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Old 07-31-2006, 10:21 PM   #15
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get a inexpensive one that has a ohm meter function. commonly called a VOM or volt ohm meter.

harbor freight or radio shack are a couple of places to look.

report back and we can help you from there...

also got a digital camera? or can borrow one? that might help speed things up some!

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Mark, I took a look at the rat nest (at the end of the 7 plug wire) and it is a mess, and also the wiring at the shore power is a mess, my question, would it be better to let Camping World mondernize the system.
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Diagnosing can be tricky if you are not handy with a multimeter and test probe and is even harder to do online. Sometimes just moving the wires will help isolate the offending wire for a quick repair. I'd suggest that you find the cause of this problem before you update the whole system, seeing that everything worked prior to the A/C installation. Go back to Camping World and let them check it out. Who knows,they might have caused the problem and fix it for free.
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good suggestion.

i cannot agree more, however with a couple of checks at the ends of his umbilical cord he can rule out a lot of stuff.

if it is not a touching component in the junction box my next best guess is a bad ground.

more info is needed!

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get a inexpensive one that has a ohm meter function. commonly called a VOM or volt ohm meter.

harbor freight or radio shack are a couple of places to look.

report back and we can help you from there...

also got a digital camera? or can borrow one? that might help speed things up some!

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Thanks, sounds great, I'm not an electical person, but I will give it a try, will snap a few pic's of the rat nest tomorrow.....
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not yet, it may look like a box of worms but it still may be something simple.

i doubt camping world would have experiance to trouble shoot a vintage trailer without costing a ton of money and hacking it up.

back to my original question, got a voltmeter?

there are plenty of good folks here that will help you work through this!

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not yet, it may look like a box of worms but it still may be something simple.

i doubt camping world would have experiance to trouble shoot a vintage trailer without costing a ton of money and hacking it up.

back to my original question, got a voltmeter?

there are plenty of good folks here that will help you work through this!

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John HD, I did get a voltmeter today, I started in the back, I have attached 4 pictures, 2 out and 2 inside. The left side that works is green, red, and black wire, the right side, the side that doesn't work, is green, brown, and black wire, I went inside and look under the sink, these 2 picture show a splice,
the red, black, green and brown wires go to the back lights, notice the black to black, red to red, green to green, ???white to brown???go to the front, also notice that the white wire is frayed for about 2 inches and rusty. What is your thoughts? I plan to continue to the front, I gutted the inside and took pictures during the restoration of toastie and of said wires, to shore power and out to the front.
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Toast, can you get it to the rally? I can help with my experience Saturday. Lou really knows his stuff too.
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Thanks John, yes we will be there, can't miss our first Rally
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that white wire that looks corroded in the bottom is a good place to start. it is a ground wire.

cut the connector out with a snips and remove the corroded section. then strip the wire and reconnect it. use a blue barreled connection or a wire nut in a pinch.

then hook it up to your tow vehicle and give it a try.

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I beleive that the wiring for the rear running lights goes down the ceiling right next to that new A/C . If you can , get it back to CW to see if they disturbed something in that area. The A/C has a 12v or 24v thermostat that could be tied in somehow . It seems you're getting 12v from somewhere when not hooked to the TV.
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I beleive that the wiring for the rear running lights goes down the ceiling right next to that new A/C . If you can , get it back to CW to see if they disturbed something in that area. The A/C has a 12v or 24v thermostat that could be tied in somehow . It seems you're getting 12v from somewhere when not hooked to the TV.
The new A/C only low, medium, and high, no thermostat
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Sorry about the wiring problem, and I hate to HIJACK the thread but if you could post some pics of the AC install and post the AC model you bought I would appreciate it. I am on the cusp of going to CW and having them do the same work.

Good luck with the wiring - been there / done that.
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I beleive that the wiring for the rear running lights goes down the ceiling right next to that new A/C . If you can , get it back to CW to see if they disturbed something in that area. The A/C has a 12v or 24v thermostat that could be tied in somehow . It seems you're getting 12v from somewhere when not hooked to the TV.
ticke, all running light work, I can autual follow the wire from the tail light to the front, and the wire doesn't run overhead, thanks very much for you input.
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hit the chat room, we can discuss this real time if you like.

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