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Old 09-09-2014, 01:38 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post
Without photos it is tough to give advice I think.

If you have only one battery and the only wires went to the current limiter and the frame, you should not be looking at a very expensive total replacement (except the battery of course).

Wire and terminals should be available at Home Depot or Lowes (bring a short piece to make sure you get the correct gauge. I think they are sized for 40 amps DC (8 gauge is OK for less than 10 foot run); 6 if longer.

You do not need to run it all the way to your converter (not "inverter" I am thinking - unless you had one of course); just to the current limiter under the frame.

Trace it back from the box and you should encounter current limiter, or a fuse, or a junction, or some other end of the line just under the front of the trailer. Measure from there to the box, add a little for slack and that's the length you need for the positive. Negative's probably even shorter. Mine goes to a bolt just below the box and into the frame. Maybe a foot total length, if that for mine.

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Old 09-09-2014, 01:55 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by campnqueen View Post
The unit was home from the dealer... at our storage unit. Thats what sucks!!
We can replace the battery... its the fact they CUT the cables to do!!

Dealer not involved, it was in a storage lot.

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Old 09-09-2014, 02:11 PM   #13
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Being the TT was at the storage lot, I am sure they won't be of any help. Just have to bite the bullet and fix it. I was lucky they were gentle when they stole my battery, no damage just a $90.00 interstate battery replacement. I have since relocated the TT. I have heard of similar problems in our area with seasonal trailers. Just can't trust anyone. Scrapping is big business around here , the batteries probably went to the scrap yard, they will take anything. Best of luck on your repairs.

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Old 09-09-2014, 02:40 PM   #14
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Relatively easy to splice wires for RV battery.
It's not high voltage so not a big deal to someone who's got even
a little electrical experience.
A couple crimp on terminals from Home Depot or decent hardware store
and a few feet of black #8 stranded wire and you're good to go.
Might want to spring for a wire terminal crimping tool and even wire
strippers..... nah, forget the strippers. Just use a good sharp box knife
and be careful of your fingers!
I would not hesitate to butt splice them back together or go to the fuse
if it's close by.

I wish we were neighbors! I could fix it for ya in 15 minutes and that includes
howdy how ya doing time!
(I've even got red electrical tape to wrap the + wire so you'll always know
which one it is!)

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