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Old 06-29-2016, 03:46 PM   #1
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Is there a on/off switch located for the batteries
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:20 PM   #2
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Yes, it is usually referred to as the "battery shut off" or "battery disconnect" switch, which is what to look for when searching for past discussions. It's a small toggle switch, not the big switch as is commonly used. Location details vary by model, and possibly by year and other equipment as well.
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:37 PM   #3
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The silver toggle switch is located just below one of the dinette bench seats on the face of the bench.
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I believe it is, or at least was, standard only with dual batteries.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:04 PM   #5
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I believe it is, or at least was, standard only with dual batteries.
Not true, both of my prior Escape trailers were single batteries and had the switch.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:10 PM   #6
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Not true, both of my prior Escape trailers were single batteries and had the switch.

I stand corrected.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:12 PM   #7
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okay, no harm, no foul, Bob.....
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:52 PM   #8
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The switch is not standard on all models, though. I don't have one on my 2013 19'.
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:01 PM   #11
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Many items tend to become standard- one of the latest being a stainless steel sink. Bike rack ready also became standard for 2016 I believe. My 2010 17B had it(batt switch) and don't remember it being an option. Too bad it isn't there though as it couldn't have been more than a $25-50 max item, but most probably didn't know to order it.
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The switch is not standard on all models, though. I don't have one on my 2013 19'.
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:37 PM   #13
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I think the battery cutoff switch became standard around mid 2014.


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My 2009 19 had one.
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My 2009 19 had one.

Interesting. Did you "add" it Jim?


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Interesting. Did you "add" it Jim?


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Same here, sometimes if you ask for something they will add it with "N/C".....
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Nope. I thought every trailer had one.

Ah, ok. There must have been a changing practice over the years. Ours was standard, but of course that was 2015.


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Old 06-29-2016, 08:33 PM   #19
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Or maybe a Q.C. issue.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:16 PM   #20
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I believe it is, or at least was, standard only with dual batteries.
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Not true, both of my prior Escape trailers were single batteries and had the switch.
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The switch is not standard on all models, though. I don't have one on my 2013 19'.
Good point...
before it (apparently) became standard, I think this switch was only included in trailers which had the battery (or batteries) mounted inside the body. With more accessible outside batteries (most or all 19', all 17', and perhaps the smaller models) there is less reason to have the switch - you can open the battery box and remove the negative cable for storage or for service work. The 21', 5.0, and 5.0TA have batteries mounted inside, so presumably all would have the switch, even before it became standard on other models.
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