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Old 08-27-2009, 08:27 AM   #1
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Ground problem resolved

I have had what I suspected was a ground problem but couldn't find it. When I hooked up the TT to get ready to go to family reunion, no power to TT. I checked some more with no luck. I moved TT close to house for loading etc. It sat there for several days. When I moved TT out from house so I could work on it, the lights were working. We went on our trip & no problem. When we got home I hooked up another trailer, No power. I tryed to think what the problem could be and got wondering where it was grounded to PU. When I found it, the screw looked rusty so took it out. It was a self threading screw that went into sheet metal under PU. The paint was not removed so when the screw rusted, no more ground. GOOD ground when wire is connected to painted surface. Pun intended. This was factory installed. Something to consider if you have a ground problem.


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Old 08-27-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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Yup, That connection is always Suspect #1... Just so you know

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