Installing power cord on Scamp 5th Wheel - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-28-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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Installing power cord on Scamp 5th Wheel

Has anyone had to replace the power cord with the seven way connector (from camper to tow vehicle)? Cannot find the junction box. Really don't want to tear out the steps. Please help! Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:06 PM   #2
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If you look at the corresponding outside spot where the wiring harness enters the trailer you will normally on Scamps find the connections on the inside of the trailer right at the spot - often hidden behind the rat fur - no junction box just wires spliced together.
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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I rewired the 12 volt side of my fiver this summer. Carol is correct, the cable enters the trailer an has a bunch of splices under the rat fur. I cut out all of the splices and installed a junction box. One of the splices failed and caused a small electrical fire. I highly recommend doing the same in your trailer. The ScotchLock connectors that Scamp uses are not the best electrical connectors.
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There should also be an inline fuse in with all those hidden spliced wires. It can be hard to see/notice if your not looking for it. I know a few people when changing out their wiring harness have not noticed & tossed it out with all the old splices etc... not a good idea as that fuse and the other one that should be just outside the battery box are there to protect your trailer.
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There should also be an inline fuse in with all those hidden spliced wires. It can be hard to see/notice if your not looking for it. I know a few people when changing out their wiring harness have not noticed & tossed it out with all the old splices etc... not a good idea as that fuse and the other one that should be just outside the battery box are there to protect your trailer.
If my trailer had a fuse in that bundle, it was charred beyond recognition in the fire, but I did install a circuit breaker in line at the new terminal box.
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Scotch locks are the worst electrical connectors ever invented IMHO.. Twisting the wires together and taping them would be better.



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Scotch locks are the worst electrical connectors ever invented IMHO.. Twisting the wires together and taping them would be better.



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I agree, and that is why all of the connections in my Scamp are now in terminal boxes.
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