.



So check toad voltage with car off and rv disconnected- then connect to rv, start rv and it should be higher.



Note- try with tow bar disconnected- you may have a bad ground and sometimes making ground through tow bar- sometimes not.
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