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Dirt-Tracker
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 182
posted February 19, 2005 04:06 PM  
Im wanting to put a hookup to my trailer with a battery that plugs into the trailer lights and charges the battery while my truck is running. This would allow me to have lights in my walkin box. Anyone know where to come up with this setup?

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Blackgold
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 71
posted February 19, 2005 06:01 PM  
You might try a RV center. A lot of the pull type campers have a similar setup that allows the camper battery to charge while towing.

dirtslinger66
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 200
posted February 19, 2005 09:01 PM  
I just run a wire from the battery on the tow vehicle to my plug for the trailer then run one on the trailer end to you battery in the trailer to keep it charged. Just be sure to put a inline fuse near the battery on the tow vehicle

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rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 209
posted February 20, 2005 07:03 AM  
we did the same as dirtslinger. ran a wire from the +ve side of the tow vehicles battery, through the accessory pin on the plug and run the wire back to the battery in the trailer. just make sure to use a large enough gauge wire diameter.

Istock66
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posted February 20, 2005 07:08 AM           send a private message to rocket36   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
you can do like dirtslinger said, but at the track your draining both your truck and trailers batterys, as well as if you have a short in the trailer or leave a light on your truck will b dead.

you can get a isolator at any automotive store just about, its for a truck with a dual batt set up, that way the trailer is independent from the truck and gets charged still.

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted February 20, 2005 09:44 AM  
You had better get an isolator or you will drain your truck battery at the track. They are available at almost any real parts store.

autoshop
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted February 20, 2005 08:44 PM  
use a ford/RV solnoid from the battery charge wire on the alt to the rear of the truck with a 50 amp fuse link, must cheaper than a isolator.

autoshop
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted February 20, 2005 08:45 PM  
use a ford/RV solnoid from the battery charge wire on the alt to the rear of the truck with a 50 amp fuse link, must cheaper than a isolator.only charges when the truck is running and won't drain battery when you use the trailer battery.

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