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Old 03-29-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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fuses on 2009 Jayco jay series tent trailer

Hi all,
I have a problem. I bought my tent trailer last year and now I have some problems. I drove down to Florida and it was cold. I tried to turn on the water heater and the furnace. Both didn't work. The spark was there but it didn't work. Gas is in my bottle. I can use the stove.

I decided to ignore this problem for now and take care of the problem when I'm back home. So I bought a electrical heather. It worked great. The next morning I also used a water heather to boil water for my coffee and then I had no power on my electrical outlets any more. I thought again that I will take care of it later. I took an extension cord for the heater. So everything is good now except, the lights stopped working as well this evening

Now I think I have to find a solution for all my problems.

Is there anybody who knows what happened? I tried to find a fuse, but I couldn't find it. Why did the lamps in the trailer stopped working?
Any tips?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 03-30-2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to the JOF Blacky... I moved this to the Tech Forum to get more exposure and potential help to your question
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:23 AM   #3
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My first thought is you have tripped the main breaker in your converter. Sounds like you overloaded it with two heavy high current loads at the same time. If you have no battery or it is dead that would result in your in your loss of lights.
In your converter you will find circuit breakers for all your 120V stuff. Outlets, microwave, air conditioner, converter/charger. All of your 12V items are protected by automotive type fuses. Lights, water pump, furnace, water heater controls (if it is a DSI (Direct Spark Ignition) type).

Your water heater and furnace issue is a little more difficult to diagnose. You did not indicate how old your unit is. The water heater and furnace problem could be the result of insects converting those things into their own condo's.

Post information on your camper model. How long has it been sitting unused? Include information on your furnace, water heater, etc. We will try to help some more.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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My first thought is you have tripped the main breaker in your converter. Sounds like you overloaded it with two heavy high current loads at the same time. If you have no battery or it is dead that would result in your in your loss of lights.
In your converter you will find circuit breakers for all your 120V stuff. Outlets, microwave, air conditioner, converter/charger. All of your 12V items are protected by automotive type fuses. Lights, water pump, furnace, water heater controls (if it is a DSI (Direct Spark Ignition) type).

Your water heater and furnace issue is a little more difficult to diagnose. You did not indicate how old your unit is. The water heater and furnace problem could be the result of insects converting those things into their own condo's.

Post information on your camper model. How long has it been sitting unused? Include information on your furnace, water heater, etc. We will try to help some more.

Thanks for responding so quickly. This night the lamps worked again. They turned on in the middle of the night.

The Model: 2009 Jayco Jay Series tent trailer. I bought it last September and used it once. It was in my garage until I winterized it in Last December. i brought it to a big parking lot of my company where I left it until I put it back into my garage 14 days ago.

Do you need more infos?

Thanks again for your help.

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Old 03-30-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for responding so quickly. This night the lamps worked again. They turned on in the middle of the night.

The Model: 2009 Jayco Jay Series tent trailer. I bought it last September and used it once. It was in my garage until I winterized it in Last December. i brought it to a big parking lot of my company where I left it until I put it back into my garage 14 days ago.

Do you need more infos?

Thanks again for your help.

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Hi again, I think the breaker is the problem. The 15A breaker is down and I can't lift it up again. Do you think I have to buy a new breaker or is there a problem with the wires now?
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If you can't "lift" or reset the breaker then it is bad and will require replacement. I assume you are not meaning when you reset it it immediately trips again.

Wait a second. Did you push it to OFF first? You must do that to reset a breaker.
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I couldn't push it further down. Do you think I have the change just the breaker? that's probably easy done. I was scarred that I have to exchange the wires?
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If the breaker won't reset then yes, it will have to be replaced. It's not hard to do but you do have to remove the wire(s) connected to it. If you are not comfortable removing wires you might want to ask someone who is familiar with electric stuff to help you. What model converter do you have? I can look up the documentation on it and possibly be of more help.
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If the 2009 JAYCO is the 1206 model the converter is on the tent bed side.
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The way you describe the lights, those are not on the breaker. They will be on the 12V fuses.
I had a similar thing happen to me last year.
It ended up being the limit switch that was activated when the sink was lifted into place.
The limit switch spring must have gotten weak and wasn't making contact when the sink pushed down on it.
I ended folding a plastic bag between the switch and sink to push the switch down further and everything worked fine.
When I got home, I taped over the switch with a piece of Velcro that was thick enough to do the same thing.

That might be the issue with your lights if fuses are ok.

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