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Old 11-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Angry 12 volt electrical problem

We have a 2011 Rockwood 2604. We are currently on a winter trip and I have started having trouble with the 12 volt electrical system. Everything works fine when plugged into the 110 volt power source. When I shift over to the 12 volt system lights and power are very low. I have checked the battery and it has a full charge even though the monitor panel shows it as dead. The electric tongue jack connected directly to the battery works fine. I cleaned both the positive and negative connections at the battery and that did not help. I am looking for suggestions on what to check next ?
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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Clean your negative connection at the frame.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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There is a resettable fuse between the battery and the converter.

This needs to be reset (small button on the side) or replaced if it is corroded (see photos).

Look near the battery (within 2 feet using the positive wire as a guide).
There is one in all installations (travel trailer and 5th wheel). WHERE to look depends on whether you have a TT or 5th wheel.

Look for a red plastic covered block:
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:18 AM   #4
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Make sure your cb doesn't look like this.


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Oppps didn't see lou's pic.

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dadcool any update?
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Have tried all suggestions, CB looks good and did reset and still have the problem. Getting near our final destination this trip and will have time to due more trouble shooting.
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Have tried all suggestions, CB looks good and did reset and still have the problem. Getting near our final destination this trip and will have time to due more trouble shooting.
I would think if you already don't have a digital volt/ohm meter now would be the time to buy one.
Inexpensive ones can be found at any auto parts store or home hardware store.

You need to check voltage on either side of you circuit breaker for starters.

Actual voltage at battery

Actual voltage at converter.

With camper unplugged from shore power.


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Old 11-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
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I had similar problem while in the U.P. of Michigan last August. I was in a primitive campsite and only way I could have lights was if I had gen hooked up. I charged battery off of truck, still nothing. Finally ended up at campsite with 110v. Took to dealer after I got back and they replaced the circuit breaker "thingy". Like others have suggested, get out your volt meter and start poking around.
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