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Old 04-15-2019, 09:47 PM   #1
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What are these batteries for?

Does anyone know what these 9v batteries are for? They were in a black open top box in the front storage area and unplugging. Looks like they could be plugged into a set of wires currently hooked up to 12v system. Not sure if they are a back up or what.

Also, the spare tire winch has an end connection I haven't seen before. Usually there's the 3/4 socket. See the pictures below. Is there something missing or is that how it is? I have no tool that came with the trailer for it. It's on my 2018 Voltage 4005. Thanks
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:34 AM   #2
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The batteries are for the rear ramp locks, usually they are hooked up to them and if they are dead then you plug them into the backup 12v as they are now, can not answer on the spare tire carrier
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Thanks for the answer RDJ! Interesting, I wonder why the door is primarily run off of 9v batteries instead of just running the door off of 12v in the first place and using the 9v's as a backup?

The spare tire winch beats me.
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My guess would be if the 12v system was dead you could still access the back end if need be to get something out, just a thought
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This allows the trailer to be transported without any 12 volt batteries connected and still have the ability to release the ramp door.
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