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Old 12-22-2006, 10:36 PM   #15
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Lights!

Ok, I used jumper cables from my battery to the hot side of the fuse block and the negative jumper cable to the trailer frame and instant lights. (although the 12volt relay in the Control Console up front did dim them every once in awhile)
I am assuming the main ground must be corroded or something on the other end where I can't see it (it runs behind the shower somewhere not to the fuse block).
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:38 AM   #16
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Was this trailer recently from Roswell?? Certainly the Roswell Aliens turned the lights back on for you!

Hurray, you have lights!

Congratulations.

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Old 12-23-2006, 05:27 AM   #17
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Arrow Polarity problem

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I attached the battery charger leads to the trailer 12v battery leads. Came up with the same problem.
Hey cookville; You are not paying any attention to azflycaster. In previous reply he has said that you have a bad ground and #3 fuse is what is giving you the needed ground. Check ground wire input at fuse panel, it may be loose or corroded. You may even want to do Resistance check on the ground wire. If the polarity reversal within the battery is suspected, try using another battery to check for it. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Old 12-23-2006, 06:38 AM   #18
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Check your quick disconnect inside the bat. box. It may have pulled apart when you pulled or replaced the battery. I have done this a couple of times. Good luck Phil
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:36 AM   #19
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Having 12v+ where you should have ground indicates an open in the ground. If needed, run a new ground wire to the frame from the battery. You can use a regular car ground battery cable to do this, they cost less than $10.
If you put the battery back in, and run your jumper cable from the - post of the battrey to the frame of the trailer, and everything works, you have isolated the problem to that one section of ground between the battery and the frame. Just like Richard said above.
Good luck with it.
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:50 AM   #20
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12 volt woes

Sounds almost exactly like a problem I just solved on my 310. It was a poor/corroded connection under the fuse holder on the load side of the 50 amp feed out to the univlot. I found if by bypassing the load side connector with a jumper out to the individual branch circuits one at a time. I had a spare 50 fuse in my panel so I am currently using that one. If you would like to talk further pm me and I will give you phone number.
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:09 AM   #21
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I agree with Richard--poor grounds will give you some of the crazyest things. While there is a chance of battery polarity reversal , it's highly unlikely.--pieman
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:37 PM   #22
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I added a temp new ground to the battery (neg) to the fuse block (neg) and now I have lights.
I did find that the 12v bath fan motor was locked up and red hot, so I disconnected the fan. I'm going to replace the fan with a 12v light to brighten up the bathroom.
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Old 12-23-2006, 06:56 PM   #23
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Yes as many have stated ,grounds are such a huge issue that needs to be really checked out and keep them in clean condition,even if they look like they are ok .Over63 is correct also the ground side can become hot due to a poor ground or a ground not connected ,its funny because at first youd think that if you grounded that" hot" ground it would short out ,but it reconnects the circuit and becomes complete again .

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Old 12-23-2006, 08:35 PM   #24
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While we're talking 12volt, does anyone have experience installing a master 12volt switch on the inside of the trailer?
What about the Command Console where the 12volt relays are?
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While we're talking 12volt, does anyone have experience installing a master 12volt switch on the inside of the trailer?
What about the Command Console where the 12volt relays are?
Hey cookville; Go to a boat store and purchase a SEADOG brand master switch #420600-1. It is rated for 500 amp momentary and 75 amp continuous. This switch will need only 2" depth on the inside of you battery compartment. Cut a 7/8" hole in a battery compartment bulkhead wall, in a place where terminals will be out of the way of the battery. Switch housing has four mounting holes. Use two holes and through bolt the switch to the bulkhead wall using good bead of sealer around the neck of the switch, to seal the fumes from entering the living space. Cut the positive battery lead crimp and solder 3/8" ring terminals onto cut positive battery lead. All you will see on inside is the neck of the switch. Switch comes with a special plastic key to prevent unauthorized use. Good luck, "Boatdoc"
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