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Old 10-13-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Battery power???

We just bought our first TT - 2001 Cherokee 25' (Plate w/ model #
missing). Lots of hidden problems, but that's another story.
The problem I'm dealing with now is battery power.....

Installed a fresh battery and cleaned the connectors. Am getting 12vdc
on the leads at the battery, but no battery power inside. Checked the
distribution panel and found the input battery leads dead. Is it possible
that there is a main battery disconnect on this TT?? If so, where would
it be. I've looked everywhere finding nothing...........

Does anyone know where it might be? I would appreciate any help.
(Would just climb under it and trace the cable, but the arthritis is
too much for this old coot.......)

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Old 10-13-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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sounds like you have some sort of a disconnect or possibly a blown fuse or the isolator is bad

if you have a toner (we call them a fox and hound at work) you could disconnect the battery cable and tone out the cable too to find where it goes.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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Follow the + battery cable to where is disappears into the trailer. There should be a screwed on panel. Take it off and you will probably find an inline 30 amp fuse.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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John, first of all - Welcome!

It possible that a battery disconnect was installed from the previous owner. Mine is hidden because its bolted to the tongue on the cross bracing.

It can be found fairly close to your battery if there is one that was installed by the owner.

You might also check for an in-line fuse between the positive on the battery and the converter.

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Old 10-13-2011, 04:28 PM   #5
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sounds like you have some sort of a disconnect
That's pretty much what I was asking. Does this TT have a battery
disconnect and where would it be?

[QUOTE=or possibly a blown fuse or the isolator is bad [/QUOTE]
There is no indication of a main fuse in the electrical panel.
Plenty of fuses for individual circuits, but I checked upstream - the
battery leads as they enter the panel.......

[QUOTE=if you have a toner (we call them a fox and hound at work) you could disconnect the battery cable and tone out the cable too to find where it goes.[/QUOTE]
Toner????
Would that be a continuity checker like a "buzz box" or ohmmeter?
I already know that the positive lead - at the battery - shows open
circuit to ground. IE no load resistance.......

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Old 10-13-2011, 04:31 PM   #6
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Follow the + battery cable to where is disappears into the trailer. There should be a screwed on panel. Take it off and you will probably find an inline 30 amp fuse.
The only panel that I can find is an electrical panel under the
fridge (inside TT). Battery lead goes under TT from battery....???

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Old 10-13-2011, 04:31 PM   #7
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Check in your cupboard door above your sink there may be model designation there on a sticker
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:36 PM   #8
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Check in your cupboard door above your sink there may be model designation there on a sticker
THANKS!!!

CKT27X
I guess that means that it's actually a 27 footer....
Hmmmm.

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>John, first of all - Welcome!
Thank you; glad to be here!

>It possible that a battery disconnect was installed from the previous >owner. Mine is hidden because its bolted to the tongue on the cross >bracing.
Hoboy. If so there is no telling where it might be.
Nothing on the tongue.......

>It can be found fairly close to your battery if there is one that was >installed by the owner.
Nothing visible there......

>You might also check for an in-line fuse between the positive on the >battery and the converter.
Would that be under the TT or somewhere else.
Nothing in the positive lead on the tongue.
And the leads coming into the electrical panel don't show
anything........sigh....

>Good luck.

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Old 10-13-2011, 06:28 PM   #10
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THANKS!!!

CKT27X
I guess that means that it's actually a 27 footer....
Hmmmm.

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The number in the model number doesn't hallways mean total length.
normally its the inside measurement.
I have 32 bhok-6 that 36 foot over all.
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