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Old 11-12-2010, 03:55 AM   #1
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Do I have to have my house battery on board to operate my trailer's running lights? Or will my tow vehicle battery fire them up alone?

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Old 11-12-2010, 06:52 AM   #2
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Your tow vehicle should power the brake lights, turn signals and running lights independently of the trailers battery. In fact the trailer battery should not be connected at all to those lights.
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Thanks, I pulled out the battery in preparation for storage and all the running lights work. I appreciate the reply!
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:47 PM   #4
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Just be aware that with the battery removed, you no longer have breakaway brakes...the battery is required to be aboard for travel, by law in most states, in order to activate the breakaway brakes should your TT come off the hitch... Just an FYI



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no you do not.
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