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Old 04-09-2013, 03:47 AM   #1
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Cabin Battery Wiring '86 Triple E Class C

I am trying to get the 12V cabin system running on an '86 Triple E Class C and do not have an owner's manual nor a wiring diagram.

Shore power works fine. New batteries are installed and I think I found the master power disconnect behind the driver's seat. The main power cables are connected and they are red and black and match with the battery terminal locations and so seem self-explanatory. However there are four other ~16 ga wires that are white and are long enough to reach either terminal and no labeling as to polarity.

The 12V system is inop on batteries though it does work on shore power (or at least the lights do.)

My current hypothesis is that there is a NO relay that needs a connection from one or more of those white wires but don't want to just start hooking things up without more information. Any hints as to whether there is a relay, its location if so, or whether I am barking up the wrong tree?

Oh, and breakers and fuses all appear fine though I have not yet tested them for continuity. Vehicle was surprisingly well maintained. The only drivetrain problem was one leaking wheel seal and a bad vacuum pump and the cabin systems I have tested so far are all operational.

The vehicle was originally purchased just to transport dogs for a rescue and so all I cared about was the drivetrain and the cabin A/C and generator. But the vehicle is in such good shape that I am considering using it for short range family trips and keep looking for a dog transport.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #2
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Tripple EEE , is still in buisness, although they have cut production and models way back. Have you tried phoning the company in Winkler Manitoba. They were always helpful when I had one of their 5th wheels . I left all the contact info in the 5th when I sold it , but if you can't find a number I'll get it for you.
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