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Old 01-21-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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My MH is equiped with Group 31 starting batteries which have "studs" rather than "posts" on them. We store the rig for several week in a storage yard and use it as a winter getaway. The Chassis Batteries are almost always dead every time we go to use it.

So far I have been unable to find "Knife Blade" or "inline" cutoffs that have both a stud connection to the battery and a stud connection out from the cutoff. I've tried battery stores, truck supply auto supply stores. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-21-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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Try these people

I believe they have exactly what you are looking for.

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Barney: If you have a marine store near by, have you looked in there? Marine batteries or at least the one's that I had to buy, had stud mounts (Non-post)on them.

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Thank you Doc and Marty also. I'll be on this A.M. tomorrow and let you know.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:08 AM   #5
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Auto Zone carries them. One of the "discount" parts store, carries probably 6 different configurations of the knife switch.

If you have electric steps that go up when you shut your door, you'll have to fool the switch. At least our batteries are under the inside steps. So if we open the knife switch, the steps will not go up. I have a mechanics pick up magnet, smaller than a ball point pen, that I put against the door mag switch, the steps go up, and then I open the knife switch. Close the door and all set.
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