Not getting 12vdc to trailer from battery
Hello. I am brand new to the forum and need some technical help. I have a Forest River 16UL I just recently picked up used. Everything works fine when hooked up to 110vac, but when not hooked up to 110vac, I am not getting the 12vdc battery power back to the trailer for lights or anything. The trailer manual says lights, bed rail, water pump and other should run off the battery 12vdc when not hooked up to 110VAC.
There is a plastic molded two terminal connector under the front A-Frame. One large red wire is connected to one terminal from the battery. A second large red wire is connected to the other terminal and runs to the trailer. I am getting 12vdc on the battery side but I am not getting 12vdc (or any voltage) on the other side. Should I be getting 12vdc on both sides? The terminals are not connected unless there is a metal bar encased in the plastic between the terminals.
The trailer manual says lights, bed rail, water pump and other should run off the battery 12vdc when not hooked up to 110VAC.
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Jerry.