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Old 08-31-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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No power?

Hi All,

I'm stumped! My 86 17ft Bigfoot is not getting any power to the lights, water pump...etc. I've just replaced the battery and all as well before. Strangely, when hooked up to the tow vehicle(running), everything works..but once the vehicle is turned off or trailer disconnected, nothing. I have tried resetting the breaker but still nothing. Any thoughts? It would be nice to have things up and running as my family and I have just arrived at our weekend camping spot.

Many thanks!
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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Blown Fuse or you did not connect the battery correctly.
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By Blown Fuse I mean there may be a fuse in the line to the converter in addition to the circuit breaker.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Thanks Darwin. I'll check that any idea where that other fuse may be?
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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On the Scamp 5r there is one right at the battery + side and there is another hidden inside the camper up front.

Give the sight a few hours and I'm sure a BigFoot owner will reply.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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I would look for a burnt fuse or bad connection at or near the trailer battery. When connected to the tow vehicle the two batteries are usually in parallel. Raz
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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Well Darwin and Paz, you were bang on! The fuse just inside of wher the battery is was blown. Good call. Thanks very much

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Old 08-31-2012, 07:08 PM   #8
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Any idea why? Lots of reasons they blow. If it happens again you might need to do some detective work. Also, I would expect a battery fuse to be at least 20 amps. Hopefully, all fixed. Raz
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The fuse my be near or under the battery.
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Might have had an arc surge when disconnecting or connecting the battery that blew the fuse. Especially if something inside was drawing power when batt was being hooked up.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:58 AM   #11
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Main big fuse.

There is a 30A fuse located at the entrance of the cable bundle coming into the unit at the front left entrance of the wires entering the trailer.
It is sometimes taped into the bunch of wires there.
Check it out.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:39 PM   #12
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Hello Deb & Chuck, RogerDat and Michael P,

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I replaced the fuse and all seems well *fingers crossed*...As RogerDat suggested, I think I may have had lights and or fridge on when connecting/disconnecting the battery. Thanks again all.

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