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Old 10-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Separate fuse box location for trailer hitch wiring? Does it exist?

A recent post In a different thread from a fellow forum member "Chuck 1935" stated that there was a separate fuse box in the electrical storage bay for the trailer hitch wiring/lights. Does anyone know if this exists and actually how to get to it?

Problem that Chuck 1935 was having sounds like one I have. My motorhome tail lights and blinkers work fine on the rig. However, if I am towing a trailer or dingy, I have NO left turn signal on the dingy/trailer. Right turn signal is ok. Also both running lights and brake lights work.

I tried to PM Chuck 1935 but no private messages was activated....maybe he'll see this and chime in.

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Old 10-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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What chassis is the coach on? One of our previous coaches was on a 2006 Freightliner and the box was in a compartment on the passenger side next to the rear axle.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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Have you checked for the left blinker signal at the motorhome tow receptacle?

You're not out of blinker fluid are you?
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:40 PM   #4
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I'm sorry....it's a 2005 Winnebago Journey 39K on the Freightliner Custom Chassis w/350 Cat.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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I have a 2004 39K and the fuse box for the trailer wiring is in the power compartment. On mine there is a removable panel at the rear side of the power compartment that can be removed. It is held by at least 6 Phillips screws and behind that panel are three or more boxes with fuses. One of those boxes contains the fuses for the trailer wiring. I can go into more detail if you like or send me a private message.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:10 PM   #6
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What cider dog said. Mine is the same. I had the same prob as you, and it turned out to be a blown fuse. One trick, turn on the flasher and see if you can hear it clicking behind the panel before you remove it. You can on mine.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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After the second or third time replacing a fuse I cut an opening in that panel so I can access the covered fuse box without having to remove the panel. That was a good suggestion from doorguy. It is in a protected area.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:22 AM   #8
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I had this very same problem several years ago ... I posted these pictures after I solved the problem.

Trailer fuse on 2004 Journey

P.S. I had a really hard time removing the metal panel the first time ... they had driven the screws for the bracket for compartment door strut through the edge of the panel ... I sawed a notch out of the metal panel so I don't have to deal with that anymore
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A recent post In a different thread from a fellow forum member "Chuck 1935" stated that there was a separate fuse box in the electrical storage bay for the trailer hitch wiring/lights. Does anyone know if this exists and actually how to get to it?

Problem that Chuck 1935 was having sounds like one I have. My motorhome tail lights and blinkers work fine on the rig. However, if I am towing a trailer or dingy, I have NO left turn signal on the dingy/trailer. Right turn signal is ok. Also both running lights and brake lights work.

I tried to PM Chuck 1935 but no private messages was activated....maybe he'll see this and chime in.

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Just in case, for some odd reason, you don't find that fuse box where Ciderdog's is, here's another location. On our '04 Itasca Horizon, 36GD with the Freightliner "Evolution" Chassis (for whatever difference that might make) and the 330 C-7 CAT, that fuse box is located at the very rear, left side of the coach, under the louvered panel that can be tilted up. It can be seen but, not accessed also by prying on the rubber skirting between the inside of that panel area and the air cleaner.

Again, this is only if yours is not where theirs is. Below is a couple of pics of the area and location, just in case it helps. Good luck.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:37 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the info folks. I will verify my location this evening and see if it's a fuse being that panel in my electric compartment. Will update you this evening with my findings.

Again thanks very much!
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:45 PM   #11
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I had this very same problem several years ago ... I posted these pictures after I solved the problem.

Trailer fuse on 2004 Journey

P.S. I had a really hard time removing the metal panel the first time ... they had driven the screws for the bracket for compartment door strut through the edge of the panel ... I sawed a notch out of the metal panel so I don't have to deal with that anymore

Mine is very similar to the photos Ski Gramp posted. The photo is with the end panel removed.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #12
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Well looks like I found the trailer wiring fuse location...with all y'all's help and pics....unfortunately it was almost dark here in Louisiana and didn't have time to try and unscrew the metal panel that they are located behind...I did take a few pics of what obviously must be it. The previous owners must have marked the box for extra fuses.


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The location is up high and to the right side just inside my Electrical cord storage bay.

Thanks for the help. Will post up a few more images once I can take off the metal and check a fuse.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:55 AM   #13
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Anyone know where it is located on a 2005 Vectra 36RD. Right now I only have left turn signal and brake light on my toad. None of the other posts on connector have power.
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Anyone know where it is located on a 2005 Vectra 36RD. Right now I only have left turn signal and brake light on my toad. None of the other posts on connector have power.
See FIRE UP's earlier post in this thread.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:49 PM   #15
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Look behind the side wall in the electrical compartment. You have to remove six screws to get to it. There you will find the fuses for the tow.
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