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Old 03-26-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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So I broke the camper out of winter storage today and as I was hooking up the battery, it arced. Since the arc I have no tongue jack power or and interior power. My question is, would this be connected to the main fuse/circuit panel on the floor or something totally different ?
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:08 PM   #2
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how did you hook the battery up ... which color wire to which terminal
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:11 PM   #3
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White and fused wire for tongue jack to the positive and the black wire to the negative
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I think the black is positive on the tt I am not positive as mine is at my shop but if you hooked the black and white wires backwards I believe there is a fuse on the convertor that may have been blown check to see if the white or black wire goes to ground on the frame ,I believe the trailers unlike cars use wiring like the house where white is common or ground and black is hot
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i know there is a thread on where the fuse is on the convertor but i am not sure of the name of the thread ... i will look
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:20 PM   #6
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Yes there is two orange 40a fuses there of which in my camper are now blown. I guess I will be p-Touching those to clearly identify them in case I run into this again.
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The wire that attaches to the frame of the trailer is the negative (usually white). The wire that runs back to the converter is the positive (usually black).
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Jayco has the wiring NOT TO CODE. The white wire is GROUND and the BLACK is HOT.
I asked about this and the Jayco dealer where I brought my trailer agreed. he said he has 3 different specification books on Jayco electrical wiring. He also agreed that CODE standards are RED-HOT, BLACK-GROUND. But Jayco don't follow this.
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well good at least you found them ... the fused connection for the tongue jack still goes to positive but with the black wire and the white to ground ... i tape mine together so its easier not to mistake and hook them up backwards .... but it happens a lot
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well like i say it is more like house wiring than automotive ... house wiring is black hot , white common and green ground
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