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Old 04-25-2016, 10:18 AM   #11
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See that little black button on the side? That's the reset.


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Old 04-25-2016, 02:22 PM   #12
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Don't disassemble, just push the button.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:52 PM   #13
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Circuit Breaker or fuse

On our trailer, there is a 30 amp fuse in line with the main battery connection; it's in the wiring alongside the frame a few feet from the hitch itself. And it's not obvious--very easy to miss it! Ours went bad from corrosion because the seal around the fuse wasn't so great... Since it blended in, it took me forever to find the fuse!
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:36 AM   #14
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Still can't find battery C/B or fuse

Finally able to crawl under the trailer (Shasta Oasis) today, although it was after dark. Could not find a circuit breaker. Didn't see anything looking like a fuse, but wasn't looking, since I didn't see Ray & Ann's post until later.

I was able to trace the wiring from the battery box to where it went into s protective sheathing of sorts, then back toward the axles. The wiring from the hitch joined the others inside the sheath, and there were bits branching out to the wheels (I presume these were for brakes).

I'll hunt more for the fuse tomorrow, but we'll be driving about ten hours, so not sure when I'll have time.

Ray and Ann: was your fuse on the positive line? What color was the holder.

Thanks much!
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:53 AM   #15
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Success!

Apologies if this is a duplicate: thought I'd posted it earlier, but nothing's shown up.

After posting the above, I went out with the flashlight to look again. I was looking at the wiring from a different angle, and noticed that the positive branched off and went through a hole in the frame and came back. Traced that branch, and found what appeared to be a circuit breaker. Very poor design: the reset button was underneath the two wires going in, and the weather-proof rubber cap was, well, it wasn't: all twisted up and easily leaking by.

Pressed what I thought was the reset button, and, voilá, heard a click: the lights were again able to be energized from the battery.

I'll probably want to replace the thing (it said "50ADC") with something a bit more weatherproof.

I very much appreciate all the help. Y'all are great!
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:20 AM   #16
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They put those things in the worse place to find. Glad you found it and all you had to do was reset it to get things going again.

Also very glad that you came back and told us that you found and fixed it.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:39 AM   #17
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Agreed---THANK YOU for informing everyone on the resolution. Too many folks are able to solve their problems because of the info provided by Forum members and don't have the courtesy to come back and close the discussion!.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:42 AM   #18
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Where the fuse was

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Finally able to crawl under the trailer (Shasta Oasis) today, although it was after dark. Could not find a circuit breaker. Didn't see anything looking like a fuse, but wasn't looking, since I didn't see Ray & Ann's post until later.

I was able to trace the wiring from the battery box to where it went into s protective sheathing of sorts, then back toward the axles. The wiring from the hitch joined the others inside the sheath, and there were bits branching out to the wheels (I presume these were for brakes).

I'll hunt more for the fuse tomorrow, but we'll be driving about ten hours, so not sure when I'll have time.

Ray and Ann: was your fuse on the positive line? What color was the holder.

Thanks much!
Answering the question--yes, the fuse was on the positive line; but its holder, the wiring and the A frame for the hitch are all black. The fuse holder blended in and it was quite a while before we spotted it.
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:16 PM   #19
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Good to hear you got the problem solved.
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While you are at it. Check your battery acid level. My dealer charged my batteries after they had my rig for a month doing some repairs. (Sat most of the the time waiting for parts). The charge lasted less than a day. The acid level was so low I could see the top of the plates. I let them know. Just something to remember to check occasionally.
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