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Old 06-30-2014, 07:33 AM   #1
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Electrical troubleshooting for a rockwood 1940 popup

Bought the popup last year and the last owner suggested I get a new battery for it. I did, but when I switched out the batteries the electrical systems stopped working. Can anyone offer some suggestions on things to check and their locations so I can trouble shoot this this weekend? TIA
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:37 AM   #2
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Possibly you hooked up the battery backwards.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:43 AM   #3
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I made sure I didn't but I switched them when it didn't work, just in case and again nothing.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:48 AM   #4
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I made sure I didn't but I switched them when it didn't work, just in case and again nothing.
Well, for sure the reverse current protection fuses are blown now.

Orange Ones (40 amps). Need 2.
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That's a good start. Thanks, any other thoughts once I have that figured back out. I will be sure to buy way more than two, to get it figured out properly.
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That's a good start. Thanks, any other thoughts once I have that figured back out. I will be sure to buy way more than two, to get it figured out properly.
Once you get which wire goes where (it may be hooked up correctly now); put the fuses in and you should be good to go.

Follow the white/black wire from your battery to the frame screw. THAT wire goes to the minus (-) terminal of your battery. The wire (normally red) that goes to a fuse that looks like the photo goes to the positive (+).
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I hope it is only that easy. Somehow things rarely are. Thanks for helping this newbie out.
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I hope it is only that easy. Somehow things rarely are. Thanks for helping this newbie out.
Hopefully the damage caused by hooking it up backwards is limited to the fuses. Most likely it is; but we will burn that bridge when we get to it.
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A spark on initial hookup did the same to me a couple of times and I found an inline fuse near the battery just where wiring goes out of sight into frame rails of tongue. Simple fuse swap.


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Well, for sure the reverse current protection fuses are blown now.

Orange Ones (40 amps). Need 2.

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This is my electrical center. I am not finding anything else. It looks like the fuse here is fine.
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