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I followed a pink wire that goes from the switch and runs to the area behind the battery. There is a black "block" on it that looks like it might have a fuse in it to me. I am attaching a photo.



I don't want to break something else. Is the black "block" a fuseholder or am I way off track?

This is a 2010 Springdale.

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Pop it open. It holds a large version of an automotive blade-type fuse. Usually 30 Amp, although it could be 50 Amp.

Pull the fuse and test it with an Ohm-meter. It will either read near zero or 10,000 Ohms. It is probably blown (high resistance) since it is on the master power feed to the jacks. Autozone or O'Rileys has replacements.

Why it may be blown is a whole nother can of bait.


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I'm amazed and thrilled with all the support I am getting. Maybe I can be of help once I learn a lot more about RV-ing.

The fuse reads 0.000, so I am off to buy a few. The jack may have been raised too high. Could that have blown the fuse?

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Steve,
It looks as though you found it. Yes, pulling the landing gear up too high can blow the fuse. As some have stated, Put a mark or piece of tape on the leg to indicate the highest it will go without blowing fuses. Good luck.


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swbouton wrote:

I'm amazed and thrilled with all the support I am getting. Maybe I can be of help once I learn a lot more about RV-ing.

The fuse reads 0.000, so I am off to buy a few. The jack may have been raised too high. Could that have blown the fuse?

Thank you,

Steve


Hmmm, if the fuse is reading 0 ohms then it is good. Mine just had a bad connection and after reseating the fuse the jacks started working. If reseating the fuse or putting a new one in don't work, I would start tracking down where the 12 volts is and is not.


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What JP said X 2. Use the meter you apparently have and find out where you do/do not have 12v. The point between the have and have not is your problem.

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The CASE is almost closed. It was the fuse and replacing it did resolve the problem. Now I'll get some reflective tape and mark the legs.

I didn't think about it but the electrical run from the house to the camper is a poor one. I'll address that in the near future.

Thanks, again, to all of you. You're a great group!

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Glad to hear it. I think I'll mark my legs also. That sounds like a good idea.

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