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Old 04-22-2006, 07:12 PM   #1
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Electrical? Uh oh...

Just went out to the garage to begin the process of unleashing the trailer for a new season.

No power, of course, so plugged her in. Still no power reflected on the battery switchplate by the door, but the microwave was powered up. After about five minutes a fuse blew. That I can handle, but why didn't the battery system show charge right away after I plugged her in?

Wish me luck tomorrow...

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Old 04-22-2006, 08:46 PM   #2
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I suppose the first question to ask is "which fuse blew?" The next question I would ask is did you turn off the 12v rectifier and check the 120v stuff first? Do you literally mean a 12v fuse, or a 120v circuit breaker?

I think that is what I would do first. Turn off the 12v charger (or disconnect it). The check each 120v outlet and appliance.

Then turn of the 12v charger and see if it is outputting 12v. Next, turn on the 12v items one at a time until you find soemthing that doesn't work.

Maybe that will help a bit.

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Something simple - I hope!

Hope this issue is a 'coming out of hibernation' thing.... You have still have a 'newbie' trailer so it should be something simple....

Got my fingers crossed for you and your AS!

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Old 04-23-2006, 08:37 AM   #4
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Sounds like you may have a battery with a shorted cell. According to several websites I read, if your battery is 70% discharged and gets below 15F then your cells can burst.

I'd try the battery first.

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Thanks for the input. I'll try those ideas out this morning. Tom
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