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Old 05-10-2014, 05:30 PM   #11
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RVs are wired just like a house not a car. In an RV the black wire is hot just like your house with the white wire being a neutral (negative) or ground.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:01 PM   #12
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Just serviced my battery and found that the white, negative, post and wire were clean while the red wire, yes, red, on the positive post and the post had some corrosion. My point is, if you've got any corrosion on just one wire and one post don't hang your hat on that being the correct hookup, but it's something to add into the decision.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:25 AM   #13
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Black is positive in RV's ... what I suggest for this so you remember is to wrap the end of the black cable with RED tape..
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:45 AM   #14
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Interesting comments as to Jayco wire color coding!!
I had removed my range hood/exhaust fan unit from the 145RB for some maintenance work.
I was surprised to find that the hot wire for the fan and lamp switches was green in color and the ground wires were white.
This was not a problem, but it was not the color coding that I would have expected to find.
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Thanks for all the replies. We just got back after a couple nights dry camping and I can confirm that my pics are of correct battery connections. Everything worked and it never went below 3/4 full. Thanks again to everyone.
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Interesting comments as to Jayco wire color coding!!
I had removed my range hood/exhaust fan unit from the 145RB for some maintenance work.
I was surprised to find that the hot wire for the fan and lamp switches was green in color and the ground wires were white.
This was not a problem, but it was not the color coding that I would have expected to find.
For some reason RV manufactures went with housing code for wiring the 12V side rather than the automotive.. so Black is + white is-
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