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Old 05-01-2015, 11:04 AM   #1
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2015 crossroads trail electrical questions

I have a Trail Reserve ST29SS that I am trying to get up and running after the winter. I have it plugged into 110 and battery installed,but my refridgerator, electric heater/fire place, radio, and thermostat are not working. Checked fuses and breakers and all seam fine. Any sugtestions would be appreaciated.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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Check and make certain that battery is hooked up right. Some folks reverse the hook ups thinking it is like a car
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:20 PM   #3
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I will check that thanks
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:22 PM   #4
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Check and make certain that battery is hooked up right. Some folks reverse the hook ups thinking it is like a car
Fhenn, what do you mean "like a car?" On my X-1, the black is positive, and the white is negative/ground. If someone thought black is negative, then they are in trouble.
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:27 PM   #5
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Skidayjoo, first of all, check the battery wiring as Fhenn says. Next, do you have 120vac inside the trailer? Do the outlets work? You need that for power to the converter. Let's make sure you're getting power from the house, through all the GFCI outlets, into the trailer.
Then check the status of the converter. The 120 VAC in comes through a circuit breaker, and the 12VDC comes out through a fuse. You'll need a voltmeter or test lamp to see if the output is leaving the converter. There may be an in-line circuit breaker on it's path to the battery. Often a small box with two terminals, in line near the battery.
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I'm not at the camper now but my 120 outlets, tv, and microwave are working. Also my interoir lights are working (12vdc) I will be checking things with a meter to further trouble shoot
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I'm not at the camper now but my 120 outlets, tv, and microwave are working. Also my interoir lights are working (12vdc) I will be checking things with a meter to further trouble shoot
Check your GFI outlets also to make sure one of them hasn't tripped. I ran into that once and found a GFI that was tripped.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:27 PM   #8
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Ok had my son ck battery hooked up backwards. Now fridge is working, had recheck fuse/breaker box and all look good. I will look for an in line fuse near battery to see if in line fuse is bad
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put some red tape or red nail polish on positive wire and also pos(+) post on battery to be sure next time.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:44 AM   #10
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Just a follow up, Battery was hooked up backwards and my son did not check the correct fuses. The five 20 amp dc fuses were blown on the electrical panel. Also there is a glass tube style fuse under the cover on the thermostat and it was blown. Fuse on radio( had to remove radio to get to it) was blown. And (hardest to find, figure out) was the 5 amp dc fuse in line on back side of control panel for electric hot water heater/fire place heater switch. All is good now and lesson learned on battery. Thanks for all advice and help.
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