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Old 06-30-2015, 11:14 PM   #1
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Trailer Running lights

Hi, I'm a new member and my name is A.T.,
I have a 2012 flagstaff 5th wheel 24RLWS, two weeks ago we were leaving on a trip early in the morning and discovered that the trailer running lights were not working, breaks and turn signal were working fine. I found the fuze under the hood of my truck burnt out, I replaced it 3 times but the same thing happened again. It is a 20 Amp blue square fuze. Any idea? Thank you
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:33 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have a short.
If fuse doesn't blow with trailer disconnected then it's obviously in the trailer.
Start at the umbilical cord junction box.

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Old 07-01-2015, 07:38 AM   #3
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The fuse under the hood is just for the RV lights. My guess is that you have a short in the RV running lights. It could be a pinched wire, a wire rubbing against the frame, or a corroded running light socket.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:40 AM   #4
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The fuse under the hood is just for the RV lights. My guess is that you have a short in the RV running lights. It could be a pinched wire, a wire rubbing against the frame, or a corroded running light socket.
Yes but, there still has to be a wire from front to back of tv to power tt lights.

My bet it's the trailer as well however, it's a possibility of being the tv.

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Old 07-01-2015, 07:49 AM   #5
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Sounds more like a running light wire on the trailer is shorting out as mentioned. I would look and see if any wires under the trailer are visible see if any may have rubbed bare and check each running light also. May even be a bulb. Later RJD
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:50 AM   #6
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It's most likely the trailer wiring, a quick way to tell is place a fuse in the trailer plug and see if it holds. Then you will know if it's the TT or TV.
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If brakes, brake lights, etc work, I would do as Mcnabbwr suggests. If the fuse blows, it is your trailer. If it doesn't, then it is your truck.
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Or, a self re-setting circuit breaker....all parts stores have 'em and after buying a few fuses, you've payed for it anyway.
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Had the same problem with my running lights on my 2014 Flagstaff 27rlws. This is what I found.
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Trailer Running Lights

Thank you all very much for the insight!
Cat19, how did you get to that wire?
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