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Old 09-08-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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Shortstop or Circuit Breaker

We have an issue where the battery is fully charged, but nothing runs in the camper. When using AC shore power the camper works fine. I pulled out a multi-meter and check the battery, great power 12.9V. Checked all fuses no issues. Checked electrical and tested a small circuit breaker located between the battery and a junction box that goes into the camper. The part is a shortstop 24V S34 40A, or circuit breaker.

It amazes me that Forest River will install a circuit breaker exposed to the elements were connections corrode and the parts fail. A small plastic or junction box is a quick and easy fix. Anyone has come up with a solution or modification for this issue?

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Old 09-08-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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Noni, part of the problem is that the CB must be located within 18 inches of the positive terminal of the battery. I agree that for travel trailers that is a challenge. A rubber boot would really help.

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Old 09-09-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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Thank you for the idea. I got some rubber boots and dialectric grease. Used some grease inside the boots and around the connections, then put some more after installing the boots. I am afraid they might fall due to road vibration. Will keep an eye and see how they work out. I rather reach a permanent solution than a temporary one.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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you could silicone the connections or silicone the boots over the connections as well

I have not looked at mine since mine is fairly new
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