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Old 11-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Rodent damage and shorted wiring.

Hi guys, I'm wondering about something, I'm going to be moving my parents' trailer with my truck, their trailer is a 2005 Featherlite, 29N. I connected the battery and it imediately blew fuse inside the wire that connects directly to the battery( I connected black to postive and white to negetive), so it looks like its shorted somewhere. They have had a squirrel invader that chewed up the wires around the inverter, my concern is that I will damage my truck connecting it to the trailer. Not sure how theyre wired and would appreciate some knowledgable help, or advice on the issue. Thanks!

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Old 11-03-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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Shut the 12V circuits in the control panel for the trailer then recheck the battery hook up. The wiring for the brakes and tail/brake lights usually runs down the frame rails and should be okay. You need a 12V source, (camper battery) independent of the truck for the event of a breakaway for power to the brakes.
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