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Old 01-12-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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My new '75 Tradewind

Hello everybody. This is my first posting. I just bought a 75 Tradewind. I'm jazzed! I have a 69 sovereign and love it. I wanted a smaller one to take on quick trips with my kids. I've ordered a user's manual and a service manual. I've got an issue that I can't wait. What is the little round crystal light thing on the back bellow the bath window?
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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I believe that is the signal light for reverse polarity.
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That is exactly what that is. If you connect to shore power and the light comes on, the city connection is not wired correctly and that is not a safe condition.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:56 AM   #4
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The reverse polarity light probably doesn't work any more, few do. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and get one of these to check your power connection before plugging in the trailer. If you are not an experienced electrician. there a plenty of resources on the forum to help you check the power source as well as the trailer itself.

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The reverse polarity light probably doesn't work any more, few do. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and get one of these to check your power connection before plugging in the trailer.
Most likely a true statement. I have a polarity checker and the one time I encountered a reversed polarity situation, I caught it before I plugged the trailer into the outlet.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:31 AM   #6
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Wow, what a great feature to have. Thanks for all the input. I've never used a polarity checker when hooking up. I never gave it a thought. Now I am educated and will arm myself with the right tool. I will be safer with my 69 too. Thanks everyone.
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Here's where I got ours...

Electric Receptacle Tester - Electrical - General Merch

I keep it plugged into the galley area AC receptacle - shows that we've got AC 'power', and if the polarity is proper...

Great Gadget...
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