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Old 02-19-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Battery Disconnect Switches

When I owned our Outback 21RS, I had installed a Battery disconnect switch to the side of the battery box... reason I had put it there was because it was hidden from view by the propane cover. Now that I have this nice brand spankin' new FR Tracer, with the battery and box in plain sight behind the tanks... I don't want my switch there. How many of you have installed a switch in the nearest compartment and how did you run it? I'm mechanically inclined and do a majority of my own fixes (one, if I CAN do it, i'll do it or at least try to get ideas first before diving in; Two, it's a learning experience).

So, what am I asking, can I see/hear your ideas which will hopefully spark my ideas to get one installed before I take it back to storage.

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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Use a knife switch at the battery post, or istall a switch by your fuse box in the trailer
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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Use a knife switch at the battery post, or istall a switch by your fuse box in the trailer
Never thought about doing a switch by the fuse box...
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:26 PM   #4
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If I understand you correctly, you are just looking to install the switch so that its away from prying eyes? If so, I can understand that. I placed mine in front of my battery boxes and underneath my propane tanks. You have to know its there to see it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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I cheaped out...I got wingnuts and use them on the batt posts rather than the nuts that came with it. No tools, nothings come loose, as invisible as it gets, and cost under 50c.
Makes it easy to pull the batt if I want as well.
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I did the same thing for a long time, but got tired of wrestling with the stupid battery cover
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:48 AM   #7
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The red switch that Len&Cheri posted is the one I used to have....
I think i'll try to take a look by the fuse panel to see if there is a good spot to put one.. then i'll post some pictures to help the next 3200bht owner...

thanks for the idea everyone.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #8
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I put mine in a locked compartment because I didn't want to take a chance of anyone playing with the electric tongue jack. Here's a pic.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #9
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On my last 5er I did noty have one either and my battery kept going dead when I was not plugged in so I purchased a battery terminal disconnect switch because it is small and fit under the battery cover. I pais 9.99 for it. I foi=und one online and here is the link.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mo...FZE-MgoddVwACA
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:43 AM   #10
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What exactly is the disconnect switch for? Is it cutting power to the whole camper or is it there for another purpose?
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