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Old 07-11-2019, 03:31 AM   #1
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Battery Disconnect or Power winch turn-off on Rockwood High Wall hw277

Can't seem to find this info online. Trying to figure out how to disable the power winch switch on our new 2020 high wall HW277. We have a 3 year old who will definitely flip the switch and try to pop up or down the camper when we don't want him to.

Any way to disconnect this switch? Or better yet, i think my husband wants to find a way to disconnect the battery all together?
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:10 AM   #2
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Yes, you can install a battery isolation switch. It is an easy install. But, if you are camping, not a good idea to use isolate battery, no 12v power.
You can also buy a single pole on/off switch and install it inline with the power winch power line and mount it out of the way so your child can' see it. Never have tried it but should work. If you have an inline fuse on the power side, you can also just pull the fire when not needing the power roof.
Maybe others will have some input for you. Good Luck.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:30 AM   #3
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Try something like this- https://www.delcity.net/store/Master...BoCmYkQAvD_BwE

You could create a separate circuit to your winch, install this inline, and switch off/remove “key” until ready to raise/lower.

Obviously, kids are smart, observant, and will do their best to overcome “obstacles” like finding a key. Heck of a thing to lock up a key to lock off power.

Camping is worth most any level of effort.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:42 AM   #4
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Just take the wires off the battery terminals.
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Can't seem to find this info online. Trying to figure out how to disable the power winch switch on our new 2020 high wall HW277. We have a 3 year old who will definitely flip the switch and try to pop up or down the camper when we don't want him to.

Any way to disconnect this switch? Or better yet, i think my husband wants to find a way to disconnect the battery all together?
On my 228D's battery there are TWO wires with their own crimped on ring on each terminal, one is for the camper power, and the other is for the winch. The winch positive one on mine has a circuit breaker inline and is easy to spot from the camper power line. Perhaps just unhook that when the roof is fully deployed? I put wingnuts on mine so I can easily disconnect the battery to prevent drain when not in use.
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