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Old 07-03-2015, 11:27 PM   #1
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HELP Please!! Lights out!

We just picked up our new trailer today. My husband had the lights on inside and was only hooked up to battery. He was bringing in the slide and suddenly he heard a click and all the lights went out. What did he do????
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:46 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with your trailer, but there are a few questions that may help.

Can you still operate the slide?

Does anything using 12volt power work?

Are you plugged into campground power?

Are you plugged into your tow vehicle and have the vehicle engine running?

Have you checked all the circuit breakers and fuses?

Knowing some of the above will help troubleshoot the problem.
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:22 AM   #3
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I'm not familiar with your trailer, but there are a few questions that may help.

Can you still operate the slide?

Does anything using 12volt power work?

Are you plugged into campground power?

Are you plugged into your tow vehicle and have the vehicle engine running?

Have you checked all the circuit breakers and fuses?

Knowing some of the above will help troubleshoot the problem.
No to slide
No to anything working with 12V
No to being plugged into campground (just brought it home)
Yes, still attached and plugged into TV although it was not running at time
Checked circuit breakers but not fuses yet.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:39 AM   #4
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Sounds like a 12v wire got pinched by the slide. You need to find that before replacing the fuse or it will just blow again. Good luck, should be simple enough to fix, just hard to see sometimes.
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:58 PM   #5
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There should be a main fuse by your battery in the TT. Don't forget to look there to see if it has blown.
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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There should be a main fuse by your battery in the TT. Don't forget to look there to see if it has blown.
Thank you, I have been reading and keep coming back to that but I have not found that fuse yet. On the battery, on the A Frame somewhere or inside the front of trailer?? What does it look like?

Is that normal for it to blow when operating the slide when only lights are on in trailer? We have dual batteries hooked up and confirmed that they are not reversed.
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:13 PM   #7
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If you heard a "click", sounds like you may have heard a breaker tripping. There should be a breaker ahead of the converter. If you pinched a wire with the slide, it probably overloaded the converter and caused the breaker to trip. Just speculation.
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IT will come off the positive side of the battery. it's probably a bladed inline 30 amp fuse.
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Yes the fuse is inline and off of the positive wires.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:09 PM   #10
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Found the fuse. Now off to the auto supply to find a replacement (or several) and a multimeter...Any thing else I need while I'm there?
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