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Newbie with trailer battery?????

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Cummins, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Cummins

    Cummins [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an 05 with tow package and my trailer has a battery to run the winch. I was wondering if there is anything I need to do to have my truck charge the battery and supply power while it is hooked to the truck.?.?

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    Robert:D
     
  2. Jan 18, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    JDCPA

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    I would suggest using a separate battery charger. The battery in the trailer is probably a deep cycle and will not play well with a starting battery. The deep cycle should provide lots and lots and lots of winch time w/o chariging.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    My old man picked up a small solar panel to keep his trailer battery charged. So far it's been working very well.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    Cummins

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    Do you all feel this way because of only having one battery. I use my dmax and cummins to charge and keep constent power going to the battery while it is plugged up. So I should not do it with my tacoma.?.?

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    Robert:D
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    If you have a 7pin connector it should have a 12v pin that should charge your battery while you have the truck running. My 08 has the tow package with the amped up alt. and larger battery to help accommodate this trailer power draw increase with lights as well as charging the trailer battery. I checked the pin to see if it shut off when the truck shut off and yes it does shut off.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    Cummins

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    OKay I will test it when my wife gets home she seems to like the tacoma. Did you have to put a fuse or anything in to make it work.

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    Robert:)
     
  7. Feb 5, 2011 at 6:00 AM
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    No added fuse, it's as wired from the factory. I'm hoping Toyota has it fused I've never checked.

    Paul
     
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