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knobhill24

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Posted: 12/30/11 03:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am running a charge line from my chassis battery to my toad using a 20 Amp fuse at each end. Do I need a seperate ground or will my tow ground be enough. Thanks

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Posted: 12/30/11 05:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If your regular "tow ground" is a #12 wire,you will be OK. On the other hand,a separate #12 ground would not hurt.
I am doing the same with just the regular ground and it has been working well for many years on 3 diffrent MH.
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Posted: 12/30/11 08:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I already have a ground run from the MH to the Toad for the tail/stop/turn lights and it also works for the "Charge" wire. I use two 20 amp circuit breakers, one at each end near each battery. Has worked flawlessly for over 7 years. I would not depend on using the hitch/towbar for a ground connection, more positive to run a ground wire.


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Posted: 12/31/11 04:06am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do have a ground for lights for toad but looks like only about 16 or 18 was afraid it is a little to small of wire gauge, my charge line is 12.

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