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Old 05-12-2015, 09:24 AM   #11
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I've been an electronics technician for over 30 years. I learned a long time ago that "It worked fine yesterday" cannot be trusted.

Always start from zero. Presume everthing is faulty. Then run diagnostics to prove each module is OK. After you KNOW that the parts are working properly, can you get the system going again.
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Very true...
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As suggested clean both the grounds on the chassis till you see clear metal. Then use some copper grease and apply to the chassis and all the connectors. Just did mine 3 days ago. The chassis is painted and when they install the grounds on the chassis they use a galvanized self-tapping screw with a galvanized washer. That's looking for trouble after a few years. Similar problem is the elec. brakes connections.
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Battery was dead, not real sure why it wouldn't find power when plugged into the truck!?!?! I put cables on the camper battery today and everything came on.
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Thanks for the update. Nice to know you got it under control.

I'm a new TT owner and hope others with more experience will chime in with answers to your question: Why didn't things work when plugged into the truck?

My guess is that because the trailer battery was stone cold dead, the truck connector couldn't supply enough power to run the slide motor. That is just my guess.
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Thanks for the update. Nice to know you got it under control.

I'm a new TT owner and hope others with more experience will chime in with answers to your question: Why didn't things work when plugged into the truck?

My guess is that because the trailer battery was stone cold dead, the truck connector couldn't supply enough power to run the slide motor. That is just my guess.
I would check the trailer's umbilical to see if the recharge line is intact.

The truck probably won't supply more than a few amps to keep the breakaway battery topped up.
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I'm a new TT owner and hope others with more experience will chime in with answers to your question: Why didn't things work when plugged into the truck?
One possible reason could be a missing relay and fuse, as I just discovered myself yesterday: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ing-16877.html
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