Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-28-2010, 08:33 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1998 31' Excella 1000
Sarasota , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 9
location of 12V breaker fuses

i have a 98 31' excella. while replacing the electric tongue jack the red power wire inadvertently contacted the frame causing a short. I have located the fuse box behind the couch at the front wall of the unit. can't find the red reset buttons as noted in the manual. anyone have another location to look?

GatorDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 09:04 AM   #2
moosetags's Avatar

2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,382
Images: 5
The reset buttons are usually associated with 110 volt AC breakers. The tongue jack operates on 12 volt DC. You have most likely blown a 12 volt automotive fuse. These must be removed and replaced with a new one.


SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2011 Silverado 3500 (Fred) with Outfitter Truck Camper (Ethel)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 07:04 AM   #3
1 Rivet Member
1998 31' Excella 1000
Sarasota , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 9

know about the separation of 110v vs. 12v. 110v breaker box is above bed roadside at rear of camper. 12v fuse box is behind couch on front wall of camper. my 12v fuse box doesn't have auto fuses. manual refers to red reset buttons. those are the ones I can't locate.
GatorDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 09:45 AM   #4
Wise Elder
Jammer's Avatar
2010 30' Classic
Vintage Kin Owner
South of the river , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,023
On my 2010 I believe that the tongue jack and breakaway switch share a self-resetting breaker that is separate from and behind the 12v fuse panel under the gaucho. Not sure why your setup wouldn't have reset itself though. Problem may be a loose wire rather than a fuse or breaker.
Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 10:16 AM   #5
1 Rivet Member
1998 31' Excella 1000
Sarasota , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 9
I tested all the 12v circuits in the fuse block with a voltmeter, they are all dead. the control panel over the stove worked just before the short, it is inoperative now.
GatorDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 11:00 AM   #6
Rivet Master
Mexray's Avatar
1978 28' Ambassador
Morada , California
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,583
Dave, you've got to have some fused protection between the battery cables and the fuse panel - Our older AS has 50 amp fuses on both the POS & the NEG cables...this could account for your other 12 volt circuits not working...

Also, its possible you have 12 volt circuit breakers on the elec jack 'feed' wire, and that it's defective - sometimes a short will 'fry' an older circuit breaker...

I've seen 12 volt circuit breakers that use a resettable 'button' once tripped, but didn't know AS used them...

I still believe you must have a fuse panel there somewhere to check out...perhaps those 'red' button CB's are located in the battery compartment...

Ray & Pat; Morada, CA
Mexray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 05:50 PM   #7
pmclemore's Avatar

2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,370
GatorDave -

Sorry to be so slow to respond to your email. I was on my way out to a fishing (not-catchng) trip but I looked at my 12-v panel (behind the gaucho) before I left. The diagram on the inside of the panel door shows reset buttons, but danged if I could find any.

Just for kicks, try to turn off your battery disconnect switch, then turn it back on. If it clicks back on, perhaps that was your problem.

Good luck - Pat
Somebody, please, point me to the road.

AIR 3987
wbcci 9239 (Re-enlisted 2013)
pmclemore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #8
1 Rivet Member
1998 31' Excella 1000
Sarasota , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 9
found the solution

on the 98 models there is an inline 1amp fuse located under the front couch. It has blown the short occured. pclemore take note. had to tip the sofa bed up at 45 degree angle, remove the drawer under the sofa to access it. even then it was stretch, i have 36" sleeve length! There is no fuse protection in line from either battery. Had to switch the 12V power switch behind the sofa several times for it to reset.
Lesson: wire nut all open connections as soon as they are disconnected to prevent any shorts!!
Thanks to all that replied. Forums are great stuff.
GatorDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 12:24 PM   #9
2 Rivet Member
1977 27' Overlander
Boerne , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 38
I have a 2009 30' AS -- same issue -- blew something when We plugged in heater and turned on micro-wave. Trying to find red re-set button and/or fuse that could of blown.
Think I have looked everywhere -- there is a fuse next to the front gaucho on the street side -- 25 A -- doesn't look blown.

Any ideas. Thanks.

backflow is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breaker, Breaker!! Bing-Bing Generators & Solar Power 25 09-24-2013 08:25 PM
breaker breaker project66 Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 4 05-29-2012 08:37 PM
location location location goransons Airstreams on eBay 0 12-05-2009 09:29 AM
Location, Location, Location........... ROBERTSUNRUS Brakes & Brake Controllers 5 08-29-2009 06:13 PM
1999 cutter 12v breaker location apetit Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 8 12-28-2004 02:22 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.