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Old 02-22-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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Question Running lights as extra light at camp site...

Hi everyone, we have a 2012 Puma 31KBH and just love it........except for this one small issue. Our first year of using the trailer the dealer showed us we could use a piece of wire and stick it in one port of the plug (which connects to vehicle) and stick the other end of the wire in another port and we had running lights on at night. It really looked sharp. During our 2nd season, I tried this again and got a spark from the plug and now it does not work at all. I checked for blown fuses and they seem okay. Everything in the trailer works fine. I even used those flat fuses and stuck them in various locations in the plug and nothing.

I did check previous posts on this site and I now know where to insert the flat fuse but I am wondering if I damaged something when I got that spark? Our TT is an RV park so it does not move, we use a Yamaha 3000 invertor for our power and noticed a surge when the spark question is what do we do now? Thanks for any help and or advice.


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Old 02-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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You should read this previous thread... Running lights as extra light at camp site

You may have shorted if you put the jumper from 12V power to the ground terminal. Trace the 12V line back to the battery and you should find an in-line fuse that's blown.

You can put a flasher in the jumper wire and have the running/tail light flash on/off and cause you camping neighbors to have a seizure!



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Old 02-23-2013, 06:06 AM   #3
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My money is on the resetable fuse located on the frame (travel trailers) and under the Pin Box (5th wheels) that protects the battery from shorts in the trailer to TV wiring.

There is a button on the side that needs to be pushed in. You will have to remove the red rubber covers.

While you are there, remove (carefully) the wire terminals and clear the terminal flats and the threads of the fuse with a small wire brush.
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