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Old 07-10-2013, 12:37 PM   #15
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Do you have the book that was given out with the trailer when it was new? if so, in there the colour-coding of the wires could be mentioned.

Not sure if it's the same as the Airstream wiring, but there are plenty of Argosy owners here, one will get you the data.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #16
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The little light you describe was called a "reverse polarity light" back in the day.
It is best that you disconnected it. There are better ways to determine if the 120 volt side of the coach is connected correctly.
The Univolt fuse panel only has four circuits (fuses) that power the 12 volt DC DEVICES in the coach.
It should be a matter of removing 1 fuse at a time, then checking to see what doesn't work.
As for the pump. There should be 2 wires for the pump. One should be white (common/ground) the other should match one of the 4 colors from the fuse panel. The colored wire is the positive 12 volt DC and should be connected to the red wire on the pump. The aforementioned white wire should connect to the black wire on the pump. There is also a switch involved with the pump. Usually located near the galley sink.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:00 PM   #17
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Do you have the book that was given out with the trailer when it was new? if so, in there the colour-coding of the wires could be mentioned.

Not sure if it's the same as the Airstream wiring, but there are plenty of Argosy owners here, one will get you the data.
Unfortunately I have no paper work for the trailer. Not even the title.

I am currently sitting in the trailer with fridge, AC, lights, and outlets working. I have conquered the problem with the wiring and it was a ground problem. Finally!! Thank you to everyone who contributed!
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #18
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I am currently sitting in the trailer with fridge, AC, lights, and outlets working. I have conquered the problem with the wiring and it was a ground problem. Finally!! Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Yahoo! Congratulations!

Forgot to mention, it helps to be stubborn to work out most problems with these trailers.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #19
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Also, in the front where all the trailer lighting wires are, there is a yellow wire that goes into the floor of the trailer, then reappears at the Univolt I think. What should this be connected to?
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I don't think anyone answered the question above, that was in the middle of a set of questions.

From your description, I think that's the 12V charge wire to provide some battery charging from your tow vehicle when the umbilical is connected.
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And yet the charge wire on an AS TT is always blue.

Different for Argosy?
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And yet the charge wire on an AS TT is always blue.

Different for Argosy?
I can't honestly say I remember the color of the 12V charge line in my Argosy umbilical, I haven't had that connector open in well over a year. I haven't traced it to the other end because some PO cut it (likely because their TV was wired wrong and/or they ran their TV battery down and got cranky.) Since I have an old RM75, I don't need to charge the battery while driving so I didn't fiddle with it once I figured out why it wasn't charging.

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I agree "Blue" for the charge line. The yellow may be to the breakaway switch, the positive wire.
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78 Argosy wiring Question

A few months ago, I added a Baker power tongue jack instead of my manual jack. I asked the factory tech rep how to run a power line to the jack. He suggested using the power line to the breakaway switch. So that is what I used for power. It works just fine except.... I was camping work work and I went out to disconnect the trailer and the jack would not power up. I checked everything, the slow blow fuse, I finally hand jacked the trailer free of the truck. After a few days of discussing the problem with Baker, they sent me a new power head. After the re-install it worked fine for a few times then the same situation occurred. Not having tools or time, I took the trailer to the local RV shop. They then told me there was no power to the unit and the break away power was dead too. They searched for over an hour and could not find a fuse so they ran a new line. Does anyone know if the breakaway switch power line has a fuse??? Where might it be??

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The box to the right just had a little light connected that illuminated outside of the trailer for some reason, but I disconnected it. I attached pictures of the wiring in the Univolt. I am really stuck on this project!!! Also, in the front where all the trailer lighting wires are, there is a yellow wire that goes into the floor of the trailer, then reappears at the Univolt I think. What should this be connected to? I have everything disconnected right now. The water pump is also unplugged and was when I received the trailer. What wire goes where? Thanks!
The green light means that there is a short or phase issue with the AC power. You need to get your AC system checked before anything else.
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