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Old 10-18-2013, 06:10 AM   #11
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And, before you think- "just disconnect the battery", depending on the camper, this may not be an easy task. My battery is in a box *under* my storage hatch's floor. That means moving stuff to get to it, unscrewing the box cover (awkward to get to), and then using tools to disconnect one of the wires.
Sounds like a great mod waiting to happen. Do all that moving stuff one time in order to access the battery and install a battery cutoff switch. Problem solved.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:20 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone, now I see why it's there!
You need to becareful of what you store near that switch. When it is on you pull it out and in to disconnect. It's a bad thing. It just happened to me on the way home. something shifted during travel and pushed it in disconnecting my battery. If your battery is not on your breakaway will not engage. Now I now I will have to put some metal protection in front of it so it won't happen again. Now that is a safety issue that they refuse (FR) to deal with. Just a word of warning.........
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:42 AM   #13
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My emergency break away pull cord switch is direct connected to my
batteries. My battery disconnect switch does not disconnect the emergency
switch.
Are you sure yours does??
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:28 AM   #14
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My emergency break away pull cord switch is direct connected to my
batteries. My battery disconnect switch does not disconnect the emergency
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Are you sure yours does??
I'm not sure but I didn't see any wire connected, good point through. I'll have to push the disconnect in and pull the pin and see if it will lock my breaks up.....Thanks...
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #15
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Sounds like a great mod waiting to happen. Do all that moving stuff one time in order to access the battery and install a battery cutoff switch. Problem solved.
Yup- done!

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Old 10-20-2013, 08:24 AM   #16
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You need to becareful of what you store near that switch. When it is on you pull it out and in to disconnect. It's a bad thing. It just happened to me on the way home. something shifted during travel and pushed it in disconnecting my battery. If your battery is not on your breakaway will not engage. Now I now I will have to put some metal protection in front of it so it won't happen again. Now that is a safety issue that they refuse (FR) to deal with. Just a word of warning.........
The button is High up above the panel. I can't see anything going near it.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:21 AM   #17
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The button is High up above the panel. I can't see anything going near it.
Well that my be true on your unit, but mine is located behind the battery box at the floor level in the front compartment. I really have no idea what you are talking about. I have no panel in my storage area. I own a a 2012 #8289WS 5th wheel. They are all located their with this model and year.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #18
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Thanks for the link, that happened to me. Fr in there in guinness engineering put a pull on and push in to disconnect. When I questioned FR on the tour in Goshen they told me that they changed it to push in for on and pull out for off. Well my dealer said they called FR last week and they told him that they are still installing this backwards switch. I think it's a safety hazard that people should be warned about. I did not know that my batteries where disconnected until I got home and tried to put my landing gear down. I'm just going screw a plate down in front of it so it can't happen again.....
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Thanks for the link, that happened to me. Fr in there in guinness engineering put a pull on and push in to disconnect. When I questioned FR on the tour in Goshen they told me that they changed it to push in for on and pull out for off. Well my dealer said they called FR last week and they told him that they are still installing this backwards switch. I think it's a safety hazard that people should be warned about. I did not know that my batteries where disconnected until I got home and tried to put my landing gear down. I'm just going screw a plate down in front of it so it can't happen again.....
I was trying to find the image of what I'm seeing in my head, but there are light switch covers that should be able to put on over top. Someone here put them overtop of their slide switches.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #20
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Thanks everyone, now I see why it's there!
They are nice but when u r pulling you must have it pull so your elec brake works
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