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Old 09-25-2019, 11:45 PM   #1
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Tail lights

I haven't used my tow dolly since May. Lights worked fine then.
Tonight I hooked the dolly up for a long weekend trip. No lights on the dolly and the tail lights on the coach won't work. Now even with the dolly unplugged. If I turn the lights off on the dash switch the turn signals and brake lights work. But if I turn the lights on nothing works on the back of the coach, headlights still work.
Could I have blown a fuse when first plugging in the dolly?
Does anyone know where the fuse for the tail lights is?

I have a 2016 Adventurer 37F
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Old 09-28-2019, 12:29 PM   #2
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Try this site it should help you get started on what is going on and where the fuses are etc. https://winnebagoind.com/resources/manuals/
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Ray & Diane
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:13 AM   #3
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I had a similar experience with my 2005 Sightseer 29R. Every time I hooked up a trailer or my Toad, the fuse would blow for the tail lights and turn signals. Just adding 2 1157 bulbs were too much for the fuse! First, I changed all of my tail, brake and turn bulbs to LED. I bought the bulbs on Amazon in packs of 10. Current listing for 1157s is Everbrightt 10-Pack White S25 5050 1157 27SMD LED Replacement Bulb for RV Camper SUV MPV Car Turn Tail Signal Bulb $16.99. Current for 1156 EverBright 10-Pack White 1156 Led Bulb, BA15S 1141 1073 1095 1003 7506 LED Car Replacement RV Camper Interior Lights Turn Signal $16.99. Side marker and clearance 194 LED Light bulb, Yuekui 6th Generation, Non-Polarity,12V Lights for 168, 2825,T10 5-SMD LED Bulb White High Power Car Led Lights Bulb (Pack of 10) $7.99.

After talking with a friend about this issue, I also added a relay panel to the rear. All power for the trailer or Toad goes through the relay panel which has a hot wire to my house batteries. Now, the only power needed from the RV lighting systems is enough to activate the relay (flip the switch). No more blown fuses in my RV!
I don't know about your RV, my tail light fuses were under the hood on the driver's side. The flasher relays are under the driver's side dash. Just lift up on the instrument cluster. It is hinged toward the windshield and has Velcro to keep the vibration down.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:19 PM   #4
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Thank You Coveredwagon
Truly appreciate the details. I need all the help I can get on electrical issues.
I already bought LED replacement lights for the tow dolly. Only 2 tail lights and 2 markers. I haven't put them on yet. I'm pretty sure the lights on the coach are already LED's. So I may need to to do the relay panel also.
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