Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-07-2015, 12:25 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 47
rv battery connection

i took my battery out before winterization and when i put i back in i didnt take notice of the pos and neg cables, went to hook up thinking the red was neg and the white would b positive but when i do that it pops both my 30 amp fuses. could i have it reversed and the white is neg and red is positive??

Jfmf527 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 12:54 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18
Normally Red is positive and White is Neutral, so it is quite sure that you connected them backwards. Red positive is the way my RV is wired. If you want to be 100% sure, use a voltmeter (aka multimeter). Put the red lead on what you think is the positive post of the battery, and the white or black lead from the meter on the other post. If the reading has no negative sign in front of the voltage, then you have confirmed that the red lead is connected to the positive post.

GlennFC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 04:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
fonzie's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 2,796
The negative lead will be the one connected to the frame of the trailer, follow the white lead to confirm.....
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36)
fonzie is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 PM.