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Old 04-26-2016, 09:07 PM   #301
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The usual culprit for me is the fuse by the battery...its just outside of the box on my 2015 x213. You can see it between the two boxes and the trailer body in the pic (excuse the filthy trailer)

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:10 PM   #302
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You folks are awesome! Thank you for the support and help! I really appreciate it.

There was a blown 30amp fuse just past the battery but under the trailer (see attached, barely noticeable at right in photo. Grounding at left in photo.). I had to crawl under the carriage to find it. Are there other hidden fuses I should be aware of? And, should I pull this fuse when storing the trailer to preserve the battery? Seems like they should standardize all things electrical...or would that make this too easy
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:15 PM   #303
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Pulling the fuse will stop any draw on the batteries but it won't prevent them from loosing charge over time. I never pull my fuse I use a battery tender and leave it hooked up 24/7 unless I'm taking a trip.
In the housing for the power jack there are some times hidden fuses. I have seen that in some of the Jacks I have serviced. If u have enough slack on that fuse wire I suggest u place the fuse holder under the battery box lid to help keep it clean.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:27 AM   #304
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Jorgen, sorry to hear about the battery power issues with your new trailer. When I picked up my new trailer last week I was stoked that they set me up with 12v duel batteries. No questions asked. I'm now kinda suspicious if my dealership did that because they knew of the past 30 amp fuses blowing on the X213 I've been reading about on this forum. I will have to inquire with them! Your Max air looks good. Thanks for sharing your pic!
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:54 AM   #305
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Having the pair of batteries is a great idea. I run 2 12v deep cycle I have never ran out of battery power even with out charging for a couple of weeks of constant use. A fuse blowing has no relation to battery power. I used to blow my 30amp when operating my tongue jack. But that was my error, I held the button to long after the jack was fully open or closed. That caused a draw over 30amp and blew my fuse.

I recently added a bumper mount 2" receiver hitch for my bike rack I noticed the bumper is very light thin aluminum. I think I will have the bumper remade out of steel. Anyone else come across that?
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:18 AM   #306
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Instead of pulling fuses to eliminate parasitic battery drain, maybe install a battery disconnect...
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I recently added a bumper mount 2" receiver hitch for my bike rack I noticed the bumper is very light thin aluminum. I think I will have the bumper remade out of steel. Anyone else come across that?

The bumper is not designed to have any weight off the back of it. Not to mention the bouncing your bikes would do. You could easily end up with your bikes on the highway and people having to swerve to avoid them.

Can you use the designated bike storage area? We can get 4 bikes there using fork mounts and they don't budge. Bikes are safe and others on the road are safe from our bikes. http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=29518
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:57 PM   #308
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Has anyone explored the area in front of the outside storage spot to see if there's more storage space to use?

I'm looking to install an inverter somewhat close to the batteries.
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I had bookmarked the following for myself...

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...213-27399.html


http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...s-27365-2.html
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