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Old 03-30-2014, 12:44 PM   #11
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Well I solved my problem. It actually was that little plug. I pulled the wire loom down and started following the red wire. The red wire loops into the plug and the back out the other side. When I looked at the little housing, it says on the back, red 10 fuse. I got a little curious and decided to put a fuse in the slot. Voila, now the 12 volt system works. I probably would have thought of it as a fuse holder if there was a blown fuse in it, but it was empty.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:51 PM   #12
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:02 PM   #13
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It is likely the previous owner pulled the fuse to disconnect the battery. You will want to somehow disconnect the battery when you are not using the camper for more than a few days. This will prevent discharging the battery by the alarms and significantly extend the battery life. Lead acid batteries do not like being discharged more than about 50%. You can pull the fuse, disconnect a battery lead, or install a disconnect switch.
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:46 PM   #14
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What kind of disconnect switches are mostly used. Just a basic toggle switch or something special?
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A basic toggle switch probably will not handle the current. Do a search for a battery disconnect switch or visit a marine or RV store. You need a switch that will handle at least 30 amps. The battery generally has a 30 amp fuse in its wiring.
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I will start looking. Thanks for the help.
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Glad you found the fuse. A simple toggle will not work. Here are a few that will



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Glad you found the fuse. A simple toggle will not work. Here are a few that will



Your original picture showed that fuse connection out by the tongue jack. The battery disconnect devices pictured above are not water proof and need to be installed inside, probably up by the converter, in series with the main battery cable.
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