Where is my Power Coming From? Trillium - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-18-2016, 02:04 PM   #1
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Where is my Power Coming From? Trillium

Bought a '74 Trillium a few weeks ago. Today is the first day I've had a chance to do some work on it. Starting with redoing window frames.

I want to take the upper shelves above the window down to get at the upper part of the frame. The light wiring runsalong the shelf to 4 lights. I'll likely upgrade the lights as well while I'm dismantling everything.

My issue is that I can't seem to shut get the power shut down for the lights. I must be missing something obvious. As far as I know there is no battery. Not one I can find anyway. I've switched the breaker off but the lights are still coming on. I had it plugged into 110v today just to run a heater off the outlet inside (it's pretty cold here) but it's been disconnected.

I'm really scratching my head about where the lights are getting power and how to disconnect so I can nip the wires. I must be missing something super obvious. I feel like a bone head even asking the question.
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:21 PM   #2
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The battery is under the left side front bench seat.
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:24 PM   #3
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You need to switch the breaker back on for the 120v outlet to work.
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You need to switch the breaker back on for the 120v outlet to work.
I thought to look under the seats. No battery.

Not looking to get the 120 running. That's no problem. Trying to get all power off in the trailer.
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It's in the the black battery box Chris
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Could it be that the camper is getting it's power from the tow vehicle battery?
Try disconnecting the tow vehicle battery to see if the camper power goes out.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:34 AM   #7
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what model of trillium? they all had different set-ups, not to mention what any previous owner may have done.
Generally the older units didn't need a battery for a converter to work, it was powered off the main 110v panel, sometimes without a breaker. unplug the trailer, run an extension to your trailer, plug the heater into the extension and go to town.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:52 AM   #8
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I owned this trailer and know for fact the battery is under the front left corner. I don't know if the previous owner to me wired it there or what he did with the rest of the wiring. The roof fan and all shelf lights run off the 12v battery. The breaker in the closet is for the 120v light/plug above the stove and any other 120v power in the trailer. This model was not equipped with a converter.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:10 PM   #9
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Chris..

If all else fails - contact the folks that you bought it from and ask them where you will find battery 😉
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:16 PM   #10
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Does the trailer have electric brakes and is there a a break-away switch for the brakes and is there a small battery serving as a backup up for it?
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