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Old 08-18-2018, 07:04 PM   #1
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Battery Fuse

Hi, Everybody;

We have a 19 foot 2016 Escape trailer. When we were at the 2018 rally in Osoyoos we had a problem with the electrical system. Fortunately, Reace and Nigel were there to figure out what the problem was. It was the 50 A battery fuse that had blown so we replaced it (on Reace's advice) with a 40 A. Nigel said that it might be water getting into the 7 pin connector so we bought a cover for that. (Strangely, we have learned that if the cable is facing downwards when the trailer is in storage, the rain just gathers in the cover.)

But, camping recently, the fuse went again. So, does anyone know what the problem is or what we are doing wrong? Thanks for any help that you can offer.

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Phil & Laura
Lake Country, BC
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:25 PM   #2
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I now put my 7-pin connector up on the frame, under the propane tank cover, to keep it dry.
I had tried a latex glove, tightly wrapped at the wrist, and it filled with rain water.
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Hi, Everybody;

We have a 19 foot 2016 Escape trailer. When we were at the 2018 rally in Osoyoos we had a problem with the electrical system. Fortunately, Reace and Nigel were there to figure out what the problem was. It was the 50 A battery fuse that had blown so we replaced it (on Reace's advice) with a 40 A. Nigel said that it might be water getting into the 7 pin connector so we bought a cover for that. (Strangely, we have learned that if the cable is facing downwards when the trailer is in storage, the rain just gathers in the cover.)

But, camping recently, the fuse went again. So, does anyone know what the problem is or what we are doing wrong? Thanks for any help that you can offer.

Cheers,

Phil & Laura
Lake Country, BC

Don’t know what is causing the fuse issue. But, we use a 7-pin cover too, and face it up by propping it like a pretzel under and up through the cable. I like the cover, as it keeps spiders and other critters away from the contacts.
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:41 AM   #4
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Don’t know what is causing the fuse issue. But, we use a 7-pin cover too, and face it up by propping it like a pretzel under and up through the cable. I like the cover, as it keeps spiders and other critters away from the contacts.

Ours blew the fuse when we first started using it. I suspect it happened because the battery was a bit low so the surge from the inverter/charger was more than the 40 amp fuse could handle.

There was a discussion about this earlier you might find useful.
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