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Old 05-01-2016, 11:35 AM   #11
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I'd have to say that "you have been grounded to a halt" in this case......
LOL, if you can't laugh in a bad situation, then all is lost. Will make for a good....So there I was.... story.
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:36 AM   #12
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Resolution finally


So after spending an inordinately long time chasing wires and checking grounds, I found out the problem.
Power to certain lights would just go out and come on intermittently.
Our bed is made permanently, so crawling underneath the bed to check the fuses was a royal PITA, but no fuse out LEDs and everything seemed OK there.
Continued to check cables and grounds.
I then decided to do my trouble shooting at night with a flashlight.
Noticed an occasional red glow under the bed, that would come on intermittently..... AH HA Gothcha.
A Loose Fuse.
The clamps holding the fuse was so loose, that it would take a minor vibration to have the fuse disconnect.
Tightened the fuse clamps with a pair of needle nose pliers.
NO MORE ISSUES.
Thanks to everyone who chimed in to help.
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:54 AM   #13
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Thanks for the followup to help other folks out.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:06 PM   #14
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A Loose Fuse.
Glad it was something simple to fix. Too bad things like that are such a trouble to diagnose though.
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:12 PM   #15
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What kind of fuse Is under the bed ? Are you refering to one of the many crimp butt connectors ?
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:27 PM   #16
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On the 17 ( and I presume 13 ), the fuse box is located toward the rear of the driver side bench. With the bed made up, you have a choice of squirming on your belly to reach it or tearing the bed apart. When set up as a dinette, it's easier to check fuses.
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:27 PM   #17
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Could it be the converter is under the bed/dinette in the 13' Escape?
Comsult noted that the bed is permanently made up which I guess means they put the table down, make the bed and keep it that way?? Thus the converter, which holds the fuses, is under the bed?
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:37 PM   #18
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So after spending an inordinately long time chasing wires and checking grounds, I found out the problem.
Power to certain lights would just go out and come on intermittently.
Our bed is made permanently, so crawling underneath the bed to check the fuses was a royal PITA, but no fuse out LEDs and everything seemed OK there.
Continued to check cables and grounds.
I then decided to do my trouble shooting at night with a flashlight.
Noticed an occasional red glow under the bed, that would come on intermittently..... AH HA Gothcha.
A Loose Fuse.
The clamps holding the fuse was so loose, that it would take a minor vibration to have the fuse disconnect.
Tightened the fuse clamps with a pair of needle nose pliers.
NO MORE ISSUES.
Thanks to everyone who chimed in to help.
Hi: comsult... You sure have to watch those under bed "Dust Bunnies". They're liable to pull anything loose!!! Alf
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:59 PM   #19
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Fuse panel

On our 2010 19, the panel is under the bench on the divers side, dinette area. A little flat keeper requiring a small Phillips driver to loosen the screw will allow access. I was in there the other day and learned that there were about a half a dozen automotive blade type fuses with a 10 amp rating and two or three with a forty amp rating in the panel along with three circuit breakers. I checked my 4 boxes of blade fuse assortments and found they only went up to 30 amps, so I picked up a card of 40 amp fuses, 4 for about three dollars at the auto parts store. I also accessed the fuse on the 6 volt battery setup in the front box. It too is a blade type but is called a maxi fuse and is 50 amp. I picked up a spare of that one too. They are about $3.50 each. Though I have yet to need them on a camping trip, I live the motto, Be Prepared. For about 10 bucks you could replace them all. That's not bad. One of the blade type fuse pullers would be handy too if you have overdeveloped fingers like me from clutching cold beer bottles for the past 50 years.
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:14 PM   #20
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What kind of fuse Is under the bed ? Are you refering to one of the many crimp butt connectors ?
An in line fuse outside of the converter ?
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