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Old 09-09-2016, 01:27 AM   #1
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recommendations on replacement of battery cutoff switch?

Greetings all ... I'm planning to replace the standard ETI cutoff switch with something that my kids are not going to kick and cause the 12V system to shut off every time they sit down ...

I've seen mods of shields and guards that others have made, but i'm interested to hear about switch replacement to something along the lines of :

Marinco 701 Battery Disconnect Switch
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...d_hps_bw_c_x_1

But not as bulky

has anyone replaced this switch and comment on the one that they selected?
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:45 AM   #2
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Haven't replaced mine yet, but I'm thinking of this one. It's recessed and has a cover. No more accidental switch offs. Another plus -- the key can be removed or left in place with the cover closed.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KB...yIL&ref=plSrch

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Old 09-09-2016, 01:55 AM   #3
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Haven't replaced mine yet, but I'm thinking of this one. It's recessed and has a cover. No more accidental switch offs. Another plus -- the key can be removed or left in place with the cover closed.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KB...yIL&ref=plSrch

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Old 09-09-2016, 06:49 AM   #4
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Good find Robert, may have to do that switch myself. In my last 19' I added a small led lamp when the switch was "on". BTW, have you found your ground wire for the exterior lights switch change?
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:13 AM   #5
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Our Escape supplied battery cutoff switch is a toggle located under the driver side dinette bench. In the 4 seasons that we have used our 19', usually camping with 2 adults and a teen and often two teens, we have never accidently tripped the switch. Either we have been exceptionally lucky, or else this is not an issue of any significance for us. I suspect it is the latter. I will put the money for a new cut-off switch into my beer fund so that I can realize greater value.
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I too never had an issue with the Escape supplied one in over 6 years. To be fair though, we did not sit at the table a lot, only when the weather was ugly outside.

That said, I do like the idea of a rotary one, and did put that in my daughters trailer.
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:36 AM   #7
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I too never had an issue with the Escape supplied one in over 6 years. To be fair though, we did not sit at the table a lot, only when the weather was ugly outside.

That said, I do like the idea of a rotary one, and did put that in my daughters trailer.
Haven't had an issue either. But, like many of my mods, I think it'll look cool.

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Haven't had an issue either. But, like many of my mods, I think it'll look cool.
You're such a poser!

Oh wait, just maybe I do a wee little bit of that type of modification too.
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Haven't replaced mine yet, but I'm thinking of this one. It's recessed and has a cover. No more accidental switch offs. Another plus -- the key can be removed or left in place with the cover closed.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KB...yIL&ref=plSrch

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Looks like a self destruct switch from the sci-fi movie.
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After having two switch paddles broken off, I replaced the switch, cut the paddle down to a 1/4" stub.

Worked until the last time they pulled the refrigerator - they broke the short handle off. At that point I left it with just the 1/8" or so of metal stud sticking out & use a screwdriver blade on my Leatherman to flip it. Since I have solar, I only shut off the batteries when I'm working on the 12V system.

I do have a 250 amp switch wired in series with the inverter.
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