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Old 05-24-2019, 01:34 PM   #1
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Battery disconnect Puma 255RKS

I am a new owner of a 2019 Puma 255RKS. When I put it in storage after bring it home from the dealer I looked for a battery disconnect switch and couldnít find one. Does anybody own a 255RKS? If so does it have a disconnect switch? If so where is the switch located?

If not, what have you done about disconnecting the batteries while in storage?
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Old 05-24-2019, 02:29 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by tjwoody View Post
If not, what have you done about disconnecting the batteries while in storage?
I've never used the switch. Even when in storage, I have a hard time trusting that my deep cycle batteries won't be stolen... (It's happened before). I always take them off the trailer and put a trickle charger on at home. Keeps them charged enough and I don't have to worry about having to buy new ones in case something bad happens.
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Old 05-24-2019, 02:49 PM   #3
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Most stick and tin trailers don't have factory battery disconnect switches.
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:42 AM   #4
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I own one...

Good morning. Yes, I own one--a 2018 model year. It doesn't come with one, so one of my first projects was to install one.

Feel free to PM me anytime with other questions/comments...

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Old 05-25-2019, 01:58 PM   #5
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I just installed one on our new-to-us 2018 Surveyor, which surprisingly did not have a disconnect. I bought the https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 from Amazon and put it in a weatherproof box on top of one of the battery cases. We'll see how it works out. Cheers
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:38 PM   #6
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We have a 2017 and it does not have one. Itís been a very good camper so far, weíve had no problems at all. Love it.
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