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Old 03-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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Battery Pos. side cut????

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ok....so I have had our camper a year......Hybird Shamrock 2002 model.....I knew it did not have a battery on it....so I thought I might buy one and put on there....to have when we are not connected to AC....Lights and such.....so I pulled the cover off the gas tanks...and the connector on the Pos. side of the cable has been cut off???????.......hummmmmm....why?

I can put another on easy......but why was it cut ....makes me think something might be wrong?????......how can I find out?

guess just get one and hook a Battery up and see what smokes

is if common if there is a issue to CUT the cable?.....or did he need the battery and did not have time to remove the lug.....and just cut the wire?


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Old 03-16-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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The terminal may have been corroded so bad it had to be cut. I had a car do that once and had to replace it. Try putting on a new one and see what happens. If something is bad wrong it will spark bad right at first. Not a bad idea to have fire extinguisher on hand too.. Good luck
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Besides having a battery to supply power when you are not on AC, your trailer's electric brakes require it when towing. Your emergency brakes will not work without a battery (need power for the breakaway switch).

Good idea to get one on there.

I can't think of a reason to cut it off unless it was corroded.
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yep, you're breaking the law by transporting the trailer without a battery, since it has electric brakes.

maybe someone stole the battery and cut the wires to take it quickly.
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Have not thought of that....may have stole it.....
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maybe someone stole the battery and cut the wires to take it quickly.
Unfortunately, that was my first thought as well.
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