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Old 04-03-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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I disconnected the battery on my toyhauler to charge it and upon putting it back nothing electrical works. I have four cables to my battery. Two red going to the positve side, black to the negative and a white to the negative. I am thinking the white should be on the positive as it has it's own tail to a frame ground. I was wondering if anyone could give me some troubleshooting pointers and tell me where the white lead should connect to ? 2007 Forest River Sierra Sport toyhauler. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:34 PM   #2
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I disconnected the battery on my toyhauler to charge it and upon putting it back nothing electrical works. I have four cables to my battery. Two red going to the positve side, black to the negative and a white to the negative. I am thinking the white should be on the positive as it has it's own tail to a frame ground. I was wondering if anyone could give me some troubleshooting pointers and tell me where the white lead should connect to ? 2007 Forest River Sierra Sport toyhauler. Thanks in advance.
John
Wow, that's odd.
I have never seen a trailer with 4 leads going to one battery.
Is it set up with 2 battery boxes???
Do all 4 leads disappear under the trailer or do 2 of them go somewhere
else?

White should never go to the +
Red is +
Black and sometimes white are -
donno why you don't have power.
Have you checked fuses??
Are both leads good and tight???
Did you snug the wingnuts slightly with pliers??

That's all I can suggest without more info.

Good Luck!
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:27 PM   #3
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I would think that the white wire should stay on the ground connection. If it has a splice that goes to ground and you put it on the positive you would create a major short(not a good thing). If your trailer has a disconnect switch, did you turn it back on after you reconnected the battery?
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:56 PM   #4
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Are you sure the battery has a charge? From experience... before you spark chase I would check the obvious a 2nd time.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:07 PM   #5
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Everything is hooked up right. I am going to take it in for warranty work the 14th. Thank you all for the help with this !
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Old 04-05-2008, 06:21 PM   #6
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I had the same problem with mine last year. Turned out to be the circuit breaker that is mounted on the frame up by the batteries, underneath the trailer.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:50 PM   #7
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Thank you !

Okay. I am posting this up because I truly appreciate all of your help. The problem has been solved by me. It was a push/pull switch in the bathroom. I talked to people at Forest River and at our local authorized repair place about a power switch and was told I didn't have one, it was all automatic. I decided to do some wire chasing while out this weekend. I found the switch, pulled on it and heard the familiar beep of my radio coming online. The switch is up under the counter next to the toilet in a corner. Never saw it until that day. I feel like a fool but I am a noob and have only had my trailer for six months.Again, thank you fine folks for helping me out with this.
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