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Old 01-31-2021, 01:40 AM   #1
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i have a 1996 25fk thor and the 12 volt lights do not work... cant find or locate battery wire..did this year not have battery power?
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Old 01-31-2021, 02:19 AM   #2
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Did the light work previously and have stopped?
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Old 01-31-2021, 03:40 AM   #3
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I can promise you, your RV had 12v power. is this a new purchase and if so, have the lights worked since you bought it?

The battery should be located on the front of the rig usually by the front jack, are there bulbs presnt in the sockets? are the bulbs still serviceable? Is the battery charged?
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:25 AM   #4
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new purchase, no lights the previous owner said there no battery...lights in all sockets battery is not on front hitch area or in the 2 side storage boxes or in any inside cabinets under bed or any where else
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:28 AM   #5
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new purchase so i dont know if they worked on battery power...i just know i cant find the battery or battery connections
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Old 01-31-2021, 01:42 PM   #6
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Do you have a vent somewhere that looks like this?
If the battery is inside it will be vented
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Old 01-31-2021, 03:09 PM   #7
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i have a 1996 25fk thor and the 12 volt lights do not work... cant find or locate battery wire..did this year not have battery power?
You need to be a little more specific with info to help isolate any problems.
When are the lights not working, When the trailer is just plugged into your tow vehicle? When it is plugged into 120volt shore power? Or trailer not connected to any outside power source?
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Old 01-31-2021, 03:27 PM   #8
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lights work plugged in to shore power....but not when hooked to vehichle or when off grid
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Old 01-31-2021, 03:28 PM   #9
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mmm i will have to go look thanks
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You indicated that the previous owner indicated that there is no battery and that you cannot find the battery so perhaps it/they were removed and not replaced. Find the battery charger and note the size and color of the wires, usually red for positive and black for negative; than look where the battery is supposed to be and see if you can find the wires. If you find the wires and they are not attached to anything you have found the problem, no battery. Since the lights work on shore power you know that the converter (120Vac to 12Vdc) is working correctly. So, the problem is probably no battery which is also needed when the engine is running to power the 12Vdc system. Also, if you go on the Keystone/Dutchmen website or do a google search for the wiring guide used by Keystone/Dutchmen it will provide the color coding scheme that identifies which wire does what. Here's the website: https://www.keystonerv.com/innovatio...r-coded-wiring

For a basic understanding of the electrical system in your RV watch the Keystone video at:

Hope this helps you solve your problem. Have a great time on the road.
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Could your travel trailer be a Dutchmen Aerolite M-25FK?

https://www.tulsarv.net/product/used...5fk-1205801-29

Look for the battery compartment inside just in front of the driver's side wheel well. There is a vent there that looks like a battery compartment vent.

Take pictures and post them. The space for a missing battery box may be under a dinette seat or in a closed space that is part of the cabinetry.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:16 AM   #12
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I actually found it....yea!!!thanks to you all helping me very good info...really appreciate the help......you guys rock! Happy travels
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You at least have to tell us where and how you found it.
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I actually found it....yea!!!thanks to you all helping me very good info...really appreciate the help......you guys rock! Happy travels

So the previous owner told you there was not battery but there actually is one? Assume then it is dead and needs replacement? Let us know the details when you can.

Glad you found it.
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Old 02-04-2021, 03:54 PM   #15
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Couple of you were spot on.. it was under the couch. Mounted half in the floor..seen the box before but didn't realize it was battery box wit a hose coming out of it....my only other tt had battery mounted on tongue...battery was dead...so again thank you all
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