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Old 06-02-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Battery Wiring Help for Dummies

I took my battery off my 2009 Rockwood 190XR for the winter and failed to draw a diagram of which wires goes where. I have 2 red wires, one black, one white and one thin green. Now I cannot raise my pop-up to pack for next weekend! Can anyone please help?

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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The positive and negative posts should be different sizes (diameter). If the wires have the proper sized terminals, you should be able to figure it out that way. If the wiring is stock from the factory, you can also look at the wiring diagram in your documentation for additional guidance.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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Pictures might help us figure this out. I also take pictures before I take anything apart since my memory is not that good either.
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I've posted a photo of the wires in the Community-Albums section. Sorry couldn't figure out how to attach it here. It appears that the thicker Red&Black wires are the pos/neg for the power winch...got that working.

Heres what I think in regards to the others:

The White (with black tape) is the ground as it is attached to the frame and this would go on the - terminal.

The thinner red with fuse is the + for the pigtail and should go on + terminal.

The green looks to be part of the breakaway so I would assume this would also go on the + terminal?

Do I pass? Thanks in advance, I appreciate the help!
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I've posted a photo of the wires in the Community-Albums section. Sorry couldn't figure out how to attach it here. It appears that the thicker Red&Black wires are the pos/neg for the power winch...got that working.

Heres what I think in regards to the others:

The White (with black tape) is the ground as it is attached to the frame and this would go on the - terminal.

The thinner red with fuse is the + for the pigtail and should go on + terminal.

The green looks to be part of the breakaway so I would assume this would also go on the + terminal?

Do I pass? Thanks in advance, I appreciate the help!
Sounds right to me.
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I've posted a photo of the wires in the Community-Albums section. Sorry couldn't figure out how to attach it here. It appears that the thicker Red&Black wires are the pos/neg for the power winch...got that working.

Heres what I think in regards to the others:

The White (with black tape) is the ground as it is attached to the frame and this would go on the - terminal.

The thinner red with fuse is the + for the pigtail and should go on + terminal.

The green looks to be part of the breakaway so I would assume this would also go on the + terminal?

Do I pass? Thanks in advance, I appreciate the help!
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sounds right to me as well

the silver piece attached to the red wires is actually an isolator (lloks like it to me anyways) - not a fuse
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Thanks guys. Fuse is on the the other red wire in the black casing.
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Thanks guys. Fuse is on the the other red wire in the black casing.
I see it now - my eyes must have been focused on the silver and forgot about the black fuse holder
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Here is what I think:

The silver box is a 40 amp current limiter and the red wire on it goes to your power converter.

The black fuse holder is power to a large current draw item (like a slide, landing gear, or power front jack).

The black wire is almost certainly Battery Ground and should go from the battery to the frame directly.

The white wire should also go directly to the frame ground as I believe it is the ground wire for whatever the black fuse holder powers. It is VERY unusually for grounds to all go to the negative terminal, but I see no reason why they could not. I think the black; the white; and the green; all go to the negative terminal.

MISSING from the photos. The battery.

My money is on:

There is a wire still missing from the photo. A red wire from the battery to the silver box terminal with no wire attached. Look around.
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