Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 10
Total 12v system failure 2012 29bhs

Well it happen finally. While extending the slide out the entire electrical shut down. I have looked at all the fuses but nothing failed. But the entire system went down. Recharged the battery but nothing. No small spark even when the positive post wire is replaced. Something has broken the main power circuit. Any ideas??
__________________

johndiwill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
David472's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SW Ontario
Posts: 1,393
Some trailers have in-line fuses for some higher load circuits. They are usually located in the wiring near the higher load device. Maybe yours has this?
__________________

__________________
Jayco Eagle 31.5RLDS
GMC Sierra 2500 HD
David472 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
drfife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 788
I had a trailer that had a similar issue. There was a resettable fuse in an electrical box under the trailer near the tongue. Trace the 12 v from the battery under the trailer.

Just a WAG.
__________________
Russell
'13 Excel Winslow 34IKE
'12 GMC Sierra 3500HD
Previous RV's: '03 MobileScout Titan 29DBS; '01 Sunnybrook Lite 2708 SLE; '99 Coleman Utah
Previous TV's: '02 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1 4.10; '99 Chevy Express 1500 5.7
drfife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Terry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 4,923
Quote:
Originally Posted by johndiwill View Post
Well it happen finally. While extending the slide out the entire electrical shut down. I have looked at all the fuses but nothing failed. But the entire system went down. Recharged the battery but nothing. No small spark even when the positive post wire is replaced. Something has broken the main power circuit. Any ideas??
Good news is being a 2012 you should be under warranty! If you are in a pinch, you should be able to do some quick diagnostics.

When you say you have checked all the fusses, can you give more details on what you did. There are a couple of points of failure along the way you can quickly diagnose.

Do you have a multimeter? If so, check the battery voltage. Next, look for an inline fuse near the battery and using the small metal tabs check the voltage on both side of the fuse. Sometimes, you will find corrosion on the battery terminals or in the external fuse that cause your issue, even though the fuse is not blown.

Next if you can see behind your converter, you should see the large wire coming into the converter from the battery where you can check if there is a problem with the wire from the battery to the converter. There are two fuses in the panel that need to be checked.

Hope that helps - please let us know what you find.
__________________
Terry
2009 Jayco 26BH
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500
2009 JayFlight Manual Library

Want to add a signature to your posts? --> Click Here
Terry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 07:01 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 10
Ok I am going to follow your advise and yes I can operate a multi meter and will do the checks. I also learned that someone had turned on the heat thermostat and the fan was running at the same time the slide out was operating. Maybe it was too high of draw and a breaker somewhere triped.
I will check it out. Thanks for the prompt responses.
johndiwill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 10
Bingo found it

Well I used my meter and found no power at the fuse box so started working backward and finally found a small rubber incased 30amp fuse located under the propane bottles that had blown. Its clear that when moving the slide while running the heater fan exceeded the amp draw and the in line fuse failed.
It would be nice if jayco manuals would indicate this in the electrical section but it doesn't show up. Any how thanks for the great advice.
johndiwill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 10:14 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,303
I am glad you found the problem. I am sure if it happens to another on the forum they will benefit from this topic.
__________________
2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
2017 Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3 with tow package.

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 06:06 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Quahog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,531
I'm late to the party but that was going to be my guess. I bet it's the in-line fuse from the battery. Terry's PD (problem diagnosis) was right on.
__________________
Mike, Sue, Sissy and Little Man

2015 Ford F350 Lariat FX4 6.7 CC DRW
2015 Eagle Premier 351RSTS

Quahog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 08:33 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 261
Me too - but good find! Fortunately most RV electrical systems aren't that complicated...

-Kyle
__________________
- 2005 Dodge 2500 CTD 6spd manual
- 2010 Starcraft Autumn Ridge 246RKS
- 2003 Casita Spirit Deluxe (sold)

My Write-up on managing 12V and batteries
LED Bulbs and what I did
Chakara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Terry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 4,923
Just a follow up comment I neglected to mention....I noted checking both sides of the top of the fuse. I had a similar situation and did the same troubleshooting; however I DID have power on both sides of the fuse but NO power at the panel. I was thinking the supply wire had broken. Turns out the fuse holder had gone bad and corroded inside on the output side. I replaced the holder with a good quality marine grade waterproof holder and it is doing much better!
__________________

__________________
Terry
2009 Jayco 26BH
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500
2009 JayFlight Manual Library

Want to add a signature to your posts? --> Click Here
Terry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.