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Old 12-24-2013, 07:15 AM   #1
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Battery disconnect switch location?

Anyone know where the battery disconnect swith is on my 03 Braver Patriot? Ive looked all over and cant locate it.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:06 AM   #2
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I don't know where it is located on your coach, but I believe if you have one it would be near the batteries. deSanford
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Also known as a "salesman switch", most mfgrs place them at or near the entrance door. This makes it easy to turn all 12v house power on/off when entering/leaving the coach.
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Thanks all, Im aware of the "Salesman switch" but I thought that there might be a disconnect for the engine. I dont think that there is one since I tracked the + battery connector directly from the battery to the starter.
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I dont think that there is one since I tracked the + battery connector directly from the battery to the starter.
The starter takes so much current, that it would take a very large disconnect switch for that line. Often, if there is a chassis battery disconnect, it will disconnect everything else but the starter. As long as the circuitry that drives the starter solenoid is disconnected, there is no worry of a drain through the starter cable.

Start at the positive terminal of your chassis battery. Odds are you will find two cables there: one will go directly to the starter, one will go everywhere else. Trace that other cable to see if you have a chassis battery disconnect. Sometimes, you will see a third cable that goes directly to the alternator - it would also be unusual to find a disconnect switch on that cable.
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Maybe a previous owner removed it for some reason. It shouldn't be that hard to find.
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Anyone know where the battery disconnect switch is on my 03 Braver Patriot? I've looked all over and cant locate it.
Look for something that appears similar to the photo of mine.

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Maybe there never were any disconnects? I have a friend with a Georgie Boy and neither battery has a disconnect.
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #9
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My 2003 Beaver Monterey has the disconnects directly above the batteries. One for the coach batteries and one for the chassis batteries.
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