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Old 08-09-2015, 07:32 PM   #1
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Question Battery/Wiring issue

I have a fairly new battery (fully charged) on my pop-up camper. The outlets inside & outside work, but the top will not lower nor will the interior lights work. I checked all the fuses I could find - in the panel and one of the battery wire. All are good. What am I missing? Are there any fuses hidden somewhere on the camper??

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Old 08-09-2015, 07:35 PM   #2
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Follow the positive battery cable to a manual resetable circuit breaker.
If not, check the switch near the sink .

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Old 08-09-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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Battery/Wiring issue

Make sure the safety switch is working. All the popups I have seen have a safety switch the kills the 12v when the top is lowered. Make sure yours is not stuck or disconnected. Second thought this may not be it as the motor for the roof would not go through it.
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I checked for a resetable circuit breaker and couldn't find one. 2 weeks ago, I opened the camper using the electric wench. It went up fine but just as it reached it's peak, the motor stopped. I continued to set-up the camper. Later that day when I tried to lower the top, it would not work. I lifted the sink and tried and lowered the sink and tried to see if this helped (the sink pushes the buttons when set in place). Nothing worked. Like I said, the lights won't work and the outlets do! Is there an easy way to reach the switches under the sink area?
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When you say the outlets are you talking the AC ones. If yes that is a completely different circuit than the lights and roof motor. By your description I would continue to look for an inline fuse are circuit breaker.
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When you say the outlets are you talking the AC ones. If yes that is a completely different circuit than the lights and roof motor. By your description I would continue to look for an inline fuse are circuit breaker.
The electrical outlets (wall plugs) all work. I feel like it's a fuse as well...I just can't find it!! I've checked all the fuses on the breaker panel - all good. I found one inline fuse on a wire running from the battery - it's good. I don't know if there's any other.
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First, the AC outlets have nothing to do with the battery and the breakers are for 110v AC only.
The fuses are for the 12v DC side only.
Most common cause of your issue, is reversing the battery wires when reinstalling the battery.
This eithe blows the fuse right by the battery or trips the resettable fuse that TURBS mentioned.
It's nearly always tucked up along the A frame and gets overlooked many times.
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