Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-18-2007, 04:44 PM   #21
Rivet Master
Shacksman's Avatar
1960 28' Ambassador
Vintage Kin Owner
1998 25' Safari
Avonton , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,303
Originally Posted by Chuck
Interesting. So..where is the battery in your trailer? mine is behind the wheel well...way aft. some are mounted up front...

so did you run the cables from the trailer battery so a spot that is accessible up near the a-frame/tongue?

how do you secure the auxilliary battery boxes in the back of the truck, so they don't tip over while driving?
My plan is to run the cables through a conduit mounted under the trailer to a box on the tounge but now they just lay on the ground when parked. I have a short piece with a connector on the trailer battery so the long run, back to the battery, is a separate piece that plugs in front and back.
The battery box in the truck is stuck in between all the junk I carry. It has no where to go.
(Need pictures yet? )
Doug & Terry
60 Ambassador Int.
1950 Spartan
1966 Globetrotter
Shacksman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 09:47 AM   #22
Chuck's Avatar

1973 23' Safari
North of Boston , Massachusetts
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,547
Images: 260
Originally Posted by Shacksman
...(Need pictures yet? )
Pics are always good!

so...does the cable from the auxilliaries to the coach battery need to be a big honkin' #4 battery cable?

why couldn't you rig up a standard trailer plug, and just use the existing umbilical?
I know, the charge line in the umbilical isn't very big...certainly not as big as a "battery cable".
but in the past, when my coach battery has gotten too low (dim lights; or when trying to use the little 9" ac/dc tv, which just "quits" if there is a momentary dip in voltage...), I've just plugged the umbilical into the truck, and all seems well. I know, you don't want to run a bunch of "stuff" all night long like this, as you may not be able to start your truck in the morning, but..."in a pinch"...). Perhaps this would be ok, as long as you don't have a particularly high amp draw at any one time?
Wbcci: 3752
'73 Safari 23'
'00 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 QC
Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
External Antenae Connection Raptorrider2001 1999 Safari 9 01-12-2003 10:02 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.