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Old 03-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Does someone know what the 12 volt disconnect disconnects? It is a push / pull knob above the control panel. I find some things that it disconnects but some things still have power. It appears that the front jack, slide outs still have power. Is this correct?
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I'd imagine anything between the battery and the disconnect still has power. I wish they would install these a little closer to the battery.

I'll move this thread to Flagstaff for better coverage.
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Thanks! I am new, dumb, and stupid with regard to forums. RVing for 30 years. Have not had any experience with this type disconnect. Remember the old manual disconnect that 80's Airstreams had and I used. It shut down everything except jack in front.
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Does someone know what the 12 volt disconnect disconnects? It is a push / pull knob above the control panel. I find some things that it disconnects but some things still have power. It appears that the front jack, slide outs still have power. Is this correct?
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No problem at all. We all have to learn somewhere

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:44 PM   #7
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I have a 2010 Flagstaff 27BHSS and would like to install a battery disconnect switch. It would be great not to have to fumble with the bottery box, strap, and terminals every time. Is there an aftermarket product out there that anyone would recommend?
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I have a 2010 Flagstaff 27BHSS and would like to install a battery disconnect switch. It would be great not to have to fumble with the bottery box, strap, and terminals every time. Is there an aftermarket product out there that anyone would recommend?
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I have a 2010 Flagstaff 27BHSS and would like to install a battery disconnect switch. It would be great not to have to fumble with the bottery box, strap, and terminals every time. Is there an aftermarket product out there that anyone would recommend?
Bought this one for my rig. Will be installing it soon.
Amazon.com: Blue Sea Systems 6006 m-Series (Mini) Battery Switch Single Circuit ON/OFF: Sports & Outdoors
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x2 on the Blue-Sea disconnects.
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X3 on Blue Sea. I've got that one on my trailer, too.
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There is one installed on my sunseeker but I'm not clear on what it does or how it works ?
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Where are you going to mount it? Inside the front storage compartment?
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I went with the Marinco, since I do not plan on installing an inverter. Slightly less amperage rating. I didn't check Amazon for the Blue Sea (shame on me).

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Where are you going to mount it? Inside the front storage compartment?
I have a 2005 Cherokee so I plan on mounting next to the battery box on the tongue. Just have to fabricate a mount for it. Not worried about it getting wet as it is made for a boat application.
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I mounted mine inside a storage compartment. I wanted it for two reasons. The first of course to disconnect everything to prevent battery drain. The second was because I have an electric tongue jack and was afraid someone curious might come along and damage the jack by powering it past one of the extremes.
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I placed mine "hidden" under the propane tanks. This pic shows it only because the propane cover was off. Its not possible to see without purposely looking for it.

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I placed mine "hidden" under the propane tanks. This pic shows it only because the propane cover was off. Its not possible to see without purposely looking for it.

I really like that a lot. Very simple installation too.
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I placed mine "hidden" under the propane tanks. This pic shows it only because the propane cover was off. Its not possible to see without purposely looking for it.

Nice place to mount it. Looks very nice.
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I really like that a lot. Very simple installation too.
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Nice place to mount it. Looks very nice.
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