Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-10-2012, 04:18 AM   #1
Weekend Camper
 
Chz hed campers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 64




Just returned from a weekend outing with our 2012ST 30REand things went well... till we got home and backed in thedrive.
When I tried to unhook, the electric jack didn"t work. Oh Oh. Dead battery?? No, changed to the fully charged spare and still no jack. Plugged in to home power, nothing! No lights, no refrigerator, no nothing. Everything is dead. Checked the fuse box, and nothing is tripped. Anyone have any suggestions before I call for service? Could it be a bad inverter? Loose wire? I'm stumped!

Gary
__________________
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...CN1010-1-1.jpg

Gary & Judy

Special Olympian Nic,

and Cody,the Chocolate Wonderdog

ST30RE
Chz hed campers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 04:34 AM   #2
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,681
Seems to me that issue was discussed awhile back and what I remember was to trace the hot wire back from your jack and there is an inline fuse.



__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 04:46 AM   #3
Full Time Camper
 
coastn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Breckenridge,CO
Posts: 878




Mine died too. Checked the fuse and was O.K. Then cleaned the terminals and connectors with a small wire brush and coated with Vasoline. Problem solved.
__________________
CAMPGROUND "DRIVEWAY"

Breckenridge, CO
'08 ST30BH Traded
'15 Canyon Trail 31FBHS 5er
'16 Fox Mountain 235 RLS 5er
'14 RAM 2500 4X4 CTD
coastn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 04:56 AM   #4
Weekend Camper
 
Chz hed campers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 64


I doesn't seem to be abattery problem, why does nothing work evenwhen plugged in? Everything is completely dead.
__________________
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...CN1010-1-1.jpg

Gary & Judy

Special Olympian Nic,

and Cody,the Chocolate Wonderdog

ST30RE
Chz hed campers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 04:59 AM   #5
Full Time Camper
 
tator447's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: WI
Posts: 896
Send a message via MSN to tator447




Chz Hed,
The one thing that worries me the most about my unit is exactly what you are going through, a total lack of electrical connectivity. I have yet to purchase the electrical testing equipment necessary and I admit to not being very savvy when it comes to Hertz and Ohms.I definitely want to learn more so that if anything like this happens I too can diagnose and fix the problem. Please keep us posted on your outcome whatever route you take.

Thanks,
Jim
__________________

Jim & Linda Tator
Watertown, WI
2013 Crusier CF34SS GMC 3500 8.1L Dually
154 nights in 2013 - 4,370 miles
178 nights in 2014 - 5,082 miles
365 nights in 2015 - 6,040 miles
tator447 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 05:05 AM   #6
Full Time Camper
 
coastn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Breckenridge,CO
Posts: 878




The situation I mentioned above happened when I was plugged in too. My jack gets its power from the positive terminal of the battery but thenegative wire from the trailer to the battery must be connected too. Learned this the hard way.I had some corrosion starting at the connections to the battery probably caused by two weeks spent in the salty breezes of the Texas gulf. Removing that, as I said, solved my problem. That's everything I know about power tongue jacks.
__________________
CAMPGROUND "DRIVEWAY"

Breckenridge, CO
'08 ST30BH Traded
'15 Canyon Trail 31FBHS 5er
'16 Fox Mountain 235 RLS 5er
'14 RAM 2500 4X4 CTD
coastn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 06:01 AM   #7
Full Time Camper
 
r2millers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 576
Did you have someone "help" and hit the kill switch for the entire trailer?
__________________

Bob and Better Half

2007 F-250 PSD, SW, CC, LB, 2WD
2006 TF32SS Cross Terrain Toy Hauler (sold)
Reese 16k slider
r2millers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 06:36 AM   #8
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: ESE of One Tree
Posts: 91




There is a possibilityyou may have a faulty or failed converter, not inverter.
Suggest checking the condition of your battery at the battery. If it's up to charge your problem is down stream of the battery. Next, check your DC fuse plugs.
greyeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 11:43 AM   #9
Family Vacation Member
 
we-canoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: St.Cloud,MN
Posts: 227
On the front of TTs were the A-frame conects to the main frame there is a small junction box externaly on passenger side. Make sure all conections are clean other wise might be the converter.
__________________
Steve & Sandy

2006 GMC Duramax-Edge Evolution

2011 CT29RLX

Bikes,Canoe,toys,toys,toyz
we-canoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 01:42 PM   #10
Full Time Camper
 
Hamops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ontario
Posts: 508




One thing that I noticed on our 5vr was that the negative ground from the battery had very poorly made compressionlugs on it. At the end where the lug,connectedto the frame, was loose and could be pulled out. This appears to be a simple fault so before going to the Nth degree of investigation, check all your wire connections. Give each a little tug to see if they are secure. This is especially important for ground wires, because they tend be exposed to the elements and can corrode and fall off.
__________________
Cheers
Helen & George VE3INB and Max (Bichon Frise)
2006 Silverado 2500HD D/A,
2006 Cruiser CF30SK
Hamops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 11:32 PM   #11
Weekend Camper
 
Chz hed campers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 64




Bringing it in this am. I'll keep you all posted on the outcome. Hopefully something easily fixable as we have a big outing planned for all next week!
__________________
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...CN1010-1-1.jpg

Gary & Judy

Special Olympian Nic,

and Cody,the Chocolate Wonderdog

ST30RE
Chz hed campers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 04:12 AM   #12
Weekend Camper
 
Chz hed campers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 64




Brought the TT in to the dealer this am. The Service Mgr hooked up the battery and connected to power, and wouldn't ya know...everything worked fine! He tested all power circuits, checked all fuses, and everthing was fine. I no sooner got home, backed into drive, and guess what? Nothing again. No battery power or powerthrough the 30 amp plug. Called Service Mgr back immediately and he's makeng a service call here this evening after work. I don't want to bring it back (50 mile round trip) as I would like him to see whats happening here while it's not working. I'llkeep you all up to date when I know more. Thanks for all your suggestions.
Gary
__________________
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...CN1010-1-1.jpg

Gary & Judy

Special Olympian Nic,

and Cody,the Chocolate Wonderdog

ST30RE
Chz hed campers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 04:57 AM   #13
Family Vacation Member
 
TrainSafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: WI
Posts: 183
Sounds like an intermittent connection somewhere. Those things are a real pain to locate and diagnose. The best bet is to have the service tech come and work on it while it is acting up.
__________________
Ted

2013 Sunset Trail 31BH
TrainSafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 05:03 AM   #14
Seasonal Camper
 
KennyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Coupeville, WA
Posts: 355
Gary,
We had a similar incident with our 30SK. I had packed too much stuff in the basement and stressed one of the main wires to where it pulled out of the terminal. It wasintermittentfor a while and then completely came out.
I hope your problem will be as simple, although frustrating.
__________________
Ken and Marilyn, 2010 CF30SK, 2003 F250 V10 www.runnerduck.com

http://www.runnerduck.com/images/dev...andtrailer.jpg

KennyB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #15
Weekend Camper
 
Chz hed campers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 64




Brought the TT back in to dealer this am. Service Mgr found a short in the power line from the battery to the converter. They removed the bottom covering and found the cord was rubbing against the frame at the in point to the converter, causing a dead short. Problem is fixed and a big thanks to Ted, the Service Mgr at "Wagners RV"who took it upon himself to come out to our home after work last night, to trace the problem. He notified CR of the problem. Thanks Ted!
__________________
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...CN1010-1-1.jpg

Gary & Judy

Special Olympian Nic,

and Cody,the Chocolate Wonderdog

ST30RE
Chz hed campers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×