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Old 11-25-2008, 06:04 AM   #1
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Charge RV batteries on a 4 cylinder 5 lug

Hi folks,
I have a 2008 2.7 liter 5 spd access cab truck . I am looking to be able to add a battery to my little pop up trailer that I tow. Is it possible to set up the circuit to be bale to charge batteries in transit? What kind of set up do I need to do this?

Thanks for your assistance, and happy turkey day!
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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A 7 pin trailer hookup (the round one). A line of good gauge wire from the battery to the top pin on the 7 pin (make sure you put a fuse within the first 12" of this line). Hook the other end to your battery. Some will have a relay that will stop the flow of charge if the vehicle gets shut off (a relay hooked to ignition power) so you cant drain your battery. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help guys. I will look into relays, etc.

As far as my pop up. Its a 1978 Rockwood 806. I am not sure on the exact weight. I would guess around 2000 lbs loaded up. It's pretty small, I only had a small problem with sway, but fixed that with an anti-sway kit.

I towed out to the race track about 3 hrs from me, my friend and I, fully loaded, and averaged 23 miles to the gallon on the trip.

Acceleration is slow, but once you get going it is fine. I am going to pick up a doug thorley header, the extra HP and TQ will be helpful on acceleration.

Again, thanks for your help!
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