Have been having some 12v
electrical issues in my 05 CCD 22' Int'l.
The ground wire in the converter - that is behind the fuse panel is coming loose. almost after each long trip I have to take it off and and tighten the bolt screw.
I went to move the trailer the other day and my Baker 3000lb heavy duty power jack was dead - no clicking no nothing.
I ran through the normal checks - hooked up the TV and still nothing. Changed out the fuse - nothing. So I popped the cap to find all sorts of corrosion - looks like the O ring on the level bubble cap has gone missing - so I need to get one of them for sure to stop moisture from getting in.
So I thought maybe the cog wheel assembly was toast but it looks good - but hmm bone dry - no grease - was greased last year. I am having issues with my coupler so have been using the jack up and down sometimes 3-4 for times to hook up . I think that my coupler springs are shot - another topic.
Anyway got her moved down our 400ft drive and just did a try on the up down toggle - I got a clicking sound but nothing else.
Hooke her back up to shore power - and as she was still on the up angle off the TV - I popped into the trailer for something and heard the ceiling fan just stop - hmmm that bloody wire is loose again - so took the fuse panel off and then tightened the ground - everything inside working fine.
Tried the jack - and nothing.
Took the top off and cleaned all the connectors and had to replace one that was corroded through. All clean. I did this before moving her back - but before I figured the converter 12v
feed was loose. So when I put her back I tried the toggle one more time - now I was getting a really slow movement - but any sort of load and she just stopped.
Earlier in this thread someone mentioned that with no grease - it will not work - so tomorrow I will grease up the top gears and also remove the power head and grease that too - hmm neglectful me I have never put grease on the inside - just on the stem.
If after greasing I still don't have success - can anyone tell me what to do on the 12V
electrical end of things. Is there something I should check on the actual 12V fuse panel that is in the front under the bed?
My house battery I think is toast - it is not holding a charge not sure if (Paula) you had put a new battery in her before I purchased - so it might be the original 05 - if so could be time for a new one.
I have good grounds from my TV umbilical with full connection showing on my prodigy.
The connector I had to replace was just the connector itself there was no corrosion on the wire. But there was corrosion on the three terminals of the little black "thingy" that of course is not shown on the schematic in the binder - just the wires leading to thin air. Is that some sort of resister or or relay or what?
Anyway I will grease her up tomorrow and see what happens - since I have fixed the loose 12v ground the battery should fully charge over night. But I will remove the case and check its voltage. To be sure it is fully charging.
if it happens to be the problem - as someone else mentioned that if the house battery is dead then there would not be enough load to raise and lower the jack (right?) even if it is hooked up to the TV - which by the way I just had a brand new battery installed in her.
If I have to replace the battery on that model any good suggestions for a long live easy charge one???
Sorry for the long post - hope it makes sense.
PS on the grease - it recommends Mobilith 460 grease or its equivalent in the manual - is this the same as the white grease
you use on the ball and load level bar snap in ends?
Thanks for any info or insight...
PSS Thanks for the tip on the hook up of the Load bars - I have always used the jack to raise the back end of the truck - not far mind you but enough to make it easy for me to hook them up. Will try this other method for sure next time.