Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-12-2013, 05:20 PM   #15
Senior Member
YC1's Avatar

Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,573
Originally Posted by wyorancher View Post
Not one TT, utilty trailer, horse or stock trailer, or 5ver has a toad charge installed by the factory. Why? Don't need it. If it makes you feel better install one but basically a waste of money.
I don't quite understand this.

There is usually a charge line on a TT, or 5th wheeler. Even a camper may have a charge line.

As for the toad charge line it helps keep the vehicle battery up since power to any braking systems is being supplied by the toad battery. Often the ignition must be in an accessory position which will discharge the battery as well.

Some towing vehicles need to have a fuse and relay installed to activate the toad charge.

Myron & Deborah
08 HR Endeavor 40 SKQ
2012 Ford Edge Limited FWD 3.5L
Aluminator tow bar, Demco base plate
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 258
I installed the Toad Charger system on my Jeep Wrangler. The breaking system runs off of the Jeep battery and I didn't want to run the chance of the battery to run down while towing may be overkill but piece of mind is more important to me.

Mody n Domy
full timing it
Mody n Domy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #17
Moderator Emeritus
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 16,443
When parked overnight without shore power, e.g. boondocking at a Walmart, the coach can pull power from the toad if still connected. A diode would prevent that.
Gary Brinck
2004 American Tradition; 2014 Buick LaCRosse
Homebase in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 12:17 PM   #18
Community Moderator
bdickson's Avatar

Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wherever the rig is parked
Posts: 6,650
Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
When parked overnight without shore power, e.g. boondocking at a Walmart, the coach can pull power from the toad if still connected. A diode would prevent that.
I installed a diode on my charge line so that I could have an led on the toad dash to show that the charge line from the MH was correctly connected. The light goes out when I disconnect the cable so I also know there would be no voltage getting back from the toad to the MH.

Bruce Dickson 2013 Thor Challenger 37GT, 5 Star Tune, Safe-T-Plus Steering Control with Air Trim, Roadmaster front and rear Sway Bars, SuperSteer rear Track Bar, Crossfires, 2012 Honda CRV on Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar. Full timers since Jan 2012.
bdickson is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.