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Old 01-06-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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07wrangler, aventa lx tow bar, brakebuddie. I know about the dummy key, great idea! If I pull the IOD fuse, will the break buddie kill my battery, or no? Should I plan on powering the brake system off the coach? Advice and information appreciated, thanks.
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I've towed my 08 wrangler over 800 miles in one shot with the IOD fuse pulled, and it started right up no problem at the end of the trip with still plenty of battery left...The BB draws very little...
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If I am towing for more than 1 day I run a 12 v cable from my mh to my jeep
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I have a 2002 and use a electric Patroit Blue OX brake. I have never had an issue with the battery going down from the supplemental brake. I do not disconnect any electric fuses or battery cable.

I use the brake lights with the supplemental brake and have installed light bulb sockets in the rear lens that gets the electric direct from the motor home with no issues.
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07wrangler, aventa lx tow bar, brakebuddie. I know about the dummy key, great idea! If I pull the IOD fuse, will the break buddie kill my battery, or no? Should I plan on powering the brake system off the coach? Advice and information appreciated, thanks.
There are several products for charging your toad while driving and here is one of them. You also have the option of using a 7 pin plug and running 10AWG wire from the + of your battery to the 7th pin.

I use the US Gear Unified Tow brake system on my Jeep and it uses the 7 pin plug which charges my Jeep while I tow it.

TOAD-CHARGE Dinghy Vehicle Battery Charger/Maintainer
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My toad is an '01 Jeep GJ. Have been towing it since it was new, and use a Brake Buddy plugged into the spare dash outlet. When I stop for the evening, I go back and unplug the BB until the next morning. I tow up to 4 days in a row and have never had a problem. Same battery all of that time, although I pulled it out the other day and it was under 12a. Charged it up to 12.7 and it's slowly creeping downward. Time for a new one, it's been good to us
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