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Old 05-27-2014, 09:22 PM   #21
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I have a tear drop trailer and the battery isolator was a option on the trailer. It prevents the trailer from discharging the car battery when the car engine of off. Without a battery isolator, we were advised to discount the trailer plug when shutting off the car. The battery isolator can be installed on the trailer of car.
I know the electrical system is more sophisticated on the Escape so maybe someone can chime in as to it's usefulness..
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:05 AM   #22
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Is that the same as the cut-off switch?
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:44 AM   #23
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Ditto's on the 19'. Very easy to tow, I can't imagine a 17 would be much different. Second axle eases the bumps and is great insurance in case of a flat. You'll like a little extra room in the 19.

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Old 05-28-2014, 12:13 PM   #24
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Battery cut off switch disconnects the trailer from the trailer battery (except for solar) and the battery isolator disconnects your tow vehicle battery from your rv.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:15 PM   #25
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Just heard back from ETI that the toilet shut off valve is a no go. Only available on the 21' as an option.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:28 PM   #26
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Battery cut off switch disconnects the trailer from the trailer battery (except for solar) and the battery isolator disconnects your tow vehicle battery from your rv.
Thanks. That is helpful.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:21 PM   #27
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Has anyone had the "isolator" installed?
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:54 PM   #28
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Check with your car dealer. I think most vehicles these days already cut off power to the trailer when the ignition is off.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:15 PM   #29
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Check with your car dealer. I think most vehicles these days already cut off power to the trailer when the ignition is off.
Likely yes, if they are wired for towing from the factory (which means roughly just most trucks and some SUVs). If not, you are having it added yourself, and you determine this design feature.
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Likely yes, if they are wired for towing from the factory (which means roughly just most trucks and some SUVs). If not, you are having it added yourself, and you determine this design feature.
I do not know if I have this cut-off feature on my 2005 Sienna w/tow package. Will I need to contact Toyota to find out?
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