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Old 06-13-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
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We of course took the battery out of our 88 Okanagan 5th wheel for the winter and now cannot seem to get the battery hook ups connected properly. This was a used unit and don't know if the power jacks were put on after or from factory, but the wiring for our power jacks connected to the same battery. We are pulling our hair out can anyone help?
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:04 AM   #2
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We of course took the battery out of our 88 Okanagan 5th wheel for the winter and now cannot seem to get the battery hook ups connected properly. This was a used unit and don't know if the power jacks were put on after or from factory, but the wiring for our power jacks connected to the same battery. We are pulling our hair out can anyone help?
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:10 AM   #3
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I'm not sure I understand, but if your cables have 'closed' connectors and you have nut/wingnut posts on the batt, you should be able to put it back on period. If the cables are a little 'short', then you can go to a place like autozone and get a pair of the big brass bolt on clamps. Then you have multiple points on the clamps to attach the batt cables you have.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:29 PM   #4
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I'll take a stab at this.
You discconected the cables from the battery when you removed it. Therefore, when you put the battery back in, and you put it in correctly, the cables should be laying near the battery terminals they were connected to when you removed the battery.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:19 PM   #5
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Use an ohm meter to find the ground of the trailer. This will go to - post on battey. All others with a resistance to ground will go on the + post of battery. If wire are too short, turn battery 180 degrees. GOod luck and in the future maybe take a digital photo of the cables & battery and mark them to corresponding terminal locations.
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