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Old 06-27-2007, 11:42 PM   #1
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hello to all from 1st time poster 16TDSS1642 which makes my unit the 42nd California Bambi off the assembily line...i bought this trialer in1985 from the agent of the original owners in Long Beach Ca. for the grand sum of $4,500 and have never spent the night in it. it's been in various storage location over the years and now on the occasion of my retirement, i'm getting it ready for the road !

and now for the bad news, after putting in it's first battery in twenty plus years, i cleaned the terminals and in the process removed a seemingly extra loop of wire on the positive connector. i was pleased to find my exhust fan running on it's new found 12 volt power. anyhow later on i dicided to pull this four prong pin connector from the trailer thinkink it was a function of the towing pocess, and the green wire on the positive battery terminal began to smoke alot, i was able to disconnect the terminal before a full blown fire...

so, anybody know what i did or how i can fix it ??? what or where dose the wire do or go??? is the wire accessiable from under the coach . any advice or info will be greatly appreiciated. thanks, gary dunn

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Old 06-28-2007, 12:00 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome.

I am not an electrical expert but we have quite a few here. In the meantime, try looking through section on electrical systems and learn to use the search tool. There's a lot of great content here.

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Old 06-28-2007, 12:11 AM   #3
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Janet, thanks for the welcome,i'll move over to the electrical area...
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:17 AM   #4
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Welcome, neighbor. I am in Orange CA, just up the street from you. Feel free to contact me if you need local help.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:28 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard!

I can't answer your question but others here can and will.

The forum groups (Norcal & California Streamers) here in Calif. Rally all year long. Everybody is invited to all of our rallies. These groups do not have members they are just forum folks who go camping.

Why did I tell you this other than to invite you? If you go to one these rallies you will find a wealth of knowledge. You can learn more about your trailer there than you will believe. Oh yeah, you'll have fun too. Very low key events.

It is common for forum members who could not camp that weekend to drop by and visit and meet new friends.

California Streamers is having a Rally Jul 20-22 at Pyramid Lake off I 5 about 90 minutes North of you. You are invited to come camp or if the trailer is not ready bring pictures of the areas you have questions about and you'll get answers meet new friends and have a good time.
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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Old 08-16-2007, 07:31 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone!

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