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Old 06-13-2019, 08:21 AM   #1
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Toad Battery Charging

Whatís the best way to keep car charged while being towed (blue ox brake system)
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:30 PM   #2
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I tow a 2013 Jeep Liberty and have never had the battery be a problem , I think I use the patriot brake device. Plugs into. Cigarette lighter plug. Iíve towed from Oklahoma to Florida and back.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:57 AM   #3
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Toad Battery Charging

We tow a Chevy Equinox and use the brake buddy classic 2 for braking. Also use a Roadmaster charging line kit from MH tow connector to the battery on car. 2 years with this setup and no issues.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:27 AM   #4
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We have killed the battery on our Chevy Spark toad with the Blue Ox Patriot system when we used the carís 12 volt plug to run it. Our solution was to use the 12v power from the motor home to run the Patriot. One of the pins on the motor homeís trailer connection plug should supply this. On the Spark it was really easy to run the wire from the toad plug to the drivers compartment... kits are available to do this add-on at auto parts stores... these kits will include the in-line fuse and female 12v plug.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:24 PM   #5
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Rkloud9 my Q to that set up is if something did fail on hook up how will Toad stop
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:48 PM   #6
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There is a 12V power line in the 7-point connector for the RV to the toad. You can run a line from that to the car's battery, you just need a fuse and a diode to prevent reverse flow. Ours also has an on/off switch to turn it off when not in use. This line keeps the battery charged all day using power from the (huge) alternator in the RV. It's a must for us because for our toad, we must leave the key in ACC all day to power the auxiliary brake unit.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:30 PM   #7
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The Patriot has an in-cab monitor that flashes if there is something wrong with the system, like having no power.
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Old 06-22-2019, 04:06 PM   #8
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I use patriot 2 system and have never needed to charge. That being said I have a Jeep Wrangler that does not need the accessory key to be in the on position.
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