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Old 12-02-2013, 10:39 AM   #31
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:16 PM   #32
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My 17B has solar and dual 6 volt batteries, and came with a disconnect switch. I assumed it to be a standard feature. Maybe I'm missing something, but it occurs to me that a disconnect switch is MOST needed for those units WITHOUT solar. I can forget to switch off and it's really not too big a deal, since I'm getting a modest solar charge even through my cover. About the only time I've used it is when tinkering with wiring, when it comes in very handy.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #33
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Are you sure Doug?,
Yours and seems to be the only 19'?, do not know anything about the 17, sorry Chapi !. There was also one underneath the bed on my 2012x 19', same toggle, but this one operated the 12v heat pads. Maybe it is in the unit someplace else??
Pretty sure. It's either missing or *really* well hidden.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:33 PM   #34
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We have a 15B with DUAL batteries and we have a disconnect. Is the difference in the battery setup?
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:00 PM   #35
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Just heard from Kim @ Escape . In the case of my order with the 2 6 volt batteries u get the switch cutoff . Order the 12volt and it becomes a option
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #36
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Just heard from Kim @ Escape . In the case of my order with the 2 6 volt batteries u get the switch cutoff . Order the 12volt and it becomes a option
I wonder why. Seems you need it either way.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #37
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Perhaps on the premise that it's more cumbersome to manually disconnect TWO batteries than one? I think it should be standard on all trailers, or for that matter any vehicle that sits idle for any substantial period of time. I've put them on two pop-ups, and a hunting Jeep that only got used periodically.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #38
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If I do not have a cut off switch on any of my vehicles, they are hooked to a trickle charger.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:17 PM   #39
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Perhaps on the premise that it's more cumbersome to manually disconnect TWO batteries than one?
Why? If the two batteries are in series (as two 6V batteries would be), it is only necessary to disconnect a single cable.

It seems to me that, as mentioned much earlier, inconvenient access to the battery (as with the interior installations) would be biggest reason for fitting a disconnect switch. It seems like a good idea to me with any battery installation, although none of my RVs have a complete disconnect.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:31 PM   #40
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I'm kinda glad I don't have the battery disconnect switch.
I just keep the trailer plugged in, or I disconnect the battery ( on the back bumper ).
If I had the disconnect switch, I'd have to remember which way is off and which is on.
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