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Old 08-11-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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battery hookup

hi
I have a 2001 Jayco tent trailer, with no battery. I would like to know
how to hook one up. I just want to run the lights in the trailer
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:34 PM   #2
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Did it ever have a battery?
Does it have a converter?
Are you able to plug into a 110/120 volt circuit?


How do you run the light now??
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:42 PM   #3
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Do you have white and black wires terminated with black electrical tape and secured in place where a battery tray is, or should be, on the tongue?
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not sure
I bought the trailer last year. there was no battery
on it, I don't see wiring
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:37 PM   #5
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not sure
I bought the trailer last year. there was no battery
on it, I don't see wiring
Keep digging. There should be a black and a white wire tucked or cut off somewhere about the tongue. Probably under the lip of the bodywork.
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I will ask again being you didn't answer


Did it ever have a battery?
Does it have a converter?
Are you able to plug into a 110/120 volt circuit?


How do you run the lights now??
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:15 PM   #7
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Here is a link for the 2003 tent trailer and it has a section on the OPITIONAL battery. Go to page 37 and it tells you where to connect the battery.. I hope the 2003 is the same electrical setup as the 2001
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:36 PM   #8
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You can find your specific 2001 manual at the link below.

http://www.cunninghamcampers.com/dow...-owner-manuals

After reviewing the page on the battery, you should be looking for red and white wires. If not present at the tongue, they are likely tucked under the frame or tucked up in a forward storage area under a bench or cabinet.
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thank you for your help. I have not looked at the existing wiring yet, I have been
working. Will do so on the weekend, and update my findings
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Also be aware if your trailer has ELECTRIC BRAKES then you are required by DOT LAWS to have a working on-board battery in the event the trailer becomes disconnected and becomes a run-away trailer. The on-board battery is required to apply DC power for the electric brakes to stop the trailer.

Not having a working battery system on the trailer equipped with electric brakes when being pulled over state roads is breaking the law and might go against your insurance claim if you have property damage or worse if the run-away trailer causes the damages..

Check with your local DOT guys or STATE SAFETY INSPECTION places. Most states have a weight size requirement for the trailers to be equipped with brakes. Also most states have a required safety inspection as well...

Just saying...
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