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Old 08-17-2014, 07:09 PM   #31
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I think all models now come with the disconnect. Not sure what year they became standard but our 2010 17B has one.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:14 PM   #32
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You must have just missed out, Glenn. Maybe you could have that added.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:29 PM   #33
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Doesn't take much effort to disconnect the battery. Just have to take the lid off the battery box on the back bumper and disconnect a terminal ( which I note could use some cleaning anyway ).
And anyway, it's almost always hooked up to shore power.
Was just on Canadian Tire site looking at their 27 deep cycle, on sale for $299.
Problem is they rate it 88 amp/h but don't indicate if that's the 5hr. rate, or 20 or what? Makes it hard to compare. Trojan is 105 AH at 20hr. rate and 85AH at 5hr. rate.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:07 PM   #34
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Jubal did you buy one of the Boondocker main board replacements? What all is involved in swapping the assemblies?
I installed the Boondocker main board last year. I leave the trailer connected to shore power to maintain the two 6 volt batteries when we are not using it. Very easy to replace. Disconnect the battery and shore power. Remove the screws that secure the power distrbution panel. The 12v converter is in the bottom of the power distribution box. Remove 3 wires on the right side (12v) and 2wires on the left side (124v). Remove 2 screws that secure the WFCO converter. Install the Boondocker converter in reverse order. Hotfishtacos made the recommendation. Direct fit and direct replacement.
Randy at bestconvertors.com is very helpfull if you have any questions.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:52 PM   #35
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I've got 2 twelve volt batteries. One on the bumper and one under the rear double bed, in a sealed battery box. The interior battery is a PITA to service. The only cut off switch I've got is for the interior battery. Outside battery can be unhooked easily.
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Doesn't take much effort to disconnect the battery. Just have to take the lid off the battery box on the back bumper and disconnect a terminal ( which I note could use some cleaning anyway ).
That may be your problem if it's not charging properly or not keeping a charge. You could have voltage drop between the terminals with a dirty battery top, a little baking soda and water will neutralize it.

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Old 08-17-2014, 09:27 PM   #37
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Yup. One thing about being retired is that you can always take care of it tomorrow.
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Yup. One thing about being retired is that you can always take care of it tomorrow.
..or the day after that.
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That may be your problem if it's not charging properly or not keeping a charge. You could have voltage drop between the terminals with a dirty battery top, a little baking soda and water will neutralize it.

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In the Rialta we used to own, the battery suddenly went dead on me for no apparent reason. I found a mouse nest on top of it that managed to somehow pass current between the poles. Mouse pee?
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Actually, I did have to clean off "mud" on the top of the battery. I'm not sure if it was a mix of water and dust, or possibly electrolyte and dust. I was concerned enough to wear latex gloves.
When I took the cap of one set of cells, one of the cells bubbled ( didn't overflow or anything - just released some bubbles. ).
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