Solution for 13' Scamp lights/heater not working - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-09-2019, 03:15 PM   #1
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Solution for 13' Scamp lights/heater not working

I posted about my lights and heater not working having something to do with an inverter I had added. I took everyones suggestion and unhooked one of the wires to the inverter. Still no power coming from the battery. Traced the wires into the Scamp. Looked under the sink and those are for 120Voltage. Looked under the couch and after pulling back some carpet from the wall of the compartment closest to the door (which i had missed earlier) i found wires and a fuse. Changed the 30v fuse and tada, the lights came on. I found wires under the other compartment but they had no fuse.
So what you can take from this is that on 1995 13' Scamps, the wires come into both of the compartments under the couch. The fuse inside the trailer is in the compartment closest to the door. Always check the fuse on the battery outside.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:22 PM   #2
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Well done,

Well done, you are a problem solver!
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:05 PM   #3
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Sounds like the inverter overloaded the circuit.. what is your plan now? Dump the inverter? Remember that a blown fuse usually indicates a wiring / electrical problem that needs to be solved.
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I’m thinking I may just get an external power box of some sort. I only use it to charge my phone and iPad so I may not mess with an inverter. I can’t imagine trying to figure out the problem of the wiring by myself and it gets really expensive at RV dealers
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Suggest you look into 12V charging options and install a simple 12V outlet.
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Suggest you look into 12V charging options and install a simple 12V outlet.
yes.. phone or Ipad charger with "cigarette style" plug.. just like you would use in the car. Thats the way to go.
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Good going Peg.
Thanks for posting your results.

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Old 09-10-2019, 01:02 PM   #8
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I posted about my lights and heater not working having something to do with an inverter I had added. I took everyones suggestion and unhooked one of the wires to the inverter. Still no power coming from the battery. Traced the wires into the Scamp. Looked under the sink and those are for 120Voltage. Looked under the couch and after pulling back some carpet from the wall of the compartment closest to the door (which i had missed earlier) i found wires and a fuse. Changed the 30v fuse and tada, the lights came on. I found wires under the other compartment but they had no fuse.
So what you can take from this is that on 1995 13' Scamps, the wires come into both of the compartments under the couch. The fuse inside the trailer is in the compartment closest to the door. Always check the fuse on the battery outside.

Wires and a fuse hidden under carpet on the wall? Thirty Amp (Not v[olt]) fuse blown? Sounds like bad design and seriously overloaded circuit. I'd check all the wiring in that trailer to make sure it's safe.
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Yes Wil.
Peg might have gotten her volts and amps mixed up but you have to give her credit for trouble shooting the problem and discovering the cause of the power loss.
The wires were not hidden under the carpet on the wall. They were more than likely in the storage area (aka seating area) and ran close to the area where the floor meets the wall and the fur installer was a bit generous on the wall covering there.

As for the cause for the 30amp fuse blown it looks like her inverter was the culprit, something that she will be correcting. Anyway, that's the way I see it.


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