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Old 08-05-2016, 01:49 PM   #11
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I do this every time I buy new tt. Just purchase the extra battery cables that will connect the two batteries in parallel. Hardest part is making the tray to hold both batteries. My tt came with the cut off switch. Later RJD
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:05 PM   #12
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I do this every time I buy new tt. Just purchase the extra battery cables that will connect the two batteries in parallel. Hardest part is making the tray to hold both batteries. My tt came with the cut off switch. Later RJD
That is easier with a TT and batteries outside. My 5er they are in the front storage, not pass through, and must be vented. Special battery box with a hose connected to the top that runs to a vent on the compartment door. Sadly, a double battery box is not available.
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:13 PM   #13
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This slight change keeps you from accidentally touching your wrench to the frame ground while connecting/disconnecting the Positive terminal. Which would cause a spark and possible explosion.

ETA: since you state 'adding a second battery' I assume your current single battery and the additional battery are both 12 volt.
My neighbor screamed and jumped about a foot last week, when he did this on his trailer. So yes, always pull the negative cable first.
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:29 PM   #14
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That is easier with a TT and batteries outside. My 5er they are in the front storage, not pass through, and must be vented. Special battery box with a hose connected to the top that runs to a vent on the compartment door. Sadly, a double battery box is not available.
Check on line. The Love You RV. YouTube guy uses four 6s and found a box that went right to the vent tube. I have seen them around $100.

To the original post. I would connect the two batteries with big big cables. At least the 2 ga that they have in the auto parts stores. You want those two acting as one.
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Check on line. The Love You RV. YouTube guy uses four 6s and found a box that went right to the vent tube. I have seen them around $100.
Thanks ~~ late now but I'll have that in favorites.
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Thanks ~~ late now but I'll have that in favorites.
Wow and he lives out there full time in an old Cougar 5er
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I just love this forum! I had both my batteries stolen last weekend from the storage lot (along with about 50 other trailers) and I forgot to take a picture of the cables hooked up. The cables weren't cut thank goodness. I've ordered locking metal straps and will purchase new batteries after the straps arrive.

My point is that I couldn't remember how to hook up the two batteries but voila! Here is the answer!!!

You people are awesome! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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