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Old 08-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Tracer 3200 BHT DC issue

Hi all, I have a two month old 2013 tracer 3200 BHT. The dc will now only run the living room slide. The rest of the trailer has no dc. No lights, no bunk slide, no kitchen slide, etc. Any ideas?
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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By the way everything works fine when I am plugged in to 120v at home or 30 amp at the rv park
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:53 PM   #3
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Sounds like the battery voltage is not getting to the trailer/converter.

The 12V inside the camper will be sourced by either the converter (from the 120V, which is working), or the battery (not working).

There are usually a few connections comming off the positive lead of the battery. One of these goes to supply most of the trailer (lights, fans, etc), and some are dedicated for larger or external loads like slides, power jacks, stabs, etc.

Based on your symptoms, I would say that the inline fuse/breaker (located on the power lead off the battery) is blown, or the battery connection is loose/disconneted for the main trailer lead. Go to the battery check connections, and check the inline fuses, usually located near the battery. If it looks like a rectangular block with screw terminals, it may be a resettable breaker. Reset it, and check 12V operation with AC unplugged from the trailer.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #4
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Circuit breaker up by the battery is either tripped or bad.



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It can also be under the tongue.




When plugged in the converter is supplying all the 12 volt power.
When unhooked from shore power your battery circuit breaker has tripped or open not allowing power to distribution center.

Slide is normally hooked straight to battery which is why it works.



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Old 08-23-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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Or possibly a battery disconnect. Although it should shut off the slide power too.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #6
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Checked both in line fuses they both have power on the back side. I checked by isolating the wire going to the working living room slide. The living room slide works on dc when it is connected on the backside of either in line fuse.Still no dc to anything else.
Any other ideas?
My dealer is calling forest river support
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When you say "backside" do you mean load side? The battery is connected to the LINE (upstream) side of the fuse, and the loads are connected on the LOAD (downstream) side of the fuse. Obviously the battery is good. Is there 12V on both sides of all fuses/breakers?

Did you find a device like the pic Turbs posted connected to the battery? That would be your #1 culprit.

There is also a possibility that the problem is at the converter panel inside the camper. this could be due to a loose wire, blown fuse on the panel, or faulty converter panel. Have you checked fuses at the panel?
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It could also be that the main trailer 12V white and black wires got reversed. This could happen by mistake if someone disconnected the battery for some reason.
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