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Old 12-04-2015, 11:37 AM   #15
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Unplug the tow when camped until you can get an isolation relay installed on the 12V charge line.

One of these will save you from a dead battery in your tow vehicle

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Old 12-22-2015, 02:43 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the good info. I have to wait for shop appt. in Feb. as this BF family is not DIY savvy. Will let you know diagnosis - tech didn't think it would be too serious, mentioned it might just be corrosion. Digits crossed but we're in it for the long haul either way. Have site booked for right after check up - excited to actually use it.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:26 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the good info. I have to wait for shop appt. in Feb. as this BF family is not DIY savvy. Will let you know diagnosis - tech didn't think it would be too serious, mentioned it might just be corrosion. Digits crossed but we're in it for the long haul either way. Have site booked for right after check up - excited to actually use it.
Ken, A blown inline fuse is a pretty common issue. Checking the inline fuses either just off the battery (if there is one) or the one in the house is pretty easy as has been suggested. Often they are wrapped up with electrical tap and the wire itself will be a bit fatter where the fuse holder is making them easy to spot. No need to wait for a pro.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:36 PM   #18
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I don't know about big foot but my Scamp has a fuse near the battery. It's in an inline holder. From your description of the problem It sounds like that could be the problem. The other issue could be the battery is connected backwards which would explain the dead tow vehicle battery.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:49 PM   #19
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The other issue could be the battery is connected backwards which would explain the dead tow vehicle battery.
As Byron suggests hooking up the battery incorrectly is also common. Hooking up incorrectly can also result in a fuse issue as well.

It should be if wired as original:
Positive to Black Wire and Negative to White wire.
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