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Old 08-11-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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battery hookup

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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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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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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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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, 02:15 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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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...

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Hi, checked the wiring at the tongue. There is a white wire that is grounded
to the frame, and a red wire that runs t the back but has a "y" n it. My vehicle is wired a four pin plug. these to wires look like a thicker gauge. my trailer does run on ac, and looks like it has a converter.
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IF your trailer runs on 110VAC then you do have a converter for the 12VDC circuits, but it may not be one that charges your battery (may only supply 12VDC to run your things). See if you can locate the mfr/model of the converter and check the specifications.

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I do not think that Jayco would install a converter only, but check anyway.
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I am not interested in charging my battery with my vehicle, I just want to hookup a battery that is charged
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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...thanks for your help
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Hi found the red and white wire, the red one is near tongue, the
white one is under the trailer by the converter. it is bolted to the frame.
I was wondering if I can just ground the battery to the frame.
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Yes, ground directly to the frame. Be sure you remove paint from the point where you make the connection. It is important to have a clean connection for a good ground.
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Thank you
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I am just curious, can you look under the trailer and let us know if your wheel assemblies have wires coming out of them.

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I checked, no wires from the wheels.
sorry about late reply to post
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