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Old 06-11-2013, 12:21 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2002 Dutchmen Lite 24QB. When my friend brought it over he said the lights were not working. so I plugged it into my truck and popped a couple of fuses. Found all the marker light bulbs were burnt out as well as the taillights. Upon more testing I found the main plug was wired incorrectly.

I contacted Dutchmen because I need a wiring diagram to connect the plug. he told me that there was one in the 2011 owners manual but the picture was so blurry I couldn't make out anything.

So I managed to trace the wires by running a jumper from the tail light to the box at the front checked continuity and connected the plug. But now I hear a relay kick on and off underneath somewhere and I noticed the main wire is warm.

Does anyone have the correct wiring or a diagram for this trailer.
Dutchmen was of no help. PLEASE HELP...

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Old 06-12-2013, 01:52 AM   #2
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Try using these from ertailer 3M SCOTCHLOK Quick Splice Wire Connector - Blue Gel - 14-18 AWG (Qty 1) 3M Accessories and Parts 804C
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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That relay you hear is actually a circuit breaker kicking out and resetting. there has to be a short somewhere in that circuit. There are ways to test this problem but the easiest is to disconnect all power and remove all bulbs, then check continuity between your ground and each wire. If there is continuity on any of them, those are the wires that are shorted to ground and need to be traced from end to end, looking for insulation breaks and or chafing of the insulation to ground. Hope I've helped and not confused you any further.

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That relay you hear is actually a circuit breaker kicking out and resetting. there has to be a short somewhere in that circuit. There are ways to test this problem but the easiest is to disconnect all power and remove all bulbs, then check continuity between your ground and each wire. If there is continuity on any of them, those are the wires that are shorted to ground and need to be traced from end to end, looking for insulation breaks and or chafing of the insulation to ground. Hope I've helped and not confused you any further.

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Thanks for the info. The relay is located in the junction box at the front of the trailer. I found it only clicks when the positive on the battery is connected and trailer cable is connected to my truck. But the funny thing is that the battery still operates the lights when I'm not plugged into AC power so I don't think there is a short there. So I travelled this weekend with battery disconnected. How does the battery get charged? From the truck or 120 AC thru the converter. Could there be a problem with the converter? Thanks
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Without more detail and being able to physically see what your talking about, I won't be much help. I was under the impression from your first post that this was external lighting wiring and now your talking convertor, which is a whole different ball game. I would suggest a visit to the RV dealer of your choice or if you can find an automotive electrical specialist (not an automotive repair facility, but a place that specializes in rebuilding starters, alternator, vehicle electrical, etc.), they are sometimes less expensive on their hourly rate. Sorry I can't be any further help, but I fear that I may lead you astray and this could lead to catastrophic results for yourself and your TT if your not careful and have an advanced knowledge of ac and dc electrical systems.

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By the way, I've visited Thunder Bay many times in the past through work and play and I absolutely love your neck of the woods. I grew up in Winnipeg and I've canoed Quetico Provincial Park many times.

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