Sonetpro wrote:If you ground it to the frame it won't provide you a return to the battery. I ran 2 wires also and ran all the negitives (battery grounds) to a copper bar and then a 6GA to the battery.
JMTK wrote: My current plan was to attempt using the tow vehicle's battery from a charge line, rather than have a dedicated battery on the teardrop itself (we have pretty low power requirements).
Dale M. wrote:You mean every time you leave tear behind for a days adventure you are going to disconnect tear from tow vehicle and go adventuring and every evening when you return you are going to "hook up" tear to tow vehicle so you can have power in tear... Sounds tiresome and impractical...
jmtk wrote:Yup, that's the plan. My concern was to avoid excessive weight since we have a small tow vehicle. Since we've been tent camping for eons with no power (except for a lantern that runs off of D batteries), and rarely camp where there is shore power, the hope was that our low-power habits will continue when teardrop camping. If it does turn out to be "tiresome and impractical" or our power use is more than anticipated, I do have "plan B" in mind, which is to install a battery and charge it from the tow vehicle. My wiring will be done such that it will be able to accommodate the addition of a battery.
Thanks for your comments,
Dale M. wrote:And if your tear runs down tow vehicle battery to where tow vehicle won't start what are you going to do...
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