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Old 09-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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Blowing fuses

I am the newest owner of a 2003 Adventure 35U on a Workhorse Chassis.

We pull a 2007 Jeep Rubicon that I have pulled with 2 other motor homes.

My problem is that we are blowing the turn signal fuse and flasher/brakelight fuse somewhere in the first hour on the road.

The motor home alone, does not blow any fuses.

The jeep is wired separate from the jeep wiring, 4 wires, separate blubs and a good ground and checks out fine, no shorts and everything works and as I said, I have pulled this toad 40,000 miles behind other motor homes with no problems.

Anyone got a suggestion for where I should look?

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My problem is that we are blowing the turn signal fuse and flasher/brakelight fuse somewhere in the first hour on the road.

Seeing they don't blow when you first hook it up and test them (assuming you do that), I would say you have a wire that is pinched or scraped and with the movement it shorts out. Maybe somewhere in the jeep where it scrapes on metal. Try going to uhaul and get magnetic lights with a new feed and see if that works.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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I am the newest owner of a 2003 Adventure 35U on a Workhorse Chassis.

We pull a 2007 Jeep Rubicon that I have pulled with 2 other motor homes.

My problem is that we are blowing the turn signal fuse and flasher/brakelight fuse somewhere in the first hour on the road.

The motor home alone, does not blow any fuses.

The jeep is wired separate from the jeep wiring, 4 wires, separate blubs and a good ground and checks out fine, no shorts and everything works and as I said, I have pulled this toad 40,000 miles behind other motor homes with no problems.

Anyone got a suggestion for where I should look?

Gary and Pat
First let me say WELCOME to iRV2.com, and the WBGO forum. Suggest you also visit the Workhorse CHASSIS forum here too.

I'm ASSUMING that the fuses that are "blowing" are on the coach and not the toad, since you say the Jeep's OE systems are not affected. If that is correct, I'm betting you have a loose connection in one of the umbilical cord's connections. Seems to me the cord has to be suspect because you stated the fuses don't blow when not towing. You should also take a close look at the coach receptacle's connections, IF you are plugging into that to power the toad lights.

Loose connections / electrical shorts can be hard to find, but look closely for a wire terminal in one of the plug connections that is loose or may have a few strands of wire touching "another" terminal. Good luck, and again WELCOME.
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We just had the same problem. It was the left tune signal light was not in all the way and not getting the connection. So check all you light bulbs to make sure that they are all push in tightly.
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A bad ground can also cause a lot of problems

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