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Old 04-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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We got home from a great weekend camping. As I'm parking my new tracer 2700 at home I see smoke coming out of a black box in the front. I turn off the car and my wife is screaming that there's smoke coming from under the trailer. Anyways, I disconnected the truck, removed the battery from the trailer and eventually the smoke dissipated. Anybody has any idea of how that could happen ???here are some pics....and we were so happy, it was a great weekend, and we were going out next weekend again ....
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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oooooooo that is not good ! I feel bad for ya !
to the dealer it goes !
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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Well, it definitely looks like a short circuit that was beneath the fuse rating on the cicuit it was fed from. It looks like in the wire from the TV connector to connection on the TT? This will require some troubleshooting by following wires and a multimeter to check for grounds. maybe a wire got pinched and grounded out? you state that this is a new TT, so I would contact the dealer as it maybe a warranty issue.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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Do you know if the cord either dragged on the ground or was crimped between something. It appears that there was a short in the twelve wire cord, do not get discouraged. It is a reasonable and easy fix.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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Which wire is the most melted?

Could give you some insight as to which circuit to start checking.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:45 PM   #7
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Do you know if the cord either dragged on the ground or was crimped between something. It appears that there was a short in the twelve wire cord, do not get discouraged. It is a reasonable and easy fix.
ooohhh i hope so....the weather finally got better, i hope they fix this quickly....
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Well, it definitely looks like a short circuit that was beneath the fuse rating on the cicuit it was fed from. It looks like in the wire from the TV connector to connection on the TT? This will require some troubleshooting by following wires and a multimeter to check for grounds. maybe a wire got pinched and grounded out? you state that this is a new TT, so I would contact the dealer as it maybe a warranty issue.
yeah, i will contact the dealer tomorrow morning...
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:47 PM   #9
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Do you know if the cord either dragged on the ground or was crimped between something. It appears that there was a short in the twelve wire cord, do not get discouraged. It is a reasonable and easy fix.
i don't know if the wire was crimped, i don't think it was. it was definitely not dragging
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oooooooo that is not good ! I feel bad for ya !
to the dealer it goes !
yeah, and that's the thing, i can't drive this trailer out there, because it won't have any brake lights, turn signal, etc., so i guess i need to ask them to come pick it up from here ?!?!?!
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