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Old 05-02-2020, 10:46 PM   #1
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Hello, Im new to the RV world and am looking for help / advice. I recently purchased (at an auction - so no back history) a 1995 Jayco Eagle 303rk 30' 5th wheel travel trailer. After hooking it up to power (110 from my house) and installing a battery I tried to see what worked and what doesnt. To my surprise several things seemed to work so far such as the A/C, the Slide-Out, the microwave, the stove vent hood light and fan and the bathroom vent fan. My 1st problem is that only some of the ceiling lights worked? I checked the bulbs first and also looked for and tried the wall switches (in the living area) but to no avail. Im wondering if there are fuses located somewhere that I an check that may be blown but I dont know where they're located. Any help to know if there actually are fuses that I should check and exactly where they're located would be very appreciated. Please note the I have just requested an owners/operators manual from Jayco but have no idea when that will arrive.

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There will be a plastic panel, probably down low. It will have all the 12 volt automotive style fuses, and 110 volt breakers inside. It's also the converter/battery charger. Look for a brown or black plastic square or rectangle piece. The door may be a push open/close type, or a pull down door. They can all be different.
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Ok thanks, I'll look again. I did find the circuit breaker panel in the kitchen, near the bottom of the fridge, in a lower cabinet door. It only had about 6 breakers (if I remember correctly) and I dont recall seeing any fuses but Ill look again closer. Thanks for the reply.
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You're welcome. I would look for a row of blue 15 amp spade fuses. They should be in with the breakers, but being a '95, I'm not sure.
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Make sure you have a good Deep cycle battery before going too far, it makes a difference in a lot of rigs.
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Thanks for the help

I just wanted to post a quick update. I have finally found the fuse panel! I had actually seen it before I posted the question but didn't realize thats what it was simply because it had an inconspicuous hinged cover over it lol. After it was described in a reply by JFlightRisk, I decided to look at it closer and realized that it did in fact have a black plastic & hinged cover over the top of it. Once I realized that, I quickly noticed that 3 fuses were completely gone. After replacing the missing fuses, everything seems to work great! Thanks again to JFlightRisk and also to Hiram - I did install a deep cycle battery and that has helped!
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I just wanted to post a quick update. I have finally found the fuse panel! I had actually seen it before I posted the question but didn't realize thats what it was simply because it had an inconspicuous hinged cover over it lol. After it was described in a reply by JFlightRisk, I decided to look at it closer and realized that it did in fact have a black plastic & hinged cover over the top of it. Once I realized that, I quickly noticed that 3 fuses were completely gone. After replacing the missing fuses, everything seems to work great! Thanks again to JFlightRisk and also to Hiram - I did install a deep cycle battery and that has helped!
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Also check all the grounds to the chassis - battery and the ones down from the electric panel. Use some die-electric grease.
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I just wanted to post a quick update. I have finally found the fuse panel! I had actually seen it before I posted the question but didn't realize thats what it was simply because it had an inconspicuous hinged cover over it lol. After it was described in a reply by JFlightRisk, I decided to look at it closer and realized that it did in fact have a black plastic & hinged cover over the top of it. Once I realized that, I quickly noticed that 3 fuses were completely gone. After replacing the missing fuses, everything seems to work great! Thanks again to JFlightRisk and also to Hiram - I did install a deep cycle battery and that has helped!

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Glad you found your issue and it was an easy fix. I do recommend carrying a pack of spare fuses. When you blow one, you blow three more trying to diagnose the issue.

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