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Old 02-05-2014, 10:55 AM   #1
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BATTERY CONNECTION QUESTION >>1984 Fleetwood Wilderness 5th wheel

Hi
I have a 1984 Wilderness Fleetwood 300cl 18ft 5th wheel.
I am trying to figure out the battery connections in the battery compartment.
There is a red wire with an inline fuse ( 12vdc + I an guessing)
A thin gage black wire ( 12vdc - for the wheel brakes ?????)
A thick gage black wire ( 12vdc chassis ground ????)
Two (2) thick gage white wires....no clue...???)

the wiring diagram is not much help


Any clues
Thanks
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:18 PM   #2
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We can guess just like you. You need to trace wires to ground, or get a volt/ohm meter and test things.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #3
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Red and black wires to the positive, the 2 white wires to the negative. The wire with the fuse is probably for electric jacks. Small black is probably for the break-away switch. large black to converter and fuse panel, one white to the frame, the other white to the negative at the converter/fuse panel.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:59 PM   #4
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Red and black wires to the positive, the 2 white wires to the negative. The wire with the fuse is probably for electric jacks. Small black is probably for the break-away switch. large black to converter and fuse panel, one white to the frame, the other white to the negative at the converter/fuse panel.
Black can be ground if done improperly, so without metering/testing, no way to know.
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In 20+ years of working on campers, I've never seen a fleetwood trailer use black for anything other than +
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In 20+ years of working on campers, I've never seen a fleetwood trailer use black for anything other than +
Mods done by owner's can change that. I understand you're probably right, but we'll never know otherwise.
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