Originally Posted by Pooneil
The positive wire was attached to the common pole on the switch and the feed on to the camper was attached to the "1" position. So when the switch was in the "1" position the camper worked as normal. The "2" position was wired separately to the positive terminal on my inverter, a wire I ran with another wire attached to the negative terminal and into the cargo trunk. With the switch in the "2" position only the inverter was powered. In the 1+2 position both the camper and the inverter were powered.
The main thing to to watch out for is to make sure the breakaway switch is attached directly to the battery.
Guys -- I'm going to need more help here, especially since I'm completely new to campers. I would like to cut the power to the camper from the outside so when I inevitably forget to cut it off from the inside I don't have to pull the camper out of the garage, set it up, cut the power, close it, and return it to garage.
I looked for a wiring diagram of a camper trailer and couldn't find anything.
The trailer brakes are powered through the connector to the TV?
The breakaway switch needs to be connected to the trailer battery since the TV would no longer be connected in a breakaway situation?
How would I locate the breakaway wire so I can hard wire to the battery?
What is the advantage of powering only the inverter or the camper and inverter?
Maybe just a simple cut off switch would be easier for a newbie?
What gauge wire should you use both for the switch and running the breakaway wire to the battery?
Thanks for any help you can offer!