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Old 05-28-2013, 03:06 PM   #11
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CBVP is correct that many regions (stated, counties, etc.) make it illegal to transport wood. Ask your campground is there are restrictions. The emerald ash borer will be making a mess of trees out this way soon.

That said, if I am going to a near CG (same eco system) I use one or a couple of these in the back of the Yukon. Amazon.com: Easy-Open Collapsible Garden Waste Container in Green: Patio, Lawn & Garden

Lot better than paying $15 for 15 pieces of someone elses yard waste (I have plenty of my own!)
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #12
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I have a 14 foot enclosed trailer and it has a little battery in it's own little case for the breakaway switch mounted to the frame rail. These batteries are smaller than a motorcycle battery too! I would think that you could pick up one of these pretty cheap. but it will need to be charged so you would have to figure that part out.
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it's also illegal in every state, as far as i know, to transport a trailer without a battery, if the trailer has electric brakes.
so, you've already been breaking the law, so why not go ahead with the firewood.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:02 PM   #14
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Just run 1 AGM or Gel battery: they don't need to be vented and can be mounted in about any position. Place a small batt. box in your tool box screw it down into place now drill a 3/4 '' hole threw the tool box . Than push a piece of rubber heater hose threw the hole and out of the back of the tool box. The heater house shoud sit like 1'' inside and how ever long on the out side you want it . Now run your power and ground threw the hose, silicon the heck out of it problem solved. You can even use a hose clamp on both sides of the tol box to give you pease of mind if need be.
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it's also illegal in every state, as far as i know, to transport a trailer without a battery, if the trailer has electric brakes.
so, you've already been breaking the law, so why not go ahead with the firewood.
A we bit harsh! ( could be cut two by fours) and he did not realize the battery not being there was such an issue and seems thankful that it was pointed out to him.

How many amps does the breaks draw when the pin is pulled, would a small battery be able to do this?
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A we bit harsh! ( could be cut two by fours) and he did not realize the battery not being there was such an issue and seems thankful that it was pointed out to him.

How many amps does the breaks draw when the pin is pulled, would a small battery be able to do this?
For the ESCO breakaway switches supplied as a kit with a small battery: the battery included is 5Ah and 12V.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #17
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A we bit harsh! ( could be cut two by fours) and he did not realize the battery not being there was such an issue and seems thankful that it was pointed out to him.

How many amps does the breaks draw when the pin is pulled, would a small battery be able to do this?

i meant to put a winking smilie.

it was meant to be tongue-in-cheek.
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bikendan - no offense taken.

Almost all of our camping is within Nebraska so I'm fine with hauling firewood around.

I definitely didn't think about the brake switch and will look for away to install a 12v battery to cover that.

Would a 12v garden tractor size work? I have a battery charger so I can make sure it has a full charge prior to any trip. And with that size I could mount it about anywhere the cable reaches.
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bikendan - no offense taken.

Would a 12v garden tractor size work? I have a battery charger so I can make sure it has a full charge prior to any trip. And with that size I could mount it about anywhere the cable reaches.
Yes, that size of battery will be fine fully charged.
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