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Old 01-20-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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Got my new baby. Smells new-looks new!! I am thrilled. I had a hot wire installed when I had my hitch installed.When the previous owner demonstrated the scamp details he forgot to turn off the 12V switch. Soooo.. when I parked for the night-not staying in the TT-It KILLED my car battery. Simple jump saved me.I now have a better understanding of WHAT NOT TO DO!!! Lots of questions ahead so I'll thank you guys in advance for helping me. Planning a sleep out this weekend!
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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Got my new baby. Smells new-looks new!! I am thrilled. I had a hot wire installed when I had my hitch installed.When the previous owner demonstrated the scamp details he forgot to turn off the 12V switch. Soooo.. when I parked for the night-not staying in the TT-It KILLED my car battery. Simple jump saved me.I now have a better understanding of WHAT NOT TO DO!!! Lots of questions ahead so I'll thank you guys in advance for helping me. Planning a sleep out this weekend!
Elizabeth
We had a similar story after our first night/day in our Scamp. We killed our Scamp battery because we left the fridge running on the battery instead of the propane... don't do that either.

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Old 01-21-2010, 10:23 AM   #3
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I had a hot wire installed when I had my hitch installed.
FYI: When I had the 12 volt "Charge Line" installed in my Tow Vehicle at Camping World, they also installed directional diodes in the line. This allows current to flow only in one direction, to prevent the Trailer from discharging the Tow Vehicle's battery.

There is also a relay system available that is installed in the Tow Vehicle that disconnects the "Charge Line" automatically when the key is removed from the ignition.

Either system allows the Trailer's 7-pin plug to remain connected, and the Trailer's 12 volt systems to be operated, without draining the Tow Vehicle's battery.

I hope this helps.
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Yeah, It's home! Congrat's! Enjoy!


But where are the pic's?
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:14 PM   #5
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Congratulations Elizabeth! Let the fun begin!

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Old 01-21-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
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FYI: When I had the 12 volt "Charge Line" installed in my Tow Vehicle at Camping World, they also installed directional diodes in the line. This allows current to flow only in one direction, to prevent the Trailer from discharging the Tow Vehicle's battery.

There is also a relay system available that is installed in the Tow Vehicle that disconnects the "Charge Line" automatically when the key is removed from the ignition.

Either system allows the Trailer's 7-pin plug to remain connected, and the Trailer's 12 volt systems to be operated, without draining the Tow Vehicle's battery.

I hope this helps.


I concur with Frederick. I always advise folks to have one of these options installed in their tow rig.
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Thanks for all the responses. I am going to look into the hot wire issue. Also need to know if anyone has had a cable for TV installed-That's next. Got to check the news once in a while. From now on I will post BEFORE I have stuff done, Pics to follow after the painting is complete.It is just so great to have such a responsive and helpful forum!! Elizabeth
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Thanks for all the responses. I am going to look into the hot wire issue. Also need to know if anyone has had a cable for TV installed-That's next. Got to check the news once in a while. From now on I will post BEFORE I have stuff done, Pics to follow after the painting is complete.It is just so great to have such a responsive and helpful forum!! Elizabeth
I have the simple cable set up. Drilled a small hole in the dinette bench, wire coils up on top of the converter... and runs out the electrical plug in door to the outside. No holes drilled through the shell.
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