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Old 03-31-2013, 09:20 AM   #29
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Very cool. Yeah there are a lot of parts and pieces to figure out that's for sure.

Can I ask why you have to pull the IOD fuse?

Logistically I'm trying to keep the whole setup as simple as possible. With family/friends, packing/setup, closing/opening RV, and managing the tow setup, I want as few moving parts, pieces, and THINGS TO REMEMBER as possible. There's too much that can go wrong.

Still trying to figure out the best way to get the dirt bike into the mix as well. I'll have bicycles on the back hitch of the jeep too. And probably kayaks on top. Ugggghhhh... so fun but so much to pack and deal with hahah
While you have the key in ACC position you are running down the battery. Pulling the IOD fuse up, stops the battery drain.
I don't know what kind of RV you are going to pull with but most Gassers do not pull more than 5,000 lbs. The JKU is 4300 by itself. Add a could of motor cycles and bikes you'll most likely be over weight. Don't forget to check your gvwr.
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While you have the key in ACC position you are running down the battery. Pulling the IOD fuse up, stops the battery drain.
I don't know what kind of RV you are going to pull with but most Gassers do not pull more than 5,000 lbs. The JKU is 4300 by itself. Add a could of motor cycles and bikes you'll most likely be over weight. Don't forget to check your gvwr.
Getting a 2013 Fleetwood Excursion Diesel Pusher

Yeah I had heard about the battery being run down in accessory mode.

I would be pulling a 300lb Yamaha TW200 dirt bike on a hitch hauler and flat towing 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, and then a couple of bicycles (not heavy) on hitch rack in back of jeep.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:35 AM   #31
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Disconnect the Neg Battery Cable

Hello,

I have an 08 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X, the owners manual gives the exact procedure for flat towing it and then at the end it said unhook the battery cable, that made sense but, it was a pain in the butt, so what I did install was a blade disconnect on the negative side, so once I'm all set up I just pop the hood, unhook the blade and off we go, simple and straight forward, and it works for me.

It's a Jeep Thing........

Cheers !!!
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:09 AM   #32
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I have the Toad Charger on my 2012 Jeep. My Patriot breaking system runs off the Jeep battery. I want to make sure I cover all the bases when it comes to towing. It was easy to install and I have just 1 plug to take care of toad lights and battery charging using a 7 plug umbilical cord.
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Randy,
I just bought a 4 door Freedom Edition Jeep Wrangler.
Here is what I have:
Blue Ox base Plate BX1126
781124: TrailerMate 2007-2013 Jeep Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles
Blue Ox Aladdin™ tow bar
Brake Buddy Vantage Select
You do not need to pull a fuse or turn your Key to unlock the steering wheel.
Is it Auto or manual?
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The Trailermate wiring works great. Plug & play. Used it on my Jeep Wrangler.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:42 PM   #35
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Thanks for the advice everyone. We got the Jeep modified last week and took it out for a trial run and all went well. Now, the wife and I are considering upgrading from our 14 year old RV to a new one. Wish us luck!
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