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Old 06-06-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Battery Switch Mounting Options

Hi All-
Because I spend so much time away from camp (Sadly) I have been in the habit of disconnecting the battery and/or pulling it and taking it home to keep it topped off. I have a brand new interstate battery that I managed to snap both threaded terminals off. Crap. I think the constant on off galled the Stainless nuts…..Or it is possible I am a idiot and cross threaded both terminals….Anyhow I purchased the terminals with the studs and wing nuts to save myself from buying a new battery.
and a Blue-Sea (Mini) disconnect switch.
I still need to modify the cables and such but my question is mounting. I would have liked to mount it inside the battery box but there is not enough room. I could mount it on the outside of the box or attach it somehow to the A-frame on the inside. I am thinking of fabricating a bracket and mounting it to the inside of the trailer A Frame. Anyone do anything similar? Just curious.

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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I have that exact disconnect switch and mounted it on the exterior of one of my battery boxes (have 2 12V batteries mounted).


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Old 06-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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I ran the wires under the trailer and wired it up into my front compartment on the utility side of the trailer, that's were I keep my leveling blocks so first and last cabinet I get into. That way kids or mischievous camp friends don't switch the power off while I am sleeping.

Always got to stay one step ahead of the brown bottle crowd when you go to bed early.

I also safety wire (with bailing wire) my valves closed it doesn't stop them but they messed with it once, I noticed and came prepared with a bucket when it was time to leave.

Learned that lesson when friend B opened and then closed friend A's black water tank valve. Friend A found out and paid friend B's kid $5.00 to open the cap for him. Friend B's kid got $5.00 and a new pair of shoes from his dad (friend B).

Commence feud.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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I installed mine on the frame in front of my batteries on the cross member under the propane tanks.
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