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Old 04-14-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Extra wires in the battery compartment

Hello All,
I have a 2004 Sunseeker 2450. I bought it used, with no deep cycle batteries installed. When I went to install the new batteries, I found two extra wires along with the standard batteries connection cables.

One of the wires is black, with in in-line fuse, and the other wire is white.

Does anyone know what these two wires are connected to?

Also, I'm not sure how to connect them to the battery. The balck wire is fused, so is it safe to assume that it should be connected to the + side of the battery? And if that is the case, should the white wire be connected to the - side?

HELP.......
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:49 PM   #2
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Do you have electric steps? Possibly these are the connections.

I'm sure another Sunseeker Owner will be able to give you better advise, but that's what it sounds like.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:01 PM   #3
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Probably used for something that was added on, electric tongue jack maybe? You are right in that the black fused wire goes to Positive on the battery, and the white wire is negative, or ground. Could also be the charge wires coming from the tow vehicle cable. Just a couple of possibilities.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:45 PM   #4
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It's a Sunseeker Windrider, Class C motorhome, no tongue jack. Sheesh don't you know your FR products by now

I would connect up the main cables and leave the unknown ones disconnected and see what doesn't work. As pointed out, could be something like the steps or propane leak detector which are connected to the batteries on most motorhomes all the time. I would expect that the fused line is the positive wire.
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Sorry, don't get paid to know what model is what. Being a 2004, I figured it was too old to look up and find anything. How about changing electric tongue jack to electric stab jacks? That better? Based on the small amount of info given, we're all just making guesses anyway. No way to tell.
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Since that Sunseeker has a slide it could be power for that.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:46 AM   #7
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Problem solved. The wires are for the propane leak detector.

Thanks for your help.
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