Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-02-2015, 07:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 5
Battery Question 1986 Fleetwood Prowler 29-5J

I recently purchased a 1986 Fleetwood Prowler 29-5J FW that did not have a battery. In the battery compartment there are a total of 5 wires; 2 large gauge white wires (one with black tape on the end, and one with red tape on the end), 2 small gauge red wires (both look to be connected to an inline fuse holder), and 1 small gauge black wire. I am guessing that the white wire with red tape and the 2 red wires go to the Positive battery terminal, and the white wire with black tape and the black wire go to the Negative battery terminal. Does this sound correct? Any advice from someone with a similar set-up would be greatly appreciated.
__________________

__________________
alexsbuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-02-2015, 08:39 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 64
Alexsbuddy - I recently purchased a 90 Safari that had same situation - it had a lot more wires than that with most of the wires and cables black - sounds like yours are marked with tape and from how you are describing i would have to agree with your assumptions but I ended up blowing the fuses on my generator by hooking up wrong - nothing damaged just a few fuses - I ended up getting my brother to help me trace each wire back to its origin - ended up not being that hard and was glad I did because some of the ones I assumed went just opposite from what I originally thought - wasn't that hard to trace with help. Just needed a good flashlight and a little bit of help

Hope I was a little help - pabell
__________________

__________________
Pabell90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2015, 08:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
530ktm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern Arizona
Posts: 1,391
That would be the obvious way to hook them up in my opinion. Not sure what the small gauge wires would be for but people do some interesting things on coaches after many years of being on the road. I would try and trace the cables and wires to see where they go to first off.
__________________
2014 Itasca Sunova 33C towing a Jeep JK Wrangler
530ktm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 06:07 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 5
Thank You

Thank you both responses. I agree....I think I should trace the wires back to their sources to be sure. I have learned from past experiences that wire color does not necessarily mean anything. I will be sure to label each wire once I finish tracing them. Thanks again.
__________________
alexsbuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
battery, fleetwood



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery Disconnect Question Tio Phil National RV Owner's Forum 8 03-02-2015 07:22 PM
Another battery question mccrob Monaco Owner's Forum 8 12-22-2014 07:14 AM
2001 Fleetwood Prowler battery drain Jdereu 5th Wheel Discussion 1 10-29-2014 09:44 AM
2000 Monaco Diplomat Battery Wiring Question kl2657 Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 07-13-2014 11:36 AM
Serrano Battery Question Penguy Thor Industries Owner's Forum 1 01-09-2014 08:31 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.