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Old 12-11-2017, 05:18 PM   #1
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Tow fuses for Dutch Star

I have a 2006 Dutch Star model 3817, diesel pusher. The tow plug and lights used to work, but stopped a little while ago. The motorhome lights work fine.

Just had my new/used TOAD wired for towing and we could not find the fuses for the taillights, turns signals, and brake lights going into the Pollak brand tow plug.

My experienced installer, checked for power to the plug, with zero results, and said that there should be a main fuse or inline fuses leading to the towing package 6 pin plug!
We can't get any power to the TOAD until we find the fuses on the motorhome.

Here is where we looked already;

Drivers side outside main fuse panel
Driver's side rear power cord fuses for the solenoids and switches
rear engine compartment
passenger side rear slideout panel
bathroom panel for all the house fuses.
front generator area
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I have fuses located at the chassis batteries. Pop a cap off a small plastic housing and voila! I had 2 harnesses there with fuses. 1 was burnt out.
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I have a 2006 DSDP, and had the same issue a while back. As rlott2k says, there are a couple of fuses at the chassis batteries. One of them was bad. Hopefully that will solve your problem as it did mine.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:38 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info, I will go check that out as soon as the temperature outside climbs to a reasonable level!
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Look into the basement compartment near the passenger side rear tire's. Look for a black box, about 4 x 4".
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Newmar loves to "hide" inline fuses, unfortunately. I spent a lot of time with our '02 DSDP looking for them.
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Fixed! Thanks to Rlott.2k and Vake, I found a 30 amp and 15 amp fuse that were blown and attached to the cable coming from the chassis battery. The 30 amp was for power for charging, etc, and the 15 amp controlled the turn signals!
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Newmar loves to "hide" inline fuses, unfortunately. I spent a lot of time with our '02 DSDP looking for them.
That's the truth. I've been chasing a headlight issue. I think I found the inline fuse, about as hard to reach in the front electrical bay as it could get. There's supposed to be a relay too, but nothing is marked or tagged. Also the fuse panel in that bay looks nothing like the drawing. The only mention of it is in the 12V list of fuses. It just give a general location. Everything else in the RV is pretty well marked.
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