Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes

Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes

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This charge line connects to the battery in your RV to allow up to 15 amps to be transferred to your towed vehicle's battery during towing. Requires RM-156-25 be installed in towed car. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster accessories and parts part number RM-156-75 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Roadmaster Accessories and Parts - RM-156-75

This charge line connects to the battery in your RV to allow up to 15 amps to be transferred to your towed vehicle's battery during towing. Requires RM-156-25 be installed in towed car.


Features:

  • Allows power from your RV's battery to be used to maintain the charge of your towed vehicle's battery while the car is being towed
    • Transfers just 15 amps to avoid overcharging the car's battery
  • Connects battery to 6-way or 7-way plug at the rear of your RV
    • Requires Roadmaster's vehicle battery line (RM-156-25 - sold separately) if no charge line is present in your towed vehicle
  • Includes 12-guage wire, split wire loom, circuit breaker, and hardware
  • Made in the USA


156-75 Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes







Video of Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motor Homes Installation

Today we'll be having a look at the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for motor homes, part number RM-156-75. Okay, with our charge line all hooked up now, this will supply our vehicle that's being towed behind our motor home with 12 volts of power, so the battery in it won't run down while it's being flat-towed. Additionally, if we're hauling just a standard trailer, this will charge the breakaway battery on the trailer, so if the trailer we're to become unhooked, the breakaway battery will have sufficient amount of power to apply the brakes to slow the trailer and stop it safely. This breaker will keep us from having to worry about having to replace fuses on our charge line kit. If, for some reason, there'd become a short and the system would become overloaded, the breaker will flip open and will automatically reset once the problem has been corrected or the breaker has cooled off. It's a quick and simple installation, just one wire to hook up, running from the back of your 7-way connector or your 6-way, depending on the type of connector you're using. Attach it to your breaker then have one lead going to the positive terminal on your battery. Now that we've gone over some of the features, we'll show you how to get it installed.

We're going to use this red wire right here for the charge wire, so we'll strip off some of the insulation, and then we did our charge line, which is the red wire, that went into the terminal marked, AX, for auxiliary, and we'll slide this down. We'll clip it into place til it snaps. Now we'll tighten the wire to clamp up all the way, and we use a 10 millimeter socket and a phillip screwdriver here in order to snug this down the rest of the way. Okay with those snugged down, our 7-way is now securely mounted. All right, so we went ahead and routed our charge line to our vehicle's house battery. It's charged by the alternator so it will be good there.

We secured our wire up to existing wiring harnesses, making sure we kept it out of the way of any moving parts or sources of heat. If you follow a factory wiring harness, more than likely you'll be okay, so there's a wiring harness inside our frame rail. We just followed along that, securing it up with zip ties along the way. The wiring goes through this grommet into the compartment where our battery is stored. Now in our battery compartment here, on our RV, on our case it's behind the driver's side door, we're going to mount our circuit breaker near our battery. Right here, next to the right of our factory circuit breakers will be a great spot.

We'll just use the provided self-tapping screw and secure it in place. You'll see we have one in. We'll do one on the other side too. Now, the wire will need to connect to the auxiliary port on our breaker. That's the silver one.

It's also the top one in our case. I'll measure off how much we're going to need and cut off the excess. We'll strip off some of the insulation here and we'll crimp on one of our small ring terminals. Then we'll remove the nut and place it on. Reinstall the nut. Now in one of the ends of the wire, we just cut off we'll strip off some more insulation and attach the other small ring terminal to it, crimp it down and we'll attach it to the gold terminal on the bottom that's marked, BAT, for battery. We'll measure off how much we're going to need to attach the positive post on our battery, cut off the excess, strip back some insulation, make sure our large ring terminal will fit over there, which it will, stick over the wire and we'll crimp that one down. Before we connect that we're going to tighten down those 2 nuts with a 10 millimeter socket. All right, now we'll take off the wing nut on our positive battery terminal here, place on a ring terminal over the stud and reinstall the wing nut. We'll snug it on down with a pair of pliers. Okay, with that secure, our install is now complete. We'll show you how to test it. We're going to use a trailer simulator here, If you'd like to purchase one of these, you can find one on our website or you can just hook it up to your trailer. Open our door up here, we'll insert our 7-way plug, close the door on over. First thing we're going to check is make sure we have our charge line working on this. We'll flip our gage down here to battery charge and as you can see, we're getting about 12 volts. That means that's working. That completes our look at the RoadMaster Battery Charge Line Kit for motor homes, part number RM-156-75. .


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes - RM-156-75

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

This charge line connects to the battery in your RV to allow up to 15 amps to be transferred to your towed vehicle's battery during towing. Requires RM-156-25 be installed in towed car.

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Would highly recommend using etrailer for any trailer accessories that are needed. Very friendly staff and shipping is fast and accurate on delivery. 656071



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Very easy to install. Everything needed is included. 639335



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Installed in my motorhome, works great easy to install following instructions provides. No more dead battery in the toad. 594360



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Worked fine easy to install directions were good 594151



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still n the box , did not use it . arrived after I went another route. 590022



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Works as it is supposed to. 586150



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Everything needed is in the box. 575335



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The battery charged kit connected on to our motorhome to charge the battery of our jeep has worked excellent and the installation also was an excellent job we are very happy with our installation. 522735



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This base plate was relatively easy to install (if you're handy and can follow written & video instructions), and is practically invisible when not being used for towing. Everyone at etrailer were helpful and knew exactly which parts were needed, even a year later when I asked about using the same base plate on a newer vehicle. The picture is just after install on my 2017 C-Max. 421005


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