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Will a Portable Braking System Drain Battery On 2020 Jeep Gladiator


So if I install the plug and go unit what do you have to do to prevent the tow vehicle battery from going dead? 2020 Jeep Gladiator


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Since the plug and go portable supplemental braking systems like Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System - Proportional # BLU37TR require power from the Jeep's vehicle battery then there is a possibility that after flat towing for long periods of time without pulling over to start the engine that the battery could die.

To avoid this I recommend to add a Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles part # RM-156-25 on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. The charge line will allow 15 amps from the motor home's battery to maintain your Jeep's battery. If your motor home does not have a charge line at the 7-Way on the motor home, you will also need part # RM-156-75. I have attached an installation video of both charge lines.

You will also need a base plate, tow bar, tow bar wiring and possibly a high low adapter to flat tow the Jeep. Please let me know if you need me to make additional part recommendations.

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