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Old 04-01-2012, 12:01 AM   #31
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Glad to hear I'm not the only one. I blew two fuses on the truck when I hooked up our battery backwards. Missed the one that wouldn't let me shift out of park - luckily, our regular mechanic is a decent guy and didn't charge a whole lot to replace a fuse. He got a good laugh out of it.

I used my thermal label printer and printed "positive" and "negative" stickers for the wires. After I attached those stickers, and went camping for a week, I noticed a sticker on the A-Frame that said the white wire was negative. D'OH!
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:16 AM   #32
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Radio Shack had the length just not voltage. Also checked the truck and it blew the battery fuse for the 7-pin. HC
Hey, the 250V is just the rating. If you're going to use it in a 12V system, the voltage rating is not important...
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:19 AM   #33
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I used my thermal label printer and printed "positive" and "negative" stickers for the wires. After I attached those stickers, and went camping for a week, I noticed a sticker on the A-Frame that said the white wire was negative. D'OH!
Its taking a bit of getting used to for me, too. Seems the trailer wire colors are closer to home wire colors.
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Glad to hear I'm not the only one. I blew two fuses on the truck when I hooked up our battery backwards. Missed the one that wouldn't let me shift out of park - luckily, our regular mechanic is a decent guy and didn't charge a whole lot to replace a fuse. He got a good laugh out of it.

I used my thermal label printer and printed "positive" and "negative" stickers for the wires. After I attached those stickers, and went camping for a week, I noticed a sticker on the A-Frame that said the white wire was negative. D'OH!
Ha! I did it too this year but I plugged into shore power with the battery cables reversed. The battery is fried, but everything else appears to be in working order. Didn't find any blown fuses either.
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I've been reading this thread because I did the same thing on my Roo 19 -- hooking up the battery in reverse after a long day at work! The 40 amp fuse blew in the fuse box so I replaced that. Radio and bathroom vent fan still aren't working. To get the radio working again, I replaced the inline 15 amp fuse behind the radio with what Autozone carries -- 15 amp, 32 volt fuse glass tube. But the blue 15 amp fuse in the fuse box still keeps blowing. So, not sure what to try next.

Should I search for a 15 amp 250 volt fuse at my electrical supply shop? Am I not using a "fast blow" fuse? Or something else?

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Might have shorted your radio if its still blowing.
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Hopefully not, but is there an easy way to test to see if that's true? Thanks.
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Hopefully not, but is there an easy way to test to see if that's true? Thanks.
Take out fuse at radio then install one back in distribution panel to see if it still pops there.
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Hopefully not, but is there an easy way to test to see if that's true? Thanks.

I am being sarcastic and not suggesting you do this.

But what some of my 'Assistant Techs' have done is keep putting bigger and bigger fuses into the fuse holder until they let all the smoke out of something. Then they know what part was bad and can replace it.

I ever tell you guys about that time I found a #10 machine bolt jammed into an AGC fuse holder?
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Finds intermittent problems too.
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