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Old 12-23-2006, 10:09 AM   #21
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I agree with Richard--poor grounds will give you some of the crazyest things. While there is a chance of battery polarity reversal , it's highly unlikely.--pieman
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:37 PM   #22
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I added a temp new ground to the battery (neg) to the fuse block (neg) and now I have lights.
I did find that the 12v bath fan motor was locked up and red hot, so I disconnected the fan. I'm going to replace the fan with a 12v light to brighten up the bathroom.
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Old 12-23-2006, 06:56 PM   #23
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Yes as many have stated ,grounds are such a huge issue that needs to be really checked out and keep them in clean condition,even if they look like they are ok .Over63 is correct also the ground side can become hot due to a poor ground or a ground not connected ,its funny because at first youd think that if you grounded that" hot" ground it would short out ,but it reconnects the circuit and becomes complete again .

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While we're talking 12volt, does anyone have experience installing a master 12volt switch on the inside of the trailer?
What about the Command Console where the 12volt relays are?
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While we're talking 12volt, does anyone have experience installing a master 12volt switch on the inside of the trailer?
What about the Command Console where the 12volt relays are?
Hey cookville; Go to a boat store and purchase a SEADOG brand master switch #420600-1. It is rated for 500 amp momentary and 75 amp continuous. This switch will need only 2" depth on the inside of you battery compartment. Cut a 7/8" hole in a battery compartment bulkhead wall, in a place where terminals will be out of the way of the battery. Switch housing has four mounting holes. Use two holes and through bolt the switch to the bulkhead wall using good bead of sealer around the neck of the switch, to seal the fumes from entering the living space. Cut the positive battery lead crimp and solder 3/8" ring terminals onto cut positive battery lead. All you will see on inside is the neck of the switch. Switch comes with a special plastic key to prevent unauthorized use. Good luck, "Boatdoc"
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