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Old 10-06-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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toad stop trouble

I have a toad stop braking system,by Blue OX I love It,But the battery goes day if i drive 300 mile Hyway Why

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It may be going dead because of the car, not the brake system. Is the ignition on in the car? What year/make/model of toad is it? Are you following the car manufacturers towing instructions to the letter? Perhaps including pulling a fuse?
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:33 PM   #3
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2006 Vue automatic trans the install said dont have to pull fuse,can a wire be run from motorhome toad stop Qi with lever switch on hitch! to vacumm motor?

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2006 car..original battery? 'bout time for a new one. invest in an Optima and you shouldn't have a problem.
My '06 CRV battery was getting weak last year, got an optima and no more problems. More $.$$, but worth it.
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It may be your battery is getting old, However you have cited ONE of the three reasons I do not like those type of systems..

There is a system called "Towed Charge" or some such, basically it adds one more wire to your interconnect, this is connected to either an isolator up in the motor home or to a circuit breaker at the motor home end, Gives the towing vehicle (motor home) the ability to charge the towed.

Oh, the other reasons I don't like them?

You have to Install every time you tow

And "Oh, it's only a short trip, It is too much trouble to wrestle this thing in and out for just the few miles I'm goin... CRASH, Dang I wish I'd installed it"
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the set up I have you dont take in and out its built into the toad,Toad Stop Q!,

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Hi savitbound,
Go to TOAD-CHARGE Dinghy Vehicle Battery Charger/Maintainer and read about this product. It will keep your toad battery charged. This product is mounted in my toad.
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Well that adresses ONE of my concerns, the other concern, which is what is bothering you, clearly needs addressing.. the Toad-Charge system linked to by GaryKD is also my recommendation in this case.
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