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Old 08-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #11
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the third pic is the re-settable fuse/breaker. you can see the black button.
try pushing the button and see if it starts working again.

not sure where they are available, probably a good RV supply store. not sure if it's used in autos.

BIKEDAN you are the F#&K'N man! Pushed it in and it clicked everything on!

I thought that was just a plastic tab holding the rest of it together.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Best part.... $0 spent to fix!
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #12
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Everyone should make a mental note of the location of these resettable circuit breakers. If you lose power to the awning, slide, stabilizers, etc. this reset button should probably be your first troubleshooting location.

This switch is located under the front of the camper where the battery wire comes through the frame. Just follow the main wire off the battery and you'll see it. (in Gray Wolfs). The switch is on the bottom of the terminal (there are 2 side by side) just push it in.

This is of course considering your battery is fine.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #13
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I've always wondered why these re-settable "fuses/breakers" are not better environmentally protected.

Why are they simply left out-in-the-open like that?

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Old 08-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #14
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I have a red rubber cover on mine. They corrode anyway.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #15
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I got to thinking about this switch/breaker.

I believe it is to ensure the break-away switch for the brakes still has a battery even if the RV has had a short in the battery-supply wire to the power panel's fuses.

It's always located very close to the battery itself.

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #16
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Sorry I dropped out earlier..... It was beer:30 and I had a cold one
calling me.
Then a nap..... dang those Olympics are keeping me up late!!

I did say fuse/circuit breaker early on so maybe I get half a point

From the close up we can see it's getting rusty/corroded.
As others have mentioned I don't know how to stop that but do
keep an eye on it. If you have trouble again one day you'll know
where to look. IF you were really feeling energetic I suppose you could
put the whole birds nest of wires in a plastic junction box with some
sort of rubber grommets for the wires. It's still gonna get damp
but not nearly as much as direct exposure like it is now.

Glad you had a happy ending!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #17
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KyDan, i'll give half the Kudos, since you did mention it but you did take a beer/nap break while i stayed on task!

this little item is a common topic here and we mods suspect it often.
dealers should make it part of the PDI and inform buyers where it's at.

the most common cause is owners hooking up the battery backwards.

BlakeB, since it doesn't appear you did this, something must have caused it to trip. so, you may need to figure that out.
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KyDan, i'll give half the Kudos, since you did mention it but you did take a beer/nap break while i stayed on task!

this little item is a common topic here and we mods suspect it often.
dealers should make it part of the PDI and inform buyers where it's at.

the most common cause is owners hooking up the battery backwards.

BlakeB, since it doesn't appear you did this, something must have caused it to trip. so, you may need to figure that out.

Thats where I get the props..lol.. The awning switch had wire's that had come off the back of the switch and shorted out on my drive home. That was pic 1 of the 3 pics I posted. Only reason I even thought to look there was the fact that in the middle of a tornado style storm the switch inside would not roll the awning in. Had to use the remote.

Im just glad I didnt drop it at the stealership. It would have taken days for them to find that. (Im not really one to take things in...i'd rather find the problem myself)
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I would also hit the rusty area with an old toothbrush wet with Boesheild T-9. It is great stuff and stop any further rusting, not fix what you already have, just stop it. Some sort of cover for the nest-o-wires would go a long way to help also.
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I may spray mine with LPS-3. It's a waxy-kinda' metal-protectant stuff that sprays on.

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