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Old 06-01-2014, 02:30 PM   #21
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I really like that sensible little hot water-is-on LED mod of yours. Got to do that.
Could there and is there a time-able switch that could be used for the hot water activator? It could be handy to turn the hot water on and not have to ever worry about it.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:52 PM   #22
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I just turn it on for half and hour in the morning and then turn it off, and not worry about it. Stays hot a long while.
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Color coding for 12v wiring, is the red wire positive same as car battery? Thanks

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Old 06-02-2014, 09:12 AM   #24
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Color coding for 12v wiring, is the red wire positive same as car battery? Thanks

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That's what I assumed and all the 12V stuff I did worked.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:04 PM   #25
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How was your trip back from Chilliwack?
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:25 PM   #27
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Yes and how did the Spokane campground work out for you?
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Jan and Paul,
We decided to camp at Coeur D'Alene in Post Falls. Close to the intersatate. Beautiful campi ground with nice facilities. We did not unhook our trailer. We were able to walked to Walmart half block away to pick up some grocery. Thanks for the recommendation for the site.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:58 PM   #29
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Hi Don and Cheryl,
We had a wonderful trip home. We will post our journey in a seperate thread. We admired your modifications to your trailer and will love to see it one day.
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Color coding for 12v wiring, is the red wire positive same as car battery?
For one thing, most +12V wiring in a typical car is not red; for instance, the cap over the positive cable on the battery is typically red, but the cable attached to it is often (including on every vehicle I own) black. You can't count on colour coding unless it is shown a wiring diagram specific to that wire in that vehicle... and some joker hasn't changed it.

Red in the wiring from a tug to a trailer using the original Bargman scheme for their 7-way connector is left combined turn/stop. In the SAE standard J560 which applies to the entirely different 7-way connector used on commercial trucks (and in European 12N and 13-pin trailer connections), red is the stop (brake light) wire. In the wires attached to common trailer brake controller, red is the signal from the brake pedal switch.

In most trailers that I've seen, both battery connections and power to stuff such as lights is black for positive and white for negative (ground).

So... specifically where are you asking about? Escape interior lights? The furnace wiring (like Myron's post)?
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:51 AM   #32
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Hi Brian B-P,
I am referring to Escape 12V interior lights. I had ETI installed 2 extra set of 12V wires in the under bed stroage area. ETI 12V wires come in red and black. I like to make sure which color is positive. I am not that familiar with electrical stuff and am afraid of making an error of reverse polarity. Don clarified that red wire is positive. Thank you for explaining electrical polarity, and not to depend on color coding.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:07 AM   #33
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:23 AM   #34
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Could you look at the back of the main electrical panel and see which color wire is connected to which pole psition?
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