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Old 06-28-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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Okay, I"m new so bear with me. My left brake and turn light have stopped working, tho they were working briefly right after I bought my new/old "93 casita. Have checked the bulb, it is good. It makes good contact in the socket. lAll bright and shiny. What do I check next. Also, where does the condensate from my air conditioner go? I can hear the water gurgling around in there. Is it routed to the holding tank? Its a front mounted AC, not rooftop.
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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what are you towing with?

Some Chev products with a tow package have separate fuses under the hood, drivers side, one for each signal.


Check the ground!
Check the ground!
Check the ground!

get a tester, or go to a trailer shop and have them test the output from your tow vehicles plug.

Is it a 4,5 6, or 7 pin connector?

is there any obvious repair work on the wiring?

tape spots etc...
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:39 PM   #3
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...Also, where does the condensate from my air conditioner go? I can hear the water gurgling around in there. Is it routed to the holding tank? Its a front mounted AC, not rooftop.
Water gurgling sounds or "swishing" sounds are normal noises from most modern Air Conditioners. Condensation, caused by cooling air losing it ability to retain humidity, tends to collect in the bottom of the air conditioner. Most modern AC units are designed to throw some of the collected moisture onto the heat exchanger coils helping to cool them more efficiently. The pickup of that moisture is what makes the gurgling or swishing sounds. Any excess moisture that collects usually drains out the bottom of the AC. If you have a factory installation there will be a collection drain that allows the moisture to drain out of the trailer and onto the ground. If it is a homemade install, be sure that some provision has been made to drain off the moisture, otherwise you run the risk of rotting your floor. Like your auto AC, you'll usually find a small drip of condensate dripping underneath the frame onto the ground.

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Old 06-28-2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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Water gurgling sounds or "swishing" sounds are normal noises from most modern Air Conditioners. Condensation, caused by cooling air losing it ability to retain humidity, tends to collect in the bottom of the air conditioner. Most modern AC units are designed to throw some of the collected moisture onto the heat exchanger coils helping to cool them more efficiently. The pickup of that moisture is what makes the gurgling or swishing sounds. Any excess moisture that collects usually drains out the bottom of the AC. If you have a factory installation there will be a collection drain that allows the moisture to drain out of the trailer and onto the ground. If it is a homemade install, be sure that some provision has been made to drain off the moisture, otherwise you run the risk of rotting your floor. Like your auto AC, you'll usually find a small drip of condensate dripping underneath the frame onto the ground.

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Bob, thanks for reply. I"m assuming that it's a factory installation. It's under the closet by the door, next to the bathroom. And yet, i cannot find any tube with dripping water anywhere under the trailer. That's why i wondered whether it could be routed to the holding tank. I guess i'll have to pull the AC to be sure that all is as it should be.
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:11 PM   #5
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what are you towing with?

Some Chev products with a tow package have separate fuses under the hood, drivers side, one for each signal.
Check the ground!
Check the ground!
Check the ground!

get a tester, or go to a trailer shop and have them test the output from your tow vehicles plug.

Is it a 4,5 6, or 7 pin connector?

is there any obvious repair work on the wiring?

tape spots etc...
Well, as it happens, I AM towing with a Chevy Silverado with a tow package. so that is definitely a possibility. I have a 7 pin connector. All wiring that I have seen looks like it is original. Thanks for help
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:53 PM   #6
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what are you towing with?


Check the ground!
Check the ground!
Check the ground!
Last time I looked the ground was still there, sometimes under concrete and asphalt. Sometimes covered with grass, but it seems to be ok.
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Old 06-29-2006, 06:33 AM   #7
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Last time I looked the ground was still there, sometimes under concrete and asphalt. Sometimes covered with grass, but it seems to be ok.
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Old 06-29-2006, 10:23 AM   #8
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Well, as it happens, I AM towing with a Chevy Silverado with a tow package. so that is definitely a possibility. I have a 7 pin connector. All wiring that I have seen looks like it is original. Thanks for help
My guess is the fuse as I just had it happen to me on the road, except mine was on the right side. Check your owner's manual. It should have a pretty good diagram.

Now, the question is: What blew the fuse? If it blows again, then you'll have to trouble shoot that.

I have an extension for my plug because it's a tad too short. I rewired it, but it happened to be the other end. One of the wire connectors was slipping down and hitting the metal sleeve, thus causing it to short out. I spent 2 hours in the Auto Zone parking lot to find and fix that one!
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Old 06-29-2006, 10:26 AM   #9
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I spent 2 hours in the Auto Zone parking lot to find and fix that one!
.... after spending 6 hours the morning before tearing everything up looking for a bad ground. Trust me, check the fuses first and make sure you get the correct fuse box ... most likely the one under the hood.

I have an 02 GMC Envoy, but my guess is that the electrical may be similar since they both came with tow pkgs.
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Old 06-29-2006, 10:34 AM   #10
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Bob, thanks for reply. I"m assuming that it's a factory installation. It's under the closet by the door, next to the bathroom. And yet, i cannot find any tube with dripping water anywhere under the trailer. That's why i wondered whether it could be routed to the holding tank. I guess i'll have to pull the AC to be sure that all is as it should be.
You might phone Casita first, and ask them what they do about the condensation. My [b]guess is there's a drip pan to catch it so it can evaporate (since you don't see a drain tube beneath it). My '99 Casita has the air conditioner beneath the closet and we've never had a problem with condensation overflowing ... not that we've used the air a great deal. (We usually camp in cooler weather, but not always.) I'd be very surprised if they route it to one of the holdings tanks.

Anyway, before tearing into it, I'd call Casita. They still install air conditioners like yours in their 13 ft. and 16 ft. models. (They'll also still do it in a 17 ft., if you ask/beg/plead with them to do it!)
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:32 AM   #11
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(They'll also still do it in a 17 ft., if you ask/beg/plead with them to do it!)
And pay an extra 200 dollars.


On our 13 condensation ran out through the grill on the bottom of the trailer.

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Old 06-29-2006, 12:22 PM   #12
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You might phone Casita first, and ask them what they do about the condensation. My [b]guess is there's a drip pan to catch it so it can evaporate (since you don't see a drain tube beneath it). My '99 Casita has the air conditioner beneath the closet and we've never had a problem with condensation overflowing ... not that we've used the air a great deal. (We usually camp in cooler weather, but not always.) I'd be very surprised if they route it to one of the holdings tanks.

Anyway, before tearing into it, I'd call Casita. They still install air conditioners like yours in their 13 ft. and 16 ft. models. (They'll also still do it in a 17 ft., if you ask/beg/plead with them to do it!)
well I did call Casita and they said, yes, there is a drip pan and that if there was excess condensate it would run out through the grill- so, not to worry.
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Old 06-29-2006, 06:42 PM   #13
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Okay, thanks everyone for your help. I have checked all my fuse boxes and they are all good. I put a multitester on the connnector on my car and i'm getting signal there. So I"m back to thinking the problem is in the trailer itself. Check the ground, ground, ground. Okay, just where do I check that?
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Last time I looked the ground was still there, sometimes under concrete and asphalt. Sometimes covered with grass, but it seems to be ok.



Ok now Byron...............Go to your room!...........


Stan.............Lots of good suggestion and I hope you have solved the problem.

Byron ....if you will be good and continue to be Helpfull you can come out of your room now.

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