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Posted: 05/13/22 03:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

About 9 years ago I did did a really stupid thing. When installing the two 12v house batteries in my 1996 Georgie Boy Cruisemaster, I accidently reversed the polarity. Instant sparks at the battery as I was attaching the cable to the battery terminal. As a result many of the 12 volt lights in the motorhome did not work.

At that time the Georgie Boy factory was still in business. I called their tech support and the rep told me there may be any easy fix. He told me there is a terminal strip that has built in circuit breakers for each of the circuits attached to the strip. It was difficult to find the terminal strip and if I recall it was difficult to reach with my hand. I was able to push small reset buttons on the strip and all circuits once again worked. The circuit breakers on the terminal strip saved me.

I'm trying to locate that terminal strip once again and I have forgotten where it is located. If any of this makes sense to you, could you help by telling me where that terminal strip is located?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and hope someone can come to my rescue.


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Can not help you with the location but may be able to help you find it.
Follow the POSITIVE battery lead.. if you have issues due to bundled cables get a harbor freight cable tracker (about 20 to 30 bucks) and track it with Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum (You'll understand when you use it)

And when done... The POSITIVE cable.> RED paint or tape or split loom or if it's a cable where you can free a small end heat shrink tubing.

Black on the negative cable.


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Posted: 05/14/22 09:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

Can not help you with the location but may be able to help you find it.
Follow the POSITIVE battery lead.. if you have issues due to bundled cables get a harbor freight cable tracker (about 20 to 30 bucks) and track it with Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum (You'll understand when you use it)

And when done... The POSITIVE cable.> RED paint or tape or split loom or if it's a cable where you can free a small end heat shrink tubing.

Black on the negative cable.


Thanks for the advice. I'm totally baffled as to where the terminal block is located.

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You're probably looking for something like this . . .

[image]

My SeaView's fuses are in a basement compartment, but in previous RV it was on the driver's armrest and under a dash cover.

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TechWriter wrote:

You're probably looking for something like this . . .

[image]

My SeaView's fuses are in a basement compartment, but in previous RV it was on the driver's armrest and under a dash cover.

Ask on other forums for your particular make & model.


Thanks for the help. Actually I have the very same setup that you show in your photo. But, there also a terminal strip somewhere in the motorhome that has circuit breakers. But I cannot locate it. Darn, this is making me really feel stupid and old.

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Where are the house batteries? In the front behind the grill, under the steps or somewhere else?


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trailrider wrote:

Where are the house batteries? In the front behind the grill, under the steps or somewhere else?


Thanks for asking the question. Both house batteries are located to the in the basement to the left of the main entry steps. No fuses or breakers are located in this area.

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