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Old 08-13-2019, 03:15 PM   #1
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Mostly no power to camper from battery or truck

Rockwood 31 ft 5th wheel - When not hooked to exterior electricity, my refrigerator won't work (does when hooked to electricity but not when hooked to pickup). Turning signal works when hooked to truck but no other electrical items work with only truck. Front levelers do work with battery and slides work with battery but that is it.

The pin attached to the safety breakaway cable was pulled but put back in. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:40 PM   #2
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Check the reverse polarity fuses ( large 30-40A) fuses in the panel. Also check the resettable breaker under the tongue ( see photo). Press the small button on the end. If the breakaway pin was pulled, it most likely drained the battery. It is possible that battery is toast. If shorted it will trip fuses or breakers.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:49 PM   #3
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Not enough information!

Many possibilities.

Batteries must be well charged to power a residental fridge. Plural, batteries.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:58 PM   #4
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Rockwood 31 ft 5th wheel - When not hooked to exterior electricity, my refrigerator won't work (does when hooked to electricity but not when hooked to pickup). Turning signal works when hooked to truck but no other electrical items work with only truck. Front levelers do work with battery and slides work with battery but that is it.

The pin attached to the safety breakaway cable was pulled but put back in. Anyone have any ideas?
Have you checked your battery power level?

Having the pin pulled at the breakaway for the electric brakes will discharge a battery in no time. Those magnets are 12v DC power eaters. How long was the pin out?

You MUST start with the basics and the first thing is to see if your battery has a sufficient charge. Do you own a mutimeter and know how to use it?

Also if the breakaway pin was in fact pulled for any length of time causing the battery to discharge, you may want to pull the wheels/hubs and check those magnets. I've seen them have heat damage from being applied on until the battery went dead.
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Where is the resettable breaker under the tongue? Also my battery runs the slides so must be in pretty good shape.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:15 PM   #6
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Where is the resettable breaker under the tongue? Also my battery runs the slides so must be in pretty good shape.
Since you have a 5th wheel, yours could be in a number of places. It might be in the battery compartment.
Also you need to provide year and model number of Rockwood. 31' is not a model number.
That way someone who owns the same model could be more helpful.
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I think they have you on the right track with the battery/RV wiring.
I was having trouble with my TV and discovered there are fuses for left/right signals as well as for the tail, stop and other stuff. I then discovered the issue was with my 18ft utility trailer...a shorted marker light was popping a fuse and i blamed the RV.
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