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Old 08-21-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
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Quick Connect Battery

Thought I would post a picture of an idea I put to good use (others have probably already thought of it too...). I dry camp on my own permanent site. We use both generator , and 12volt battery when we stay overnight. I did not want to leave a $300 Optima on the front of my coach, exposed, when we are not there. The battery case, wingnuts, wires etc got to be a real pain in the behind every time we hooked up/disconnected the battery. What I needed was some type of fast connection system. I know Warn winch has a really slick connection system, similar to the one pictured. It is petty pricey though. I went to a local batttery warehouse and picked up an identical connector for around $18.00. I can now hook up/disconnect in a matter of seconds. Plus, if I leave the battery off, and use the generator, the wires are much safer with this connector on. Probably not the most sophisticated electrical upgrade, but it works pretty darn well!
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:59 PM   #2
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Great idea

That $18 connector is great insurance against the loss of a very expensive battery.

"I can fix it, and if I can't fix it, I can fix it so no one can fix it!"
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:19 PM   #3
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My thoughts too! So far, so good.....
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