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Old 07-18-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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I just turned a friend on to a 2003 10B Jayco PU and it is great and he and his family are very excited. Well, after going through the entire unit and playing with everything and showing him some of the basic do's and dont's, we could not locate the wiring for a house battery. The unit is basic. I mean no fridge, no water heater, microwave, no oven, no water pump, no radio. Only a stove top that can be used inside or outside. The unit does have a 110 hook-up for shoreline power and both ceiling lights and the one exterior light is 12v so what gives. There is no hook-up for the battery and i am wondering if some of these units just don't have them. Oh, it has an inverter too. Now, I am on my second TT and I am not an expert, but I know somebody on this board will have the answer i need. I there battery power or not? How is he supposed to go dry camping if not?
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:55 AM   #2
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I just turned a friend on to a 2003 10B Jayco PU and it is great and he and his family are very excited. Well, after going through the entire unit and playing with everything and showing him some of the basic do's and dont's, we could not locate the wiring for a house battery. The unit is basic. I mean no fridge, no water heater, microwave, no oven, no water pump, no radio. Only a stove top that can be used inside or outside. The unit does have a 110 hook-up for shoreline power and both ceiling lights and the one exterior light is 12v so what gives. There is no hook-up for the battery and i am wondering if some of these units just don't have them. Oh, it has an inverter too. Now, I am on my second TT and I am not an expert, but I know somebody on this board will have the answer i need. I there battery power or not? How is he supposed to go dry camping if not?
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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When we bought our pop-up the "battery cable" was a scrawny red wire and I think a formerly white wire just wrapped around the frame in the area that the battery would be placed (both wires looked like they had been dragged down the road quite a bit). Our 12vdc lights ran off the converter (convert 110vac to 12vdc). Our converter died and the 2 12vdc lights were so poor that I had a hard time seeing what I was cooking at night, so we replaced them with 110vac flourescent. We realized that we never camped without 15-, 20- or 30-amp electric hook-ups (always public campgrounds). The wiring should be there unless it was removed. You should be able to locate the existing wiring based on the owner's manual schematics. Or maybe get a schematic diagram from Jayco. Try looking for two heavier wire coming out of the converter leading to the tongue of the pop-up. It will probably be bundled in with the wiring harness that leads to the tow vehicle (but should divert once it exits the camper box). The alternative would be to run a small genny or only camp in campgrounds with hook ups. If you really look hard you should find it. Have you asked the person it was bought from?
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