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Old 04-01-2014, 05:16 AM   #11
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Make sure the green switch is off and the red switch for 12v is on when running the battery.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:20 AM   #12
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The white one is usually a ground. I think the blue is for trailer brakes and the black one is for twelve volt. It originally had a 7 pin harness. I would find someone close that knows more about that than me.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:47 AM   #13
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Here's a great link to wiring. White is usually ground on an RV trailer, and black is positive.
trailer wiring
You'll have to chase the wires back to where they originate to verify though, as someone has fiddled with everything.
There often is an in-line fuse on the positive side of the battery wires. Mine was underneath the trailer!
Also check the fuses in the voltage converter inside the trailer.
If you have a DMM, use it to see if you have any direct shorts to ground.
The no~shock~zone by Mike Sokol is recommended reading, too.
I hope this helps!
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:00 AM   #14
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I too would guess some dope cut off the 7 pin plug to opt for the lesser 4 pin flat you are holding. If you have a utility trailer shop in your area they can you get the correct plug back on your unit and get it wired correctly.

It is not difficult, the seven pin plug you buy normally has instructions about which wire goes were.

If you have a Tractor Supply Store in your area they are a great resource for purchasing all your wiring needs like this.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:08 AM   #15
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Oh!, and just so you know you have contracted a virus that has a normal life cycle progression... tent, pop-up, travel trailer, 5th wheel, motorhome. Once you have contracted the virus you are hooked for life, there is no cure. And if you are lucky, you pass it on to your children.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:48 AM   #16
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Make sure the green switch is off and the red switch for 12v is on when running the battery.
Are you talking about for running the fridge or in general just being on battery power?

I don't think I'll be running the fridge at all when on battery only just so we don't kill it too fast.
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I too would guess some dope cut off the 7 pin plug to opt for the lesser 4 pin flat you are holding. If you have a utility trailer shop in your area they can you get the correct plug back on your unit and get it wired correctly.

It is not difficult, the seven pin plug you buy normally has instructions about which wire goes were.

If you have a Tractor Supply Store in your area they are a great resource for purchasing all your wiring needs like this.
I think I'll be looking for a 7 pin harness today and rewire it. They cut it off after the harness plug on the tongue so it's pretty easy to see where everything is originally.

Thank you everybody for all the great info and PapaSmurf I know it's a sickness but it's something I'm willing to deal with for the wellness of all the human race
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:58 AM   #18
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typically there is a main fuse between the battery and the "house" side of the trailer. Odds are good the fuse is blown. Could be in the power center inside.

Though - with the creative wiring going on with the plug, maybe someone cut something inside they should not have.
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does your popup have electric brakes?
if so, you'll need the 7-pin connector and a brake controller.
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does your popup have electric brakes?
if so, you'll need the 7-pin connector and a brake controller.
uhhh well......I don't know... haha. I have no idea on how to tell if it does.
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