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Old 02-17-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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2001 Flagstaff electrical Question.

I just picked up my first camper, a 2001 Flagstaff 822 pop up.

I'm having an issue I hope someone can shed some light on.

None of the 12 volt lights or fan on the ceiling are working, however the 12 volt on the floor is working fine. (porch light, Water pump etc..) Battery output power is fine, and I reset both breakers.

I found the wire that leads to the top lights and applied 12 volt power to it. The lights and fan came on. This tells me the power issue is at the
source not at the lights/fan.

I traced the wire back from the roof and it goes into the converter area and disappears. So my question is, is there another place to check I am not aware of or should I just run a hot lead off the battery for the upper lights/Fan and be done with it?

Thanks in advance!


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Old 02-17-2014, 11:02 AM   #2
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The converter is also the the fuse panel for all 12 volt supplied. You probably have a blown fuse in the converter.

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:14 AM   #3
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Don't know if yours is wired this way, but I had a TrailManor popup one time that had a plunger switch, that wouldn't allow power to the top half, if the top was down. This switch was where the bathroom wall folded, and the wall actually depressed the plunger switch when stood up, to allow the power.

Yours may have something similar, and the switch isn't get pressed or is bad.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:28 AM   #4
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X2 on the plunger switch. When we had a popup the plunger switch was located by the rear bed. The bed had to be slid out all the way for a metal plate to push the plunger switch in allowing power to the interior roof lights and fan.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:35 AM   #5
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All fuses appear good.

Awesome, knew nothing of said switch, Will take a look and post the results.

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Just a thought I didn't consider in my earlier post. Our pup was a highwall so the galley didn't have to be swung up into position. If your galley needs to be swung up your switch might be located under there. The whole idea behind the plunger switch is to cut the power to ceiling lights and prevent the 'canvas' from getting hot if the camper was closed up with the ceiling lights accidently left on.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:30 PM   #7
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yep, every popup i've seen required the sink/galley to be flipped up and compress the plunger switch. ours was very obvious when in travel mode. it was white and stuck up like a sore thumb.

other than that, you could have tripped the resettable breaker/fuse that's usually mounted along the trailer's A-frame.
usually is silver or gray and has a tiny black button on it to push for resetting.
this usually happens when the battery wires are hooked up backwards. happens many times when the owner is reinstalling the battery after winter or when replacing it with a new one.

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