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Old 03-17-2019, 06:22 PM   #1
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Electric tip and question

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend.
My 1979 Terry has a few gremlins popping up
here and there. As always it's ELECTRICAL!
So I have a tip. Refresh your grounds! This is
My next project. After my furnace quit working
after I worked so hard to get it working! I removed the furnace and cleaned contacts
Installed a new thermostat. When that failed
I replaced the thermostat wireing! It worked
quite well for about 2 hours then won't lite or
Anything. Last night I turned on the 12V lights
Inside the trailer. Very dim. Even with a charger
Connected. Now I need to know where are all the ground wires located? Im going to replace

ALL of them.
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:53 AM   #2
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Could be a loose or corroded connection. But, replacing all the ground wires may work.
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:51 AM   #3
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the 12 volt ground connections are inside the converter along with the hot connections.


the wires don't go bad. the connections do.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:03 PM   #4
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GROUNDS are found with VOLT METERS.

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the 12 volt ground connections are inside the converter along with the hot connections.


the wires don't go bad. the connections do.
Start at your battery, with any volt meter. HARBOR FREIGHT for $7 or free in their ads. Write down your voltage: lets say 12.5....then keep going down stream with your electrical...connections. Anytime you have a bad connection to a component...the voltage will be way less then the battery voltage reading. That is why the lights are DIM...or you heater isn't working...they have low voltage. I will only assume you have cleaned both battery's and terminals and put a full slow over night charge on both of them. When you find low voltage...it is something close there by....that has a poor connection or dirty failed ground. Clean all of your light bulbs...they have been known to corrode. A test light just says there is some current there....not a solid full supply of battery voltage. Good Luck.
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The battery is new. I replaced the ground to the
battery and the Lights are nice and bright.
Drill new hole in frame new connectors and wire. Next will be from converter to frame.
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the 12 volt ground connections are inside the converter along with the hot connections.


the wires don't go bad. the connections

do.

Unless your ground is fried. My ground wire was black inside.
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