Do you know what this does? - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Technical | Towing, Maintenance and Repairs > Electrical, Batteries, Charging and Electronics
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-22-2017, 01:52 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Occupant5143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sierra Vista
Posts: 309
Arizona
Do you know what this does?

I've noticed these located at various locations on the frame of my trailer. I always thought they were 12 Volt connection points but a few weeks ago I discovered that it's more than just a connection point. What do you think it is??
Drat, no image. I'll try later on.
__________________

__________________
2012 Dutchmen Denali 289RK
2013 Ford F250 Lariat - 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel
Occupant5143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 02:18 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,847
Oklahoma
Quote:
Originally Posted by Occupant5143 View Post
I've noticed these located at various locations on the frame of my trailer. I always thought they were 12 Volt connection points but a few weeks ago I discovered that it's more than just a connection point. What do you think it is??
[IMG][/IMG]
I don't see the images.
__________________

__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 02:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Occupant5143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sierra Vista
Posts: 309
Arizona
Image here.....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Connection.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	45.7 KB
ID:	4011  
__________________
2012 Dutchmen Denali 289RK
2013 Ford F250 Lariat - 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel
Occupant5143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 02:29 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,847
Oklahoma
Quote:
Originally Posted by Occupant5143 View Post
Image here.....
I would say that is a circuit breaker, perhaps automatic reset, perhaps not. The big wires are the clue and then the two nubs on the cover is another.
__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 10:29 AM   #5
Site Team
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Sprung Leak
Posts: 3,138
North Carolina
12 volt circuit breaker of some sort.

Aaron
__________________
There is madness to my methods
2015 Coleman CM16FBS(traded) 2016 Concord 300DS
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid following along
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 03:57 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Kendallville
Posts: 33
Indiana
Might be a breaker...Looks like a splice to me.
Also looks to have a flip open cover, opens on the right, tethered on the left.
If so, open it up and show us what's inside.
__________________
2011 Dutchmen 265BHS
Hoosier Daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 04:19 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,847
Oklahoma
My money says it is this, without the mounting tab, maybe.
Attached Images
 
__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 04:30 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Occupant5143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sierra Vista
Posts: 309
Arizona
You are all correct. It's a self-resetting circuit breaker (under a weather-resistant cover) and it is found in multiple places around the chassis where access to 12 Volts is required. They are there to protect the wiring in case something shorts out. They come in different current handling capacities. The ones for the stabilizer jack motors are small ones rated for 6 Amps. The copper colored screw should go back to the battery and the other one is to the load.
I bring this up in case you also had seen these and were wondering what they were for.
__________________
2012 Dutchmen Denali 289RK
2013 Ford F250 Lariat - 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel
Occupant5143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 04:54 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,847
Oklahoma
Quote:
Originally Posted by Occupant5143 View Post
You are all correct. It's a self-resetting circuit breaker (under a weather-resistant cover) and it is found in multiple places around the chassis where access to 12 Volts is required. They are there to protect the wiring in case something shorts out. They come in different current handling capacities. The ones for the stabilizer jack motors are small ones rated for 6 Amps. The copper colored screw should go back to the battery and the other one is to the load.
I bring this up in case you also had seen these and were wondering what they were for.
Oh, so it was more of a trick question rather than a true inquiry?
__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 05:06 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Occupant5143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sierra Vista
Posts: 309
Arizona
Quote:
Originally Posted by sundancer 87 View Post
Oh, so it was more of a trick question rather than a true inquiry?
Kinda. I thought that I wouldn't be the only one curious about these so I asked the kind of question a teacher would ask a class as a lead-in. Hope you didn't mind my asking it.
__________________

__________________
2012 Dutchmen Denali 289RK
2013 Ford F250 Lariat - 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel
Occupant5143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×