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Old 01-07-2016, 05:22 PM   #21
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My truck connection (GMC DMax with dual alternators) was enough to power the hydraulic landing gear of my 5er when my battery was dead
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:24 PM   #22
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I was instructed that it is ' Ground Wire Off First " I could be corrected but that has always been my understanding.
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Old 01-08-2016, 04:13 AM   #23
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I was instructed that it is ' Ground Wire Off First " I could be corrected but that has always been my understanding.
You are correct, as long as its a negative ground system (the vast majority of things), that's the way it is. Now some vehicles can have a positive ground system, which then makes it all opposite but this is going to be the exception, not the rule.

An RV/travel trailer isn't most likely going to have as much metal near the battery as a vehicle, but it's just a best practice to do it this way to be sure. My propane tanks (which rest on the frame) are in very close proximity to my battery, which I usually remove the propane tank cover to gain more access to the battery box behind it.

Battery and Negative Terminal - How to Disconnect a Battery

How To Remove And Install A Car Or Truck Battery, Cleaning Corroded Terminals

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https://www.pepboys.com/parts/batteries/diy_replacing/

http://www.napaonline.com/KnowHow/battery-service.aspx

This has kind of been a hijack, but I'm thinking the OP was satisfied and had his question answered judging by his response in post #6.
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:26 AM   #24
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This has kind of been a hijack, but I'm thinking the OP was satisfied and had his question answered judging by his response in post #6.
Isn't that the case with 99% of the threads on here? I don't think that means we should stop responding. You never know when someone could input some meaningful information on the subject.
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You should keep the battery charged.
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