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Old 09-18-2020, 01:30 PM   #1
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Question 2001 Prowler 5th Wheel Electrical Questions

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Thanks for this site. Hopefully it will help new RV owners like my wife and I.


I have been chasing the electrical in our new-to-us 2001 Prowler 235M 25' 5th wheel. Here are two questions:


Preamble: The small DC breakers screwed to the inner wall above the battery (beside water tank at front storage area) have the following circuit flow on one:
Input side has large 12V Red wire from battery compartment below and a black wire 12V feed from the trailer hitch connection.... seems normal. The path then flows through a breaker/fuse link screwed to the wood and the output has a large red wire that goes back into the trailer somewhere and a smaller orange wire that also goes back into the trailer somewhere else.


1. I disconnected what I think is the far end of the large red wire that seems to be the main 12V feed to the 12V fuse panel and 120V to 12V converter HOWEVER, when I disconnect this wire from the fuse panel and 120V to12 V converter, the draw on a battery connected just to ONLY the large red wire is 0.5A DC? Where could another hidden connection be that is pulling 0.5A from a seemingly disconnected wire?


2. When I connect the orange wire to the 12V battery it pulls 1.5A with everything seemingly disconnected and off. Where would the orange wire go?


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C/O. LP and stereo memory are always connected.
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C/O. LP and stereo memory are always connected.

Thanks. What are acronyms C/O and LP for?
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Thanks. What are acronyms C/O and LP for?
CO- (no forward slash) Carbon Monoxcide. LP licquified Patrolium gas.
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CO- (no forward slash) Carbon Monoxcide. LP licquified Patrolium gas.



Thanks. The CO detector is fed from the fuse panel on this 5th wheel so it is not drawing current as I did checks with all 12V fuses pulled, 110V AC breakers off, and the large feed to the 12V fuse panel disconnected.


There does not seem to be any power to two of the 3 LP areas of the 5th wheel.
- The tank area has no wiring
- The water heater has no wiring
- The LP fridge wires can be disconnected at the 12V fuse panel.


Any other ideas where 12V can drain with all loads seemingly disconnected?
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Lightbulb Here is start of wiring diagram to help with question above.

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