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#181 craig333


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Posted 03 June 2023 - 06:27 PM

Yes, the 10ga is still energized. I think the possibility of the 6ga becoming de-energized is sufficiently low I'm not worried about it. It'd be very easy to disconnect the 10ga if were concerned.

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Posted 04 June 2023 - 10:32 PM

Sounds like the only reason for the ground wire to the metal frame is to avoid an ungrounded metal structure that could possibly pick up some charge from static electricity etc. I'd leave it grounded with the wire that it has and quit worrying about it.


If you have the charging wire functional in a 7 pin trailer electrical connector those are usually on a relay that gets energized with the IGN circuit, so can use that pin to trigger whatever it is that you need a IGN trigger for. If that is the current means for charging the camper battery then I would disable it and use that wire strictly for the IGN sense wire. Likely should test this before committing.


I bolted the Anderson connector to the bed's interior sidewall. With the camper lifted a couple inches up out of the bed I can reach in over the bed rail and connect or disconnect it depending one which way the camper is going. I was able to snake the 6 ga. cables up thru a series of openings in the bed so I did not need to cut any holes for them. Not all beds are built that way, we got lucky.

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#183 Vic Harder

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Posted 05 June 2023 - 04:36 AM

+1 to Thom's comments.  Leave it as is.

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#184 ArcherJim



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Posted 05 June 2023 - 12:20 PM

Many thanks, guys -- really appreciate the discussion.


On with the build.

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