I was wondering if anyone knows if installing a hitch would void your warranty. Further, I was contemplating charging my rv battery thru my car when driving. I understand this is done thru the alternator and wonder if this will affect my warranty.
Subie, If i read what was stated you got the last part backwards: He wants to charge an extra battery off the cars power.First off a warranty is very hard to void and abuse is generally easy to identify. Given the popularity of hitch mounted bike racks from every car be it a Miata to a F350 - no you cannot void your warranty by installing a hitch unless you cut the frame and damage the car when your installing the hitch.
Why would you charge your cars small battery from your RV? The largest issue with charging a small car battery with anything beyond the car is cooking the battery. If your using the car on a regular basis there would be no reason to do this.
Sorry your right working and doing forum stuff doesn't mix some times ;-)Subie, If i read what was stated you got the last part backwards: He wants to charge an extra battery off the cars power.
There are many ways to accomplish this. The easiest and least invasive would be to buy a charger for the battery that will plug into one of the outlets in your car.
It's important to understand it's really hard to fully "void" a cars warranty. If you start cutting and hacking wires and have a fire or repair needed they may deny a warranty claim because of damage or abuse. But if the wheel falls off because of a suspension issue they can't deny the repair because you cut an electrical wire. If what you did causes damage, then they can deny the claim.
Hidden hitch is a direct bolt on to the factory supplied mounting locations on the rear subframe no worries there. Read up on the options in how you install it.it is just a simple hidden hitch attached only with bolts supplied, so no cutting etc. I'm definately looking at solar. It is a bit intimidating. I have a 13' scamp about 1000# and I can't believe how much we're loving it!! I know I need about 50watt panel, a regulator and attach to battery, right? I really only use the battery for radio and fan but it won't last a week off grid.