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Old 07-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #29
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I have 12.76 coming from the battery. Nothing from large white to buss bar
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #30
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Do you read 12+ volts from the large white wire and the black wire on the bottom left?
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #31
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Yes sir. I'm replacing the 8ga body ground now. Only thing I can figure is its a ground failure
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #32
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I'm wondering how I get 12+ from the 50a fuses connected to that buss and not anything on the buss itself?
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:34 PM   #33
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Ok I placed a jumper from the 50a to the buss bar and bingo the lights came on! Now If i can just get the dang exterior lights working
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The connection between the fuse holder is probably corroded. I believe it is a riveted connection.
I would recommend a new fuse panel.

Tell us what you see with the exterior lights. And we will try to help.
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IIRC, the purple wire is most (if not all) of the interior lights.

To test Twinkie's idea that you need a new fuse pane (and I agree, they look corroded) take out the fuse on the purple line, and clean up the holders for that fuse with a bit of fine sand paper.

See if that gives you lights. Also check that the screw holding the purple wire to the existing fuseholder is snug.

If so, it isn't really as hard a job to change out the fuse panel as it looks. By the look of your photo, there is plenty of room in there to put new ones in.

[Edit] OK, I missed the couple of posts above this. Sorry if what I say sounds out of place.

But having to use the jumper also confirms to me that there is strong corrosion on the fuse panel. My old fuse panel ran hot for a very long time, and the steel in it lost its temper, which raised the resistance, which made it run even hotter and so on and so forth.
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exterior lights

The only outside lights you can turn on from inside the TT are the little light over the door, and the so-called "scare" light on the skin of the trailer. It's usually close to the door and is about 3" in diameter, round. Those switches are near the door, roughly speaking.

All the running lights on the outside are controlled by the TV (tow vehicle), and they only get power when you have the umbilical cord properly connected.
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IIRC, the purple wire is most (if not all) of the interior lights.

To test Twinkie's idea that you need a new fuse pane (and I agree, they look corroded) take out the fuse on the purple line, and clean up the holders for that fuse with a bit of fine sand paper.

See if that gives you lights. Also check that the screw holding the purple wire to the existing fuseholder is snug.

If so, it isn't really as hard a job to change out the fuse panel as it looks. By the look of your photo, there is plenty of room in there to put new ones in.

[Edit] OK, I missed the couple of posts above this. Sorry if what I say sounds out of place.

But having to use the jumper also confirms to me that there is strong corrosion on the fuse panel. My old fuse panel ran hot for a very long time, and the steel in it lost its temper, which raised the resistance, which made it run even hotter and so on and so forth.
The bus bar is separated from the 50a fuse. I have all the parts on order to convert it to circuit breakers. I got this pic from an airstream service center in Oklahoma City.


^^^^This is what I'm hoping to achieve ^^^^

As for the exterior lights I have new umbilical cord, new receptical on the AS. And all new lights. I tested the TV with a test light, then the cord plugged in, then the cord plugged into the trailer, all the way to the fuse block shows power. The only thing I haven't done is hook it to the ball hitch. That's tomorrow.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:34 PM   #38
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Can someone tell me where all this stuff is located on a 1985 31' Excella? I know I have some kind of solar power, but I don't know how to evaluate it. Which is why I noticed this thread.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #39
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All my parts are here. Yea! Now I hope it goes together without problems
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:28 PM   #40
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The distribution panel has all been changed out to circuit breakers. Couple of hours work bug now everything works. Now this morning I noticed that the lights were very dim. So I checked my converter. Once hooked up properly couldn't take it and gave up. So i ordered the Powermax PM3-55 to replace it. It'll be here Friday.


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Old 07-19-2013, 09:25 PM   #41
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The big brown truck just dropped off my convertor/charger
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