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Old 09-13-2016, 02:52 PM   #11
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You should put the disconnect switch on the positive side of the battery.

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Wondering why the positive side when most who want a for sure kill switch put it on the ground cable.

But here, problem solved. Put a WindyNation.com 100 watt solar system on the roof and never worry again about batteries.
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Old 09-13-2016, 04:59 PM   #12
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Normal battery draw

The propane and CO detector if you have one will continuously draw power and drain your battery. I installed a battery cut-off switch to save the battery from fully draining. Even with a battery cut-off switch you should charge the battery once a month when in storage or get a trickle charger/maintainer.
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:18 PM   #13
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Those battery cut-off switches are nice. If you need power when the TT is not in use, especially in the evening darker hours, just turn the switch and walah, you have power, instead of lugging the battery back to the TT. UGH!

As others said, there is parasitic drain on the batteries and these switches will help minimalize the drain, but still need to plug in to shore power periodically to maintain full capacity.
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:00 PM   #14
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I have four six volt GC-2s... at 65# each... lugging not possible but not necessary with 450w solar. I recently modified by cabling and adding a good 175A breaker... so the marine switch (1, 2, both or none switch) is no longer necessary. My point is that "cut off" was on the negative side. The breaker, now, is on the positive. My suggestion is that everyone get a Trimetric TM-2030 or a very good monitor. I don't know how I ever did without it. No more guessing! Its a fairly easy DIY project.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:03 PM   #15
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I have the same trailer. No cutoff switch, so I installed one from amazon (on the negative post). You will need to install switch or remove ground cable. Great trailer, we love it!

Drop me a message if you have questions.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:49 PM   #16
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I have the same trailer. No cutoff switch, so I installed one from amazon (on the negative post). You will need to install switch or remove ground cable. Great trailer, we love it!

Drop me a message if you have questions.


Same here. Had no switch, watched a youtube video, purchased a switch, and installed to the Negative post as well. Works perfect! I know there are various types out there. Here are some pics showing the install and the Switch Key I have. Such a time saving gadget. Comes with 2 keys. I keep one hanging in the TT, for easy & quick access, due to the key has to remain in the switch to engage battery, otherwise the battery is disengaged when the key is taken out.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:46 PM   #17
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Wondering why the positive side when most who want a for sure kill switch put it on the ground cable.
Ditto...especially when the most common cut off is specifically sized for the negative post and you can damage the battery by trying to MAKE it fit on the + side.

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Battery Master Disconnect Cut OFF Switch
Brand new battery master disconnect kill switch and starter immobilizer for cars and trucks with Top Post batteries.
This switch fits the slightly smaller negative post of all standard sized automotive top post batteries. "
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Good to hear that someone else has this same trailer. So far that is only 3 of us that I know of !!!
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There is this kind as well.

Side Terminal Battery Cut Off Switch: BatteryMart.com
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I just had a cutoff switch installed. I think all campers should come with them.
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