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Old 05-31-2012, 02:42 PM   #11
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Comfun,your profile says you have a 1986 Motorhome,what year is your TT? If your TT is older ,and in the sun,the wire going to the Batt. could be orange. Youroo!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:01 PM   #12
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My TT is 2012 21rr Grey Wolf and I found the fuse. It was right under my nose. I pulled it out and the terminals are covered in white powder which I am guessing is corrosion. Would dielectric grease be a good idea for this?
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:42 PM   #13
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Dialectic grease will help. If you want you could wire a battery disconnect on the wire coming from the jack. You would then only have to switch off the disconnect. The pail over the top works great. It keeps the water off the jack. I have put a clamp on the inside that I attach the 7 way plug to. It keeps the plug off the ground and prevents water from getting into the plug. I clip my safety chains to the handle of the pail to hold it in place.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:47 PM   #14
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I'd put a battery cut off switch on the battery box. Connect the ground wire through the switch. Switch off--no connection & nothing works.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #15
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I'd put a battery cut off switch on the battery box. Connect the ground wire through the switch. Switch off--no connection & nothing works.
Nothing works-- includes the refrigerator!
Everyone should have a battery cutoff switch but in this thread we're talking
about disabling a power tongue jack.

Good that he found the fuse!
I -hate- hidden fuses! At least this one has been located
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:25 AM   #16
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He could add a battery cut off switch to the jack. It would cut off the power going to the jack but allow everything else to work off the battery.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #17
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I agree with most - just remove the inline fuse. That ain't exactly fool-proof, though, if someone really wants to lower your tongue, they'll put another fuse in it. Like others said, you can't protect from everything.
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