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Old 12-20-2007, 04:51 PM   #15
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I'm new to this and just purchased a 94 Geo Tracker for my Toad. Seems this is a big issue with most toads....any reason why you can't just install a battery shut off switch, like in on a Marine Battery ?? Then switch if off when in travel, and back on when needed. And I suppose this would only be for the people who elect to use a Magnetic Light system. ??

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Sometimes you need power for a supplemental brake system too, e.g. a Brake Buddy. Or to power a remote indicater in the motorhome that tells you when/if the toad brakes are being applied.

But basically, you are right. A battery disconnect does the job. However, dead batteries are not a common problem in older toads - it is mostly the newest models with a lot of electronics that are powered whenever the key is on.

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Old 12-20-2007, 06:07 PM   #17
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roamer is right on...the power must be on for supplemental brake, and if done properly, the battery should not run down....as I said, I think I failed to move the key from on to acc, so the drain was fast..I only towed for 2 hours!

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