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eric1514

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dave from mesa wrote:


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Have one of those and unless it's wired wrong the battery still goes dead.


Did you follow the instructions to wire it? It doesn't use the 7-pin connector. The wires in the umbilical with the 7-pin connectors are too small. You must use the supplied wire and have a second umbilical with it's own connectors.

Or you can wire it up to the 7-pin connector but you still need to use the supplied wire through out. That's how I did it. Here's a pic of my umbilical.

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eric1514 wrote:

dave from mesa wrote:


Eric
Have one of those and unless it's wired wrong the battery still goes dead.


Did you follow the instructions to wire it? It doesn't use the 7-pin connector. The wires in the umbilical with the 7-pin connectors are too small. You must use the supplied wire and have a second umbilical with it's own connectors.

Or you can wire it up to the 7-pin connector but you still need to use the supplied wire through out. That's how I did it. Here's a pic of my umbilical.

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I think I wired it correctly but I connected it straight to the MH battery.

* This post was edited 09/17/21 10:20am by dave from mesa *


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dave from mesa wrote:

Ok bought this new. installed a Toad Charge. First time out after 6 hrs the battery was dead.
This year stopped at every rest stop and ran the engine for about 20 min ea time. Coming back fro San Antonio Had a dead battery 30 min out and jumped it ran it for 20 min and left for the next rest stop. Dead battery. Had to have wife drive it back to Mesa, az.
Followed Chevy's instructions on how to tow it. Accy mode, Trans in neutral, parking brake off.
What am I doing wrong? Am I the only one having this problem? Is there some fuse to pull?
Am thing of getting a dolly. Don't want to do that but can't change cars.
Help plz
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eric1514 wrote:

This is what I use.

TOAD CHARGE

It's a little bit of wiring but it works.


That seems a bit unnecessary if one's charge line in a standard 7 pin connector is sized and wired correctly. The last time I wired a 7 pin connector I used #10 wire with the appropriate fuse for the charge line and it kept my travel trailer battery fully charged. #12 wire on a 60 foot run like this product has sounds kinda small to do much good charging a battery that has any load on it.

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