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Old 05-29-2016, 05:03 PM   #1
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1984 Bigfoot no battery

Apparently one was never installed? Would like to be able to unload camper from truck and still have a battery to operate lights/furnace. Truck is a ford diesel so accessory wire in 7 pin only works when ignition is on.

Any advice on where to place battery and how to wire one in?

Was thinking of creating a harness with accessory/ground off accessory battery into 7 pin and simply storing battery camper and truck box.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-29-2016, 05:41 PM   #2
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In my bigfoot 1992 battery is located on the tong before the propane tank

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Old 05-29-2016, 05:46 PM   #3
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Seach wire near propane tank at the wire harness and i have a fuse inside the front bench on left side
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:54 PM   #4
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In my bigfoot 1992 battery is located on the tong before the propane tank
He he seems to be talking about a slide in camper, not a trailer. But then again maybe he is not. However does one unload a trailer from a truck?
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:03 PM   #5
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I'm thinking Bigfoot1884 is indeed talking about a truck camper, but it's still a guess on my part. I have seen some truck campers where the battery is under or behind a cabinet somewhere. The battery should be vented to the outside so looking for a vent might help, and it's very possible the former owner did not require battery so they repurposed the battery compartment. There are a few forum members here with truck campers.
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I'm so confused!
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:11 AM   #7
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The original question was about a Bigfoot with no battery. I don't think Bigfoot made any trailers that lacked a battery. So, the original post was referring to a camper that slides into the bed of a pickup truck and not about a trailer.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:02 PM   #8
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I see the OP never responded but he was talking about a camper and not a trailer. My friend has a camper and the battery is in the rear outside storage on the right, the left side is where the sewer tank is. The connection is made to his 7 pin outlet on his truck just like a trailer. I think there is even brake/turn and taillights on the camper. SO there's really no differance other than the placement of the battery.

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