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Old 09-14-2016, 09:12 AM   #21
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I am really surprised they don't. I guess they just want to make a few extra bucks selling / installing them.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:48 AM   #22
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My stealth has a red plastic key right under the refrigerator that you turn on or off to disconnect the batteries. Surprised that all models don't have that!!


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Old 09-14-2016, 10:43 AM   #23
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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 !!!
I've not found even three, but we love it! No major problems at all.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:48 AM   #24
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There is you, me and BrioRick !!! I haven't had any problems -- just a couple of small things but we love ours too -- perfect for 2 people.
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Old 09-14-2016, 11:00 AM   #25
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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.
This will work but may not be optimal. Around any lead/acid battery is a fairly hostile environment for metal with corrosive gasses emitted by the battery. So I prefer to keep exposed metal and electrical connections to a minimum inside the battery box.

On my Rockwood 2604 the factory installed a battery cut off switch in the frame cross member under the propane tanks (right in front of the battery box). I added a master circuit breaker next to it. The circuit breaker was an O'Reilly Autoparts item and could also be used as a master battery cut off switch.
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:27 PM   #26
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Hi, I have been thinking of installing a battery cut off switch on my Wildcat, 5th wheel. The problem I have is that the battery cover on my box comes off, so I can not install a switch on the cover. Can I install one on the away from the box, on the wall? How would I protect it & how would I insulate it? Would it be wired to the negative side of the battery? The reason I want the switch on the outside of the box is encase of a 12 volt fire, you have to disconnect the power to the battery. Looking for an answer.
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:59 PM   #27
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A cutoff switch is a good way to go. They are inexpensive and very simply to install near the battery. I have this one.

https://www.amazon.com/Marinco-701-B...cut-off+switch
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:06 PM   #28
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I keep a solar panel plugged in for battery it does the job fine
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:11 PM   #29
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Negative lead switch could be dangerous

If you install the switch on your negative lead, you will no longer have power for your breakaway brakes should you forget to turn the switch on while towing.

Maybe your memory is better than mine.

I would feel much more comfortable installing the switch on the positive side and then wiring the breakaway brake power to the battery through a circuit breaker. That way if you forget to turn on the switch while towing, your breakaway brakes will still work.

Just my $0.02
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I thought about adding a solar battery minder that won't overcharge. Is that what you have? Which one?

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