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Old 05-22-2017, 09:58 PM   #1
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Battery Connection

Would appreciate someone post a photo of the battery connection on the Airstream. I need a photo showing the battery connections.
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I can forward in the AM ...

A photo of mine and a drawing, if you still need.
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All positives, Red Wires, together and all negatives, Black Wires, together.

Just make absolute sure you connect all the Red wire connections before you connect any Black wire connections at the battries. Failure to do it this way can result in one hell of an explosion if your wrench, while on a red wire, touches the trailer body.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:11 AM   #5
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All positives, Red Wires, together and all negatives, Black Wires, together.

Just make absolute sure you connect all the Red wire connections before you connect any Black wire connections at the battries. Failure to do it this way can result in one hell of an explosion if your wrench, while on a red wire, touches the trailer body.
One hell of an explosion? I don't think so. A bit of spark maybe.

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One hell of an explosion? I don't think so. A bit of spark maybe.

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I think a wee bit more than a bit of a spark.
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Battery Connections

The only wire I have a question about is the black wire coming from the jack. I have a picture on my phone of my connections but unable to post from my phone.
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I think a wee bit more than a bit of a spark.
Sorry Mike you clearly have never shorted out a wrench against the body. If you consider the possibility of melting the wrench a "Bit of a Spark" I would yield to you.
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The only wire I have a question about is the black wire coming from the jack. I have a picture on my phone of my connections but unable to post from my phone.
You have found the exception. The Black wire coming from the jack is in fact the Hot wire and goes to the Red battery terminal.The jack is grounded through the trailer frame which is connected to the negative, Black, battery terminal.

If you had connected the jack wire to the black terminal the jack would not work as both sides would have been connected to ground.
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Here's a view I took of mine from curbside (thus making the C with my hand to remind me). The jack's power cable is black and goes to a red positive terminal.

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If your 2007 Safari is like my 2008 Classic 25fb my two batteries only had the positive and negative leads, a two parallel cables. My power jack cable terminates on the positive bus inside the trailer. My trailer had no inverter so not extra wiring to the battery.

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Thanks everyone. I had it connected corrected after all. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks very much for the input.
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Sorry Mike you clearly have never shorted out a wrench against the body. If you consider the possibility of melting the wrench a "Bit of a Spark" I would yield to you.
I once watched an experienced mechanic, while adjusting tappets using a 14" feeler-gauge, accidentally lay that feeler across the batt terminals. In only a moment that feeler became incandescent and gave him a third-degree burn of the hand and acid all over the area as the battery blew it's caps.

Disconnect the ground-cable anytime one is working in the vicinity and keep all metal tools away from the battery. Use battery wrenches on batteries. (They are short and insulated.)
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