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sportermom

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Tent trailer interior lights have stopped working
« on: May 19, 2013, 02:50:44 PM »
I'm out of ideas.  I don't have lights via battery or when I'm plugged in.  My refrigerator works either way.  The fuse appears to be good on the converter and both circuit breakers are pushed in.  I've tried disconnecting the battery completely before plugging the power cord.  All with no results.  Anyone have something I can try?
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John From Detroit

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Re: Tent trailer interior lights have stopped working
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 03:56:38 PM »
On tent trailers there is often a designed "Break" in the wire between the lower part and the roof, this "Break" may be a Flat-2 connector (like a flat 4 trailer light connector) or a different kind of connector.

Or there may be a socket often on the side of the kitchen counter but again, can be anywhere, that needs to be plugged in for the lights to work.
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sportermom

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Re: Tent trailer interior lights have stopped working
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 09:53:11 AM »
Thanks, I'll look again to see if there is something not plugged in any longer. 
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sportermom

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Re: Tent trailer interior lights have stopped working
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 11:51:29 PM »
I have found that there are two sets of wires (both blue and white) that meet up in the box under where the sink goes(when flipped back over) that terminate with connectors connecting white to white and blue to blue.  I'm not sure where to look next.
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Re: Tent trailer interior lights have stopped working
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 02:01:56 AM »
Make sure your battery connections are clean and tight. Corrosion on the battery posts can stop power from flowing in or out of the battery.

sportermom

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Re: Tent trailer interior lights have stopped working
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 07:58:00 PM »
At the moment I have the battery disconnected and an extension cord running from my garage.  The lights don't work with AC or DC. Tonight I'm hoping to bring the top down and try to trace the wire that runs up the tent and into the roof to see if it came loose at that end. 
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Den Socling

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Re: Tent trailer interior lights have stopped working
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2013, 01:20:08 PM »
Hopefully, this was fixed months ago but I thought I'd mention our Fleetwood Niagara. Apparently, there is a switch on the back slide out bed. If that bed is not pulled all the way out, there are no lights.
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Re: Tent trailer interior lights have stopped working
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 03:40:21 AM »
Hopefully, this was fixed months ago but I thought I'd mention our Fleetwood Niagara. Apparently, there is a switch on the back slide out bed. If that bed is not pulled all the way out, there are no lights.

This very thing happened to us. When you pull the bed out it depresses a switch that completes the electrical supply circuit. This prevents the battery from draining while in transport or storage should you accidentally leave a light on.


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Re: Tent trailer interior lights have stopped working
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 07:21:33 PM »
Stupid question.  Did you check the light bulbs
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