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davidreidok
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Is there a place where I can get a picture of what the battery wiring hookup from the factory for this teardrop should be ?    I purchased my little guy used.  installed a new battery and while 12 volt tail lights and fan work none of the side and inside lights work.

Also is there a way to check that the zamp connection is correct after adding the converter for a renogy suitcase solar unit is added to charge through the zamp connection.  I have the converter just want to recheck the wiring on the battery is correct.


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Wildcat
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@davidreidok  it's rather dark out now, but in the morning I can go out and take a picture of the battery if that helps.  It's in the garage, but I have better light if I open the door in daylight.  I doubt I can get a good picture tonight, and if not, stay tuned.

I assume you have a proper connector for the solar hookup.  I haven't used solar because I'm in the Northwest,  usually in shade.

Mine is a 2016, but don't imagine it's too different.

We were told the posts from the past would be moved to this newer site, but I have not seen any.  It was helpful because one could do a search, and there was lots of information on there.


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Wildcat
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@davidreidok have you checked the fuses?  I keep various new fuses in my little toolbag just in case.


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davidreidok
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@wildcat  I appreciate it.    I went out today and traced wires and I think I am ok.  But if you do get a chance for a photo, I sure would appreciate it so I can check my work.  yup so far fuses look ok

much appreciate it

 

dave


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Wildcat
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@davidreidok

I wish the picture showed here, but maybe there will be a link. Mine is probably different because I have electric brakes, not sure this will help.  There is a green wire going from the positive up to the little fuse container.  The other wire goes into the little container that also has the brake wire.

The wires coming from the Zamp connection are red and black.  They are then split, and the red goes to the positive, and the black to the negative, as usual.

I'm going to copy some information here:  There are two separate lighting systems.  The 12 volt convenience lights require power from the converter, battery, or the battery of the towing vehicle.  If your trailer does not have 12 volt power, 2 AAA battery operated lights will be installed in the cabin and 1 in the galley.  The trailer signal lights receive power from the towing vehicle's brakes, turn signals, running lights, and reverse lights.  I imagine you know this already.

I have a copy of the owners manual that used to be online.  It does not have any pictures.  There is a little fuse box showing in the picture, which used to be located outside the battery box, with a 20 amp fuse.  Here, it is sticking up there in front of everything.  Make sure it is ok.

I live on a gravel road, so next, I will go clean the battery before closing the box again.

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revere1
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I have a 2012 and my battery is interior at the feet of the passenger side.  There is one positive wire (if I remember correctly) that leaves the battery and feed the WFCO power distribution/charger which is accessible from the galley outside.  I believe this is where both the AC and DC distribution occurs. Attached is the WFCO 8712 if that helps?  If you need any more details or photos let me know.  I should be picking up the trailer from storage tomorrow.

 


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