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Old 04-07-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Battery drain problem

I'm towing a Toyota Highlander and the hot wire for the lube pump is pulling down my car battery to the point where it is often dead after a day of travel. Where can I get a kit to run a 'hot' wire from the RV alternator to the car battery? Is this difficult?

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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Tell us about your coach. There is usually a 12 volt wire in the 7 pin jack on your coach.

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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What brand of lube pump are you running ?
My Remco, runs from a controller on the dash of the coach, no connection to the toad ; toad battery disconnected , never drained.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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Your lube pump should have been powered from the coach to begin with - somebody took a shortcut!

You could add a Toad Charge device - it is a slick but moderately pricey ($110) kit for what is a pretty simple problem. Or just connect the 12v constant power terminal on the 7-pin trailer connector (is you have this) and be done with it.
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