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Old 07-10-2016, 06:55 PM   #21
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12v wont power anything!?!

The breaker at the battery is usually for the lift motor. If they don't have a button, then they reset once power is removed.

And follow your positive cable underneath your unit. There is usually another circuit breaker at the front where the 7 pin connector connects to the trailer wiring


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Old 07-10-2016, 07:18 PM   #22
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How do I tell if the breakers are bad?

I have checked all the fuses, charged the battery, cleaned the terminals and still nothing. When I hook into shore power all of the AC plugs in the camper work, but that is it. No lights, no lifter winch, no roof fan, etc. I am at a loss. We are going camping next week, and I would really like my brand new camper to work correctly. I am feeling really defeated!

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Old 07-10-2016, 07:32 PM   #23
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Set voltmeter to 20VDC. Put one probe on the + side of the battery. put the other probe on a clean contact point on the frame. What is the reading?
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:39 PM   #24
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Was the Red probe on the Plus terminal of the battery?
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Definitely on the positive terminal, think it was the red one.
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I am not an electrically inclined guy :-)
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:52 PM   #28
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Something is strange. You should not see a negative voltage. Are you sure the battery is connected correctly?
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:03 PM   #29
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positive to the black wire, negative to the white wire. I don't know what the heck is going on.

I followed the white wire back, and it is connected directly to the frame, as was suggested in an earlier post.

The other odd thing was that the fuses all seemed to get very warm to the touch when I plugged into shore power. I thought that was unusual. I really have not the foggiest, luckily I am learning a lot with this adventure and everyone on this forum has been great so far.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:59 AM   #31
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I just tested the voltage again. Must have had the probes backwards the first time. My reading was 12.74
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BigPete -- Can you give us the model of your converter/power panel, or post a pic of it with the front open?

Be sure the shore power is off and the power cord is unplugged. Then pull the converter out of the wall and test the voltage at the battery terminals on the unit. Let us know if you have 12 volts to them?
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:05 PM   #33
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Got it to work! I literally had some wires crossed. Thanks to all for your help, it was a great learning experience and the support and contributions from all were amazing.
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