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Old 05-24-2015, 05:39 PM   #1
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2008 Puma Electrical Questions

I recently purchased a lightly used 2008 Puma 19FS travel trailer.

I pulled it out Saturday to give it a test run. It was running of battery power, lights were working great. I plugged it into a power source and got the microwave running, fridge running and the burner and other lights.

However I ran into this problem. Radio wouldn't turn on and furnace would not run. Blower didn't start and didn't hear the igniter clicking, yes I have gas on and flowing. I checked the fuses and the radio fuse was blown. I replaced the fuse and it blew immediately. I disconnected the power cord and tried to replace the radio fuse and it started sparking when I touched the terminal.

Not sure what to do to try and solve the radio and furnace issue besides take it to a dealer for help. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-25-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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Sounds like there is a short in the radio.. If you undo the mounting screws for the radio and pull it out there might an obvious wiring issue (bare, cut, etc) that you might be able to fix yourself.. If it all looks good, you could undo the + wire from the radio and then replace the fuse.. If it holds the problem is in your unit and you may need a new radio..

Have you got a test meter? Do you have power at the furnace?

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Old 05-25-2015, 10:42 PM   #3
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usually the furnace and radio would be on 2 different circuits. so you may have 2 different issues. you can do the same as suggested for the furnace. replace fuse if blown and disconnect the red power wire to see if it fuse still blows. if the furnace just hums pull fuse immediately. you may have mud daubers that have seized the blower. if you burn a commutator contact, the motor will not start if it falls on the same position should you clean and reuse it.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:14 AM   #4
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I went and disconnected the battery hookups yesterday.

The furnace blower wouldn't even turn on. I set the thermostat at 80 and turned it on and nothing.

Both worked last fall. Hmm. I have zero electrical skills so I may be forced to take it to a dealer for repairs.

Thanks for all the input.
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