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Old 03-03-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Owner's Manual 1997 TowLite

Here is a copy of the 1997 TowLite manual
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:00 PM   #2
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Thank you for that manual. I see a portion in the manual that says if all lights are not working when the battery is hooked up to use this reset button. I know that the battery is fine and the weird thing is if it's plugged into the house the monitor with the dummy controls all works Etc. I've got to figure this out or it's going to drive me bananas LOL it's not that I ever really would need a boondocking situation, but it's nice to know it works if I need it.
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Ok. I have another ? I still cannot get the battery to operate the coach solo. I pulled up the bench in the front and believe I found the inverter. (I hope that's the right name) anyway, it has two fuses that I cannot for the life of me get out. I'm assuming they could be my culprit. So I'm gonna ask a friend for help but in the mean time, what is the size/number for new fuses for it? I cannot get close enough with my eyes to read it.
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If it works on house power, its not the fuses in the converter. You need to have the trailer wiring checked. Everything you've posted says that wiring is not right.

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All the wiring appears a ok. Like factory installed, nothing has changed or been changed.
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All the wiring appears a ok. Like factory installed, nothing has changed or been changed.
So, you've pulled the MS out of the panel and have looked at how the wires are connected at the back? You see a red, heavy gauge wire going to the middle connector on this switch? Then, at one end of the switch there is another wire going to the Up/Down switch? At the opposite end of the MS, there should be a third, lighter gauge wire that goes to the back of the Converter. That's the one that give you battery power to the lights, etc., in the trailer.

You should NOT see the wire from the charger in the converter going to the MS. It should go to one of the CBs in the battery box.

And, with a multimeter, you've checked that you have battery voltage (12.7V approx), at the output connector of CB-2 in the battery box (the one that has the heavy gauge red wire that goes to the MS). There should also be a blue wire at that connector which powers your refrigerator on DC when traveling. This voltage should be present when you DO NOT have the trailer plugged into house power. If it's only present when you are plugged in, it's possible CB-1 in the battery box has popped and needs to be reset/replaced. In fact, if the wiring IS factory, CB-1 is the likely culprit.

You've verified all this, right?

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Yes, my oldest daughter is an electrician. I know when I'm in over my head lol my next stop will be taking her to the hi lo shop closest to me in My. Vernon. I've already contacted them. It's around 1.5 hours away. I was just kinda hoping to be able to home remedy the situation but I think this may be one for the experts. Thank you again! Much appreciated!
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Great! Let us know what you and your Daughter find. I'm glad you have someone who understands electrical circuits to help you. She may be able to diagnose the problem without you having to take the trailer to a shop. I certainly hope so - shops can be expensive, and they don't always do very good work.

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And yes, $$$$. They can be that way because they are the only Hi-Lo gig around. My Tow Lite was made in Bellville, Ohio where my dad is from and about 35-40 mins away from me.
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