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Old 10-31-2013, 05:04 PM   #11
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I'm saying that if he puts a battery disconnect in that wire there will not be (when it's disconnected by the switch).

Tim966, may I suggest that, whether you put the disconnect switch on the positive or negative side, that you leave a path for the circuit that powers your emergency breakaway brakes so they are not affected by your new switch.
Well that part is correct, so you need to see and tell how your breakaway is wired that's all I'm saying. Some are wired thru the disconnect and some are not. That is important to know, nothing else. If you pull the plug and your breaks do not lock up after you disconnect the main pos. it is connected thru the disconnect if if still locks up then it is wired directly to your battery. What is hard to understand in that statement?
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:11 PM   #12
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Well that part is correct, so you need to see and tell how your breakaway is wired that's all I'm saying. Some are wired thru the disconnect and some are not. That is important to know, nothing else. If you pull the plug and your breaks do not lock up after you disconnect the main pos. it is connected thru the disconnect if if still locks up then it is wired directly to your battery. What is hard to understand in that statement?
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:23 PM   #13
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WHY would you need brakes when stored? It's not like they work anyway when not moving.
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WHY would you need brakes when stored? It's not like they work anyway when not moving.
It's the emergency breakaway brakes. The fear is that with a disconnect that disconnects them may be forgotten to be re-enabled when you go to get the camper out of storage. If forgotten and the worst happens and the campers separates from the tow vehicle, the brakes wouldn't be applied.

This reminds me that I really need to test this... on my own disconnect switch installation.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:36 PM   #15
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Well that part is correct, so you need to see and tell how your breakaway is wired that's all I'm saying. Some are wired thru the disconnect and some are not. That is important to know, nothing else. If you pull the plug and your breaks do not lock up after you disconnect the main pos. it is connected thru the disconnect if if still locks up then it is wired directly to your battery. What is hard to understand in that statement?
He does not have a disconnect switch to "see and tell" about. This thread is about adding one.
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Whenever I disconnect anything important, I put a yellow tag on the coupler or wiring plug to remind me the next time.
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He does not have a disconnect switch to "see and tell" about. This thread is about adding one.
Barry I understand that, but he needs to find out how it is wire now before he adds the disconnect. He has to know were his wires go's that all I'm saying again.
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Barry I understand that, but he needs to find out how it is wire now before he adds the disconnect. He has to know were his wires go's that all I'm saying again.
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Cheaper, but more of a pain. I pull my battery and place it on a battery minder in my garage. I only do it if I'm not going to be moving for more than two weeks or so. Just throwing an option out there.
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