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Battery Isolator

Unread postby dodger on Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:00 pm

I think I need one on my 03 Dodge to separate the camper batteries from the truck. Haven't had a problem yet but if we were to spend much time without the camper plugged in I'd get worried. Anybody here familiar with how to install and where to buy?
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Re: Battery Isolator

Unread postby pwall on Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:39 am

Sorry, not familiar on how to install, although I certainly understand their purpose and the principal on how they work.
It definitely is something that should be done, it's one thing to drain the camper batteries, you certainly don't want to drain the vechicle's battery.
I would suspect that any of the local RV shops in your area would have what you need.
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Re: Battery Isolator

Unread postby Limey on Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:28 am

Is this what you mean?

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Re: Battery Isolator

Unread postby pwall on Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:56 pm

That would disconnect the 'coach' battery, so it certainly would do the job.
However, I think he's looking more for something that will allow the truck to charge the camper batteries, but not allow the camper to use the power.
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Re: Battery Isolator

Unread postby cwit on Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:48 am

JC Whitney sells just what you want and at a good price. I believe it is in the rv section , check it's there.
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Re: Battery Isolator

Unread postby Ontariofarmer on Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:17 pm

A few years ago I installed one on my truck to separate the 2 batteries, and it was easy to install. I got it from TSC, a farm store here.
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Re: Battery Isolator

Unread postby dodger on Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:12 pm

The battery switch wasn't what I had in mind. I talked to a couple of my racing buddies at a local swap meet yesterday. It looks like a Sure Power 120 or 160 amp electronic isolator is what I need. My alternator is 135 amp output but I don't think there would ever be that much current going to the camper batteries. One of my buddies gave me a web address for an outfit, http://www.towshop.com that has the Sure Power brand isolators. I think they are made in the USA.

One of my other buddies wires race cars so I think he'd be able to walk me through this project. Sounds pretty simple and that works for me. :D

I won't deal with Whitney after a problem with a misrepresented motorcycle seat i purchased a few years back.
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Re: Battery Isolator

Unread postby pwall on Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:40 pm

Do post your results after....and pictures are always welcomed. :)
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Re: Battery Isolator

Unread postby Ontariofarmer on Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:28 pm

Here is a pic of the one I used. It works GREAT

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Re: Battery Isolator

Unread postby dodger on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:12 pm

Went ahead and ordered one today. It'll probably be in the truck by the weekend! :mrgreen:

If I can get my sweetie to help I'll post a pic or two.
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