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Old 02-24-2018, 11:14 AM   #1
big john
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Default DC Electric 50AMP fuse keeps popping

I have a 2016 AmeriLite 24 foot travel trailer and have had an issue with the 12V DC electrical system from the time I purchased it new. On the frame close to the battery is a 50 amp auto reseting circuit breaker/fuse. The battery cable goes to this fuse and on the out side is the main DC cable going back to the converter, also there are things such as the nose jack, these items are protected by a 40amp fuse that has never popped. This 50 amp fuse continually pops effectively shutting down the DC system. As long as I have AC power connected or am connected to the truck the systems work. THis fuse has no reason for when it pops, sometimes it's day's sometimes hours. I have had back to the dealer several times where they can never find the problem, however because I paid for an extended warranty they charge me labor whenever they can't find the problem. Any ideas?
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:51 PM   #2
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Are you trying to figure it out your self? or advising the dealer? Have they tried changing the breaker? It should come to fuse panel, but what other loads are on this line besides the jack? slides? put a fuse or breaker inline to your other loads, put a 40 or 30 amp in line to the slide motors, the fuse panel and the converter, to help you isolate what's bad
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:50 PM   #3
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I am trying to figure it out myself as I have all ready shelled out more then five hundred dollars just to be told they cannot find anything wrong. Everything that comes into the main line is protected by 40 amp fuses and none have blown. I have not put one into the fuse panel or converter but will now and then my next stop is to visually check the wiring for a break that would short out.
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