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Old 07-05-2015, 07:25 PM   #1
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No 12 volt power: solution found

Had a 12 volt electrical issue with the trailer. It wasn’t detected until a few days ago when I happened to check the Systems Monitor over the stove. No lights. Same with the red pump switch. No pump. Same with the hot water switch, and the cigarette lighter fixture. No current.

Checked for blown fuses; there were none. The battery was all good. What followed was a vexacious hunt for answers. Except for these certain 12 volt applications there was current, ceiling lights, when using shore power. Pulled out the WFCO operators’ booklet to troubleshoot but still got no joy.

Out of options. I call Corrales Dave, my guy. Dave got his 19 a month before me. It turns out he had a similar problem. No, it’s not a bad ground. Not the battery on/off switch, and not a bad WFCO distribution center. It is a bad inline circuit breaker. This is a little 30 Amp box the size of four sugar cubes that the red battery cable coming up from the floor connects to on its way to the WFCO. A four dollar item. Kind of hard to see and reach but easy to replace so long as you use a square screwdriver.
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:51 PM   #2
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I assume that your WFCO is under your left front dinette bench on your 19. Does anyone know where the inline circuit breaker is on older 19s where the WFCO is under the wardrobe closet? I'd like to carry a spare, and know where it goes without a lot of hunting.

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Sorry about your problem but thanks for posting. I've seen those fuses at Auto Zone and will be grabbing one for my spares box! Gracias!

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Thanks Myron. Might be worth having a spare one in the tool box.
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Thanks! Adding that to the list along with a shurflow pump and spare sail switch for the heater. Anything else?
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Thanks! Adding that to the list along with a shurflow pump and spare sail switch for the heater. Anything else?
What's a sail switch?
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What's a sail switch?
Its a small switch with a flat extension or paddle. It closes when there is adequate airflow for combustion. If it doesn't close, the furnace won't fire. Safety mechanism.

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On a somewhat related note; does ETI supply a wiring diagram when purchasing a trailer?
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Sorry about your problem but thanks for posting. I've seen those fuses at Auto Zone and will be grabbing one for my spares box! Gracias!

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Me too ! Thanks Myron for the head's up ! Pat
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