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Old 08-30-2014, 11:05 PM   #11
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I just discount the positive lead when we aren't going to be out for more than 2 weeks. Is there a need to disconnect the negative from a power draw stand point? When I got the camper that is the cable they told me to remove was the one positive cable that had a draw. They never mentioned anything about the negative. if it is sitting for a month or longer I throw my battery tender on it.
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:09 PM   #12
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I thought it was the negative cable to disconnect. I have one of those battery disconnect switch knobs on the negative side of the battery.
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:51 PM   #13
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I thought it was the negative cable to disconnect. I have one of those battery disconnect switch knobs on the negative side of the battery.
I just read that it can be put on either cable in an auto.
The directions for an RV say pos.
Mine's on the pos.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:00 AM   #14
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Is the disconnect switch a standard RV item?
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:20 AM   #15
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Try not to use "RV" when shopping. It may cause price gouging.
I use a Flaming River switch. They offer the Little Switch for about 35 bucks w/ mounting bracket. Very high quality. Mine is suitable for outdoor mounting and competition. I think it's the Big Switch.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:25 AM   #16
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:46 PM   #17
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How to disconnect battery on popup

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Old 03-29-2015, 03:41 PM   #18
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I use a fuse. Much more convenient than removing the battery box cover and removing wires. Also more convenient to pull the fuse in an emergency while the camper is setup. Even works for two batteries. Pictures of my setup at Dual Batteries | Popup Camping 101
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That's all I use are the two fuses, one for the main line and one for circuit between the two batteries. Never seen a need for a disconnect switch.
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