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Old 11-26-2014, 02:55 PM   #41
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Well we're loading up for first camping weekend at the Texas Renn Fest with family. Yes, I still have a lot of stuff to do but the "bones" as my buddy calls it on the trailer are good. I still have to get propane bottles, a battery, hook up a solar charger, remove wheels and check brakes, get a spare tire, etc. Using coolers and a coleman stove outside to cook as we don't have facilities there. LOL, we're tent people so not really used to this But this is a short trip and going to just get out there. The kids aer really excited and fighting over which bunk and everything! Have to load a picture although it looks pretty typical. Appreciate all the advice.
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:27 PM   #42
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Yes its not the camper but the camping that makes the experience! I`m sure you will whip her into shape very soon and create many family memories.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:50 PM   #43
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Quick question!!

Got a spare battery and was hooking it up, I noticed more than expected sparks. I had opened up the front box and assured I had correct polarity and remarked the unmarked wires. I used ohm meter and tested and got nearly a dead short. I changed meter and tested 11 amp draw.
Everything was off, even lights.
I disconnected the 115 v power, no change. I disconnected the Tow vehicle. No change.
I pulled every 12v fuse in the box, still drawing 11 amps.

When all else fails, I looked at the owners manual and didn't see anything about unexpected circuits.

I'm now going to disconnect some of the things connected to the positive battery junction box to the wire nut with the positive lead.

Is there a 115v inverter that comes on automatically when you connect power? I guess there is but I don't see a switch for it.

Advice?
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:30 PM   #44
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I would pack the bearings, while I had the wheels and drums off. Just my .02
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:15 PM   #45
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Quick question!!

Got a spare battery and was hooking it up, I noticed more than expected sparks. I had opened up the front box and assured I had correct polarity and remarked the unmarked wires. I used ohm meter and tested and got nearly a dead short. I changed meter and tested 11 amp draw.
Everything was off, even lights.
I disconnected the 115 v power, no change. I disconnected the Tow vehicle. No change.
I pulled every 12v fuse in the box, still drawing 11 amps.

When all else fails, I looked at the owners manual and didn't see anything about unexpected circuits.

I'm now going to disconnect some of the things connected to the positive battery junction box to the wire nut with the positive lead.

Is there a 115v inverter that comes on automatically when you connect power? I guess there is but I don't see a switch for it.

Advice?

Is the emergency brake switch pulled or defective?
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Old 12-01-2014, 01:13 PM   #46
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To all - the issue was "user error". While we get tons of sun in Texas and Red does tend to fade out more quickly than other colors, I didn't have wiring diagram or experience so I thought the one lead going to frame was ground and the other of the two big fat 8ga leads was positive as it didn't got to ground and went inside the TT. I forgot these are wired like houses not cars! Both were ground (-) and it was a short - good thing I only tested rather than hooked them up. I have learned that much in dealing with different cars of unknown status. So when I hooked it up correctly it worked fine. But the Positive wire is too small and has a poor splice so I have some work to do.
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