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Old 10-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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no power when not connected to 120v

we just purchased a used 2000 terry 34.5EXL and unless it's plugged in to shore power there is nothing except the slides and jacks work. is there a fuse pannel that is so hidden I can't find?
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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There should be a breaker panel/fuse panel and possibly a built in converter under it.
First, there's two power systems: 120VAC (house power), and 12VDC (car power.)
There should be a battery on the trailer providing 12VDC. That will run lights, furnace, WH/refr circuit boards, slide out motors, landing gear motors, and anything 12VDC of course.
Few things are 120VAC; air conditioner, refr heating element, WH element, microwave and, most importantly, the converter. That will change 120VAC to 12VDC and will supply power to 12VDC appliances and charge the battery at the same time.
So, when you have no 120VAC connected, are you still hooked up to the truck using it's charge line? I find it hard to believe that only those two things work and nothing else does.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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hard to believe

Yes it is hard to believe, but true. It is not connect to the truck and when disconnected from 120v the slides still go in and out, the jacks still go up and down but we have nothing else. No refer, no lights, no fan. All fuses are good, all breakers are good.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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I'm guessing there's a battery on the trailer then?
I would go to where it is, find all the circuit breakers. Some of them or one might have gone bad and is not resetting or just needs to be reset.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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You may have breakers similar to mine in my Travel Supreme, they are a grey aluminum device about 3/4" sqare with a black dot half the size of an eraser on the end of a pencil. It may have popped, if so push it and you will hear a click. The 12volt circuit may have overloaded.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:50 AM   #6
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Problem solved! The ground stud on the frame broke off. Regrounded the batteries and all is well
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:29 PM   #7
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Weird. Had someone been messing with it?
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