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Old 03-17-2003, 02:08 PM   #21
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Thanks for the photo help, Don!

I think it's time he remove the benches ... to check for a rub or something metal puncturing the wire.

Something could have overheated the wires and a hot and ground partially melted together ... that would "jiggle" together going down the road.



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Old 03-17-2003, 04:46 PM   #22
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Fuse

Wow you guys are fast! The fridge was off (12v), it works fine on 12v though (I've tested it parked). The fuse that blows is always the hallway, porch and fridge circuit. I've gone through 7 fuses, 3 of those were with the old porch light before/after a couple cleanings (happened after a rain, parked), 2 more of them were after I installed the new porch light and during a variety of applications of caulk (parked), and the final 2 happened going and coming back from my weekend destination. I'm convinced that the first 5 were the result of rain because they happened very shortly after it rained and it would work for days/week up until then. The fuse has worked while parked for weeks now through some really nasty torrential rains since I did a more extensive caulking job on the new light and switch. The week after next I'll be hitting the road again and I'll disconnect the fridge and try that, if I still get a short I'll probably replace the circuit for the lights (adding a new fridge coil fan on the circuit) and run a dedicated line for the fridge at the same time. I'll look into moving the wires to a new circuit on the fuse panel and possibly might do that if the fuse blows with the fridge offline. I'll post my findings!

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Old 03-17-2003, 06:31 PM   #23
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When you set up the new circuilts (best way around that sort of problem, BTW IMHO), check to see whether the converter's fuse panel has some fuses set up as "filtered"; you don't want to be hooking up anything with a motor to that part or they may no longer be filtered. The filtered fuses are for stuff like TV and radio so there is the least amount of electrical noise.

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Old 05-07-2003, 12:16 PM   #24
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Update

I went on a long road trip and was able to do some testing. I rewired the fridge so it is now on it's own circuit and it works fine, the old fuse however still blew when I towed. I then disconected both light fixtures and the fuse blew again, I then I moved the line to another fuse spot and it blew again, so there is definitly something wrong in the wiring. I'll rewire (I already ran more wire most of the way when I did the fridge) the two light fixture and add my fridge cooling fan to this circuit.



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Old 05-07-2003, 01:00 PM   #25
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wiring

Bill:

FWIW, Here's another connection/splice in the wiring to the lights.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eb9576e0ed49Casita wiring by the fridge 1.jpg/>



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