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Old 02-13-2015, 01:09 PM   #1
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Recently bought a 27' Pace American trailer and can't find out how you turn on the inside lights. There is a battery inside, but, I think thats just for the brake away switch. The wires from the battery go to the brake away switch only. The box has all the wiring from the RV inside only. There are two switches on the wall and each (2) lights have there own switch. No fuze box. Lost.
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Usually there is a wall switch just inside the door, Make sure the battery is charged and trace the wires, Check the bulbs in the overhead lights.
There has to be a wire somewhere to the lights from the Battery.
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All the enclosed trailer's that I had/have looked at need power from the tow plug, the 12v accessory terminal in order for the interior lights to function/work. The batteries that are in the trailers that I'd looked at were to supply the power to the brakes if the breakaway cable is pulled. I am sure with a bigger battery, one could wire the lights up to work off of it. My interior lights in my 2014 MTI trailer are wired to the tow plug.
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All the enclosed trailer's that I had/have looked at need power from the tow plug, the 12v accessory terminal in order for the interior lights to function/work. The batteries that are in the trailers that I'd looked at were to supply the power to the brakes if the breakaway cable is pulled. I am sure with a bigger battery, one could wire the lights up to work off of it. My interior lights in my 2014 MTI trailer are wired to the tow plug.
Mine are wired to a fuse block from the in Trailer Battery ! A group 31 deep cycle charged from the MH Plug either driving down the road or running my Genny .
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Hi Chuck, Like I said, most enclosed trailers don't come with a big deep cycle battery in them, just a small 12v battery for the brakes.........Did you or previous owner re do your trailer or was it ordered that way? I could of paid extra when I had mine built and added inside battery power.......
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Hi Chuck, Like I said, most enclosed trailers don't come with a big deep cycle battery in them, just a small 12v battery for the brakes.........Did you or previous owner re do your trailer or was it ordered that way? I could of paid extra when I had mine built and added inside battery power.......
I bought mine new and it had an empty battery box and it was pre-wired, but the 2 overhead lights worked when it was plugged into the MH.
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I'm going to check to see if there is power to the RV plug. If not I'll hook a battery to the power wire and see if I can get it going.
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I'm going to check to see if there is power to the RV plug. If not I'll hook a battery to the power wire and see if I can get it going.
If you need to run power, what I did is at the local parts store, bought a 20 amp auto reset circuit breaker, ran a #10 wire from the battery(Chassis) and mounted the breaker in the engine compartment then to the RV plug.
I would think as new as your Coach is, it will be wired???........
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Update. Got the lights working. I jumped the brake + battery to the black wires and everything works OK. The small size of the battery won't last long, so a newer one will be later. Now I need to find out why 12v's is not coming through the plug. Can't find any blown fuzes in the RV.
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Some interior lights are wired to the running lights pin of the trailer plug, not the accessory power pin.

Did you try turning them on when you had the MH parking lights on?

Just a thought.
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Some interior lights are wired to the running lights pin of the trailer plug, not the accessory power pin.

Did you try turning them on when you had the MH parking lights on?

Just a thought.
My 2014 MTI trailer is factory wired to the accessory pin for the interior lights, and my Roadmaster custom bike hauler was the same.
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Got it going. Everything is OK. Thanks
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Update. Got the lights working. I jumped the brake + battery to the black wires and everything works OK. The small size of the battery won't last long, so a newer one will be later. Now I need to find out why 12v's is not coming through the plug. Can't find any blown fuzes in the RV.
in my Monaco the power harness was there and wired but not hooked to power supply, I added inline fuse and hooked up to power and ground for trailer interior lights and rear spots, Check inside your fuse panel

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My enclosed trailers always had to be hooked up to the tow vehicle and the tow vehicle lights had to be turned on for the interior lights to work.
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