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Old 08-09-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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We are pretty new to RVing. What is the Battery Switch? Where would I find it? We bought our 1991 Born Free last summer and have only been able to go out in it twice. But now we have made some repairs and are ready to hit the road. We have had trouble with the battery (new last summer). If I could turn it off while it sits in the nearby lot that might help. Look forward to hearing from you. TLH
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:18 PM   #2
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We are pretty new to RVing. What is the Battery Switch? Where would I find it? We bought our 1991 Born Free last summer and have only been able to go out in it twice. But now we have made some repairs and are ready to hit the road. We have had trouble with the battery (new last summer). If I could turn it off while it sits in the nearby lot that might help. Look forward to hearing from you. TLH
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:21 AM   #3
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TLH, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Congratulations on the BOrn Free. I am sure you will enjoy both it and the forum. The battery switch is a low current control circuit that will turn on and off the battery disconnect solenoid. When you get ready to store the coach you can turn the battery connection off. There are a variety of ways to disconnect the battery; some are less expensive to install after market than others. You will find we are a group of fun loving RVers that like to help each other where we can. Any questions you have, just ask. Good luck and stay safe.
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:53 PM   #4
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Mike, Thanks for writing back. We used to live in Charlotte, NC for many years. and I have 2 daughters who live there with their families. We are now in San Luis Obispo, Ca and have been here almost 7 years. I miss The Carolinas sometimes but not the hot and humid summers. We are near the coast and for the most part have a rather temperate climate.

So - Can you tell me some more about the battery cut off switch. I will look around but I don't think we have one. What are some of the after market products I could look at?

We have been fixing things on the RV this summer - put on a K&N filter and a Bigger muffler. You can feel the difference in power boost around town. Now we want to try it out on "the grade". That's a 7% grade to get us out of town. We are going to Lake Tahoe in a few weeks for about 2 weeks.

We also had to have a small leak in the pan gasket for the transmission fixed and serviced it the same day.

We have taken out the furniture from the RV and are replacing two chairs and a pull out flexteel sofa/bed with two daybeds. My brother in law made the beds and we found mattresses on line. This should work better for us.


Look forward to hearing from you again, TLH
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TLH, do a google search for battery disconnect switches and you will find all kinds of them. You are probably right in the statement that you don't think you have one. Once you know what the different ones look like you might look around the MH again so see if you spot it. Let me know how else I might help.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:47 PM   #6
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Walmart sells a disconnect that attaches to your battery and then the cable hooks to that. To disconnect, you just turn a knob to unscrew and break the connection. They are stocked with the battery cables and ends. Cost is around $3.00. I use them on our cars when we're gone from home. HarveyP
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