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Old 03-29-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Hooking up a TOAD-CHARGE

Have a 2005 Winnie Aspect with a Ford E450. Looking to tow a 2009 Wrangler using a Brake Buddy. Trying to avoid battery meltdown so have ordered a TOAD-CHARGE that connects either the house or chassis battery to the toad through a device called the Battery Isolator. Supposedly, the BI connects the chassis and house batteries. However, can't find the darn thing! Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 03-30-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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I have been towing my Jeep around for 6 years and have never taxed the battery. I also use a Brake Buddy.

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Old 03-30-2009, 12:04 PM   #3
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The toad charge is a good idea. I had a problem with the toad battery and didn't have toad brakes until I charged the battery. I also have a toad battery charger.

The isolator is usually located in the same compartment the electrical cord for coach shore power is located. Your coach may be different, but this is where my isolator is located.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:42 PM   #4
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I had the same situation. The directions also say you can hook it up directly to the battery. That's what I did.
The only drawback is that the instructions say you may develop corrosion at the hook up point at the battery.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:59 PM   #5
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Have you thought of using a "ready brake" system. I also tow a new wrangler behind our Dolphin and have had nothing but good things to say about the ready brake. No electronics or clunky boxes to deal with. A simple connection with a stainless cable is all you need to be ready to go. Just a thought since you were still in the discovery mode.
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