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Old 03-03-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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I'm pulling a 2008 Jeep Sahara with a 2006 Monaco LaPalma, Blue Ox tow bar and a SMI DOU brake unit.The battery in the Jeep is dead after long tows 6 to 8 hours.The manufactuer [SMI] suggested I get on this site to see if anyone else has had this problem.The Jeep has to have the ignition switch to the 1st indent which is accessorie and the brake unit is wired [powered] directly from the Jeep battery.Any thoughts on wiring it diferently or a supplemental wire from the coach to the Jeep battery?This SMI BRAKE IND. system really works well with this exception.Any help would be great. THANKS!!
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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I'm pulling a 2008 Jeep Sahara with a 2006 Monaco LaPalma, Blue Ox tow bar and a SMI DOU brake unit.The battery in the Jeep is dead after long tows 6 to 8 hours.The manufactuer [SMI] suggested I get on this site to see if anyone else has had this problem.The Jeep has to have the ignition switch to the 1st indent which is accessorie and the brake unit is wired [powered] directly from the Jeep battery.Any thoughts on wiring it diferently or a supplemental wire from the coach to the Jeep battery?This SMI BRAKE IND. system really works well with this exception.Any help would be great. THANKS!!
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:25 PM   #3
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Please read THIS THREAD in its entirety. All you will need to do is to disengage the IOD fuse. IF, however, the SMI brake is the culprit draining your battery, you may have to run 12v power from the RV to the SMI unit. (Very easy to do) Disengaging the IOD fuse keeps the Wranglers parasitic specific power draw from draining the '07, '08 Wrangler battery.
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