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Old 05-23-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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The factory battery wires are very stiff and after sliding battery out of the side compartment on trailer just once I had broken strands so I mounted an isolator block and ran soft 8 gauge boat cables to battery with shrink wrap and made them long enough so battery can now reach the ground to check water level. I found this mod on another forum
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:34 AM   #2
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What a cool idea!

In addition to solving the problems you outline above, it also solves the problem of having a black wire and white wire at the battery (and hooking them up backward...), changing them to the automotive standard of red and black.

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Old 06-22-2008, 11:20 AM   #3
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The factory battery wires are very stiff and after sliding battery out of the side compartment on trailer just once I had broken strands so I mounted an isolator block and ran soft 8 gauge boat cables to battery with shrink wrap and made them long enough so battery can now reach the ground to check water level. I found this mod on another forum
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I'd like to try this mod on our Casita. Where did you find the isolator block?

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Old 06-22-2008, 11:27 AM   #4
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I mounted an isolator block and ran soft 8 gauge boat cables to battery

Just a suggestion, it might be a good time to install a fuse to the battery at the same time.
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I did a similar mod in my Fiber Stream.
I used a fuse block instead of an isolator block, and it makes a good connection point for the solar charge controller.
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For those who want a flexible cable, welding cable is very good because it is made up of a large number of small strands. Not cheap.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, it has no extra current carrying capacity in DC use.
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