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Old 08-10-2012, 02:15 PM   #11
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LOL! Well...when I get home from work (sigh) I will face south with beer in hand up in the air and say thanks!!! Even if its not fixed...the beer will still be good. It's about +28C here today and no wind...+33 with humid
I'm pretty sure my neighbors will be looking at each other and say..."Oh...there goes that guy again...sheesh"

I like the comment about black and white and old timers. I'm a young guy (at heart anyway) and it still makes me scratch the noggin every now and then. Funny part is...never had the cables off yet. This is the second year we've had this TT with it's first winter in my possession at the factory getting new walls put in (i won't even go there...I just finally stopped using "TUMS" as a daily calcium suppliment if you know what I mean). So we just left everything on it as it headed back to get dismantled...

I like the tip about the red nail polish. Never would've thought of that one. Would've taken the pic and then deleted it because I wouldn't have remembered what it was for.

Out of time booking curiousity (just in case I do have to take it in for service), I called my dealer and they gave me another idea that seems to be plaguing some of the newer Jayco's. At the battery there are now 2 sets of fuses. Both 30amp. Both are ok as they can easily be checked, but...and here's the thing...the service mananger mentioned that one of the cables going to the unit has a connector with 3 wires in it. These apparently are getting corroded which has caused issues in the past as well. I guess some if not any power was being let through which could also explaing just the small power panel lights to illuminate slightly...


LOTS of info to check when I get home that's for sure...
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Have you checked the water level in the battery? If the water level is way low, the converter may be overcharging the battery and boiling the water out of it. A battery with a bad cell in it will read 12.6 volts with no load, but will drop below 10 volts with a load. Hook your battery back up and connect the meter leads to it and push the tongue jack button and see what the voltage does. Good luck.
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Yet another good testing idea...I love these forums...
I guess I better get an extra case as well.
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you gonna need more beer....
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I was having intermittent power to my 23FB G2 TT. Finally took it to the dealership and on the back panel of where the fuse box is there is the power strip where all the lines go for power to everything. One of these came loose and if you walked around in the RV I would get power, then not get power.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #16
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hmmm...good one. With Saskatchewan highways...oops...I mean grids...oops...ok...highways, that could be possible. Will check those and all connections as well.
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We had our boat rewired by a yard a number of years ago. 2 batteries with a switch. One thing they did was put one band of red electrical tape arounf the positive cable for battery 1 and 2 bands for positive cable on battery 2. Now always know which one to connect where.
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I'd check the battery with a hydrometer to determine if you have a shorted cell. If you don't have one simply pull the caps and watch the water in the battery while putting a load to it. If a cell bubbles you have a shorted cell and a bad battery.
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I would check the status of your battery as Boss Wagon said, you stated that you haven't had the battery off.....did you have the Trailer plugged in during the winter? If not, there is a propane detector that puts a constant drain on the battery and kill it and if the battery sits dead for a period of time, it will sulphate and will not hold a charge. I would take the battery and put it on a battery charger to see if it takes a charge.....I suspect that this may be the problem
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Repaired!!!
All the fuses and such were ok. All voltages checked out.
Found out that the connector the dealer mentioned was the culprit. Replaced and shrink tubed it and all is fine again.
Thanks to all for the info!!! This is why i love this site.
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