General Hi-Lo camper discussion The perfect place to discuss your Hi-Lo camper
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-13-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lake Ray Hubbard Texas
Posts: 21
Default New Problem

I pulled the trailer out today and raised it up and was doing a little cleaning. Was running everything off 12 volt. I plugged in the trailer hook up to the truck the wrong direction. When I did I heard a click around the hydrolic unit. Went inside and I had no 12 volt power at all. I checked the fuse block and it looked ok. Tried to lower and it would not make a sound. I plugged into 110 volt and the 12 volt lights would work and the unit did lower. But it will not raise back up. It makes a clicking sound on the 110 power. Would appreciate any ideas. Could it be a relay of some sort. Did not see any other fuses or breakers to check.
Thanks!

David
92 Funlight
__________________

David4615 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
Moderator
 
RichR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NW PA
Posts: 3,133
Default

I guess my first question is, how can you hook up to the truck wrong? I assume that you have the standard round 7 wire plug.

The click sound you heard may have come from a circuit breaker that should be somewhere inside the battery/pump compartment. It may have a reset button that needs pressed. There may be two of them. Just trace along the wiring and you should come onto it/them. I hope that is all that the problem is.

Rich
__________________

__________________
My Great Wife Joyce
2018 Jayco Jay Flight 21QB
Formerly owned 1705T and 2310H
2012 F150 4X4 SuperCrew EcoBoost w/Leer Cap
Reese WD Strait-Line Hitch
Amateur Radio K3EXU
RichR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lake Ray Hubbard Texas
Posts: 21
Default

Rich-- I will start the trace and see if i can find some kind of breaker. I looked today and i could see nothing but, i will look again. I do have a 7 way plug -- it will let me plug it more that one way. When i saw tail light's [ which i was checking]was not working it make me check the plug and it was upside down. i changed it the tail lights worked but i lost all 12v power inside. Thanks for the help
David4615 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Bernardino, Ca.
Posts: 224
Default

I have a fuse panel inside my battery compartment. I would check there first.
Fireballsocal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 12:07 AM   #5
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Napa,CA
Posts: 811
Default

you may want to change your 7-way plug/cord and outlet on your truck so this wouldn't happien again. It may take a while, but trace the wiring back from the lifting motor to the battery, check all fuses with an ohm meter. You can also check the circuit beaker with an ohm meter if the wires are taken off. This will tell you if bad fuse or circuit breaker. You might be able to just reset the circuit breaker by pressing reset button the breaker.
__________________
Les

2006 22ft towlite (replaces 97 21TL)
2006 Toyota tacoma pre-runner 4.0 L V-6 quad cab
w/ 98 chevy Powervision towing mirrors
campthewestcoast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 07:33 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lake Ray Hubbard Texas
Posts: 21
Thumbs up

Well i found the problem. It was a breaker in the battery compartment. The best thing is i found the MANUEL to the trailer. It even has the bill of sale from 92 in it. Thanks for all the help -- I got our first trip coming up in a few week's and can not wait to try it out.Still got a few bugs to work out to have it ready but, we are nearly there.

Thanks

David
David4615 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2011, 12:33 PM   #7
TJM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ballwin,Missouri
Posts: 148
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by David4615 View Post
Well i found the problem. It was a breaker in the battery compartment. The best thing is i found the MANUEL to the trailer. It even has the bill of sale from 92 in it. Thanks for all the help -- I got our first trip coming up in a few week's and can not wait to try it out.Still got a few bugs to work out to have it ready but, we are nearly there.

Thanks

David
david. FYI. Last season, my wife and I were camping in the U.P. of Michigan. The day we got ready to leav, unhooked everything, lowered trailer and hooked up to our truck. We started pulling out of the campground and I did one last check on all of the lights. Brake and turn signals worked, but no tail lights, either on our truck or trailer. had a fuse blown on the truck. Replaced it and bam, blew again. Traced and traced and traced. Finally found that the problem was where the main wiring harness, that plugs into my truck, had a very small rub sot on it at he tounge of the trailer. Insulated it and problem is gone.
__________________

__________________
1996 22'Hi-Lo
2001 Toyota Tacoma
TJM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hi-Lo Trailers Worldwide or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
HiLoTrailerForum.com Copyright 2010