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Old 03-24-2018, 03:52 PM   #1
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Unable to locate 12 volts fuse panel for 1988 Excella.

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I have a 28’ 1988 Excella 1000. The original electric tong jack stopped working. I checked the wiring and found a positive wire had shorted out. Fixed and replaced the wiring but I have now power going to the jack. I beleive it a fuse issue now but I can’t locate a 12 volt fuse box/panel with any fuses. Could use some help to finding it if there even is one. Appreciate any help, thanks.

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Old 03-24-2018, 04:51 PM   #2
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On my 86, the panel is underneath the front couch on the wall. There are no fuses, only auto-resetting breakers (that are a pain to replace).

That being said, my jack is directly wired to the batteries with an inline fuse, it doesn't go through the panel.
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Old 03-24-2018, 05:12 PM   #3
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On my 86, the panel is underneath the front couch on the wall. There are no fuses, only auto-resetting breakers (that are a pain to replace).

That being said, my jack is directly wired to the batteries with an inline fuse, it doesn't go through the panel.
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Thanks for the help. I finally located the 12 volts fuse box behind the front couch. It was hidden behind a snap on carpet panel. I will more than likely do the same as you wire the tong jack directly to the battery.

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Old 07-12-2022, 06:32 AM   #4
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That being said, my jack is directly wired to the batteries with an inline fuse, it doesn't go through the panel.
I realize this is an old thread, but the jack on my 1986 Sovergein will go up, but not down. I suspect it's the inline fuse, but can't find it. Hopefully, I'm just missing something?

Please help. Where exactly is this mysterious fuse located?
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:50 AM   #5
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I realize this is an old thread, but the jack on my 1986 Sovergein will go up, but not down. I suspect it's the inline fuse, but can't find it. Hopefully, I'm just missing something?

Please help. Where exactly is this mysterious fuse located?
When you say the jack will go up, do you mean under it's own power? If so, it's not the fuse as the same fuse powers the up and the down, Possibly your switch wiring is in need of attention?
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When you say the jack will go up, do you mean under it's own power? If so, it's not the fuse as the same fuse powers the up and the down, Possibly your switch wiring is in need of attention?
Ah. Yes, it will go up under its own power, but won't come down. So, I need a new switch?

I plan to replace it eventually but have a trip this weekend.
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Can't say if you need a new anything, but my first step would be to disconnect power to the jack and then take a look at the back of the switch. My hypothesis is that moisture over time has caused corrosion to the back of the switch and/or the connections. Some switches are easy to access, others not.

What type of jack do you have?
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What type of jack do you have?
I don't know other than it's the original jack. No identifying information.
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It's just a standard toggle switch in there. Hopefully this manual and its exploded diagrams will help you.

https://www.barkermfg.com/uploads/5/.../superjack.pdf
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It's just a standard toggle switch in there. Hopefully this manual and its exploded diagrams will help you.

https://www.barkermfg.com/uploads/5/.../superjack.pdf
That is very helpful! Thank you!
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