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Michael Reush
Michael Reush, RV Technician
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We are flat towing a 2003 Honda Pilot. We are using a Blue

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We are flat towing a 2003 Honda Pilot. We are using a Blue Ox patriot brake which is plugged into the accessory plug during towing. The ignitian key is in accessory 1 and the transmission is in neutral. By about mid-day we are getting a message from the Blue Ox brake that the car battery is low and it stops activating the brake. What is the solution to this problem.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 2 years ago.
Hi, one of the most common ways to resolve this issue is to run a charge line from the motorhome to the car . this requires adding a second two wire plug to the rear of the coach, and wiring the mated plug wires to the battery, this allows the battery to charge from the tow vehicle, and compensate for the draw on the cars battery. Please get back to me for clarification if necessary, thanks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks. So the plug we have which has five plus a center spot does not charge the battery?
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 2 years ago.
that is correct it has the turn signals , stop lamps, running lights and a ground wire, and no charge line for the battery
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 2 years ago.
your welcome, I'm here for you if you have any issues, please take the time now to rate me as this is how I receive credit for our work together,,,thanks. Michael
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I hav'nt heard from you for a bit, how are you progressing?