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Old 02-23-2015, 11:34 AM   #1
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Just installed the unit. I have a question, does the battery in the toad get run down when towing , and if so, what do you do to charge the toad battery?

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Old 02-23-2015, 11:45 AM   #2
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I installed this: TOAD-CHARGE Dinghy Vehicle Battery Charger/Maintainer

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Old 02-23-2015, 12:05 PM   #3
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Hi Barski,
2X what UFO Pilot posted. I have the product and would make the same purchase again.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:43 PM   #4
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My toad is an 02. I turn everything off; headlights, blower, radio, etc. and only turn my ignition key half way just to unlock the steering and not turn on the instrument panel.
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:00 PM   #5
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I towed my Jeep from California to Alaska using a Stay N Play brake system with no charge line for the Jeep battery. When I disconnected in Alaska the Jeep started easily. So from this experience I will say that the battery will last at least 7 days without a recharge.
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:50 PM   #6
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Does the battery get run down.....

I have posted this concern or all the battery operated systems save two, (Invisible brake and US-Gear Unified Brake Decelerator) both of these systems, their designers have taken the power needs into account and included a way to charge the battery in the towed.

Several folks always point out to me "I've towed clear across the country (2-3 thousand miles) and the battery did not go dead.

Well, Bully, brand new battery, full capacity,, Others, with older batteries,,, Not so lucky.

I see someone has suggested the Towed Charge system... I second that suggestion.

My current towed does not have and electric system (i am trying surge brakes) but I still have the towed charge line in place from the US gear system so I adapted it to the new towed,, also put a 2nd port on the front of the motor home so I can charge the car if parked in a campground for a week of non-driving.

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