Repair Caravan Fridge Not Working When Towing (Solved)
Caravan Fridge Not Working When Towing
RV Electrics Discussion Dedicated Owners Discussion Groups The Renovation (Reno) Shed GENERAL DISCUSSION Groovy's Campfire Introduce Yourself Here Nuttycake's Camp Kitchen TRIP PLANNING DISCUSSION Trip they said !!. I would suggest measuring the ampere between the car and the caravan. The unit is very compact, which belies its ability to handle large currents of up to 30 amps continuously through the use of high quality low voltage drop relays and circuitry, Source
I measured the resistance of the cable when disconnected and from end to end, it showed 0.5 Ohms . My Caravan fridge wont work when towing 8 years 2 weeks ago #208247 Clive-Cardiff Offline Platinum Boarder Posts: 580 Thank you received: 1 Big Al, Thanks for the info Big Al. They do not check car wiring after they had an incident a few years ago. Since doing it, it works (almost) as good as when on LPG. page
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To try to explain in more detail about said alternators & VCR's, it might be worth your while reading one of my previous posts titled "Alternative to using a Voltage Sensing If the 1.2 Ohm element in the fridge is connected with that minuscule 0.3 Ohms of extra resistance, then the power will be reduced to under 80 watts and the fridge The relay I got was supplied direct from the manufacturer - Towing Electrics Limited who design and manufacture this sort of equipment.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:30 am Hi Joe09 I think I have it now, although I don't have a battery switch for towing just the 13 pin socket. Edited by rob_jax, 07 June 2007 - 08:08 pm. Hiring Contact our experts Glossary of caravanning terms Travel advice Owners' Reports Try our training courses Towing and manoeuvring made easy Whether you’re new to touring or just wanting to improve Caravan Electrics Not Working The answer?
When connected to the car with ignition off, you may be able to power the rest of the 12v apparatus in the van from the car battery. Caravan Electrics Wiring Diagram I sweated over this for over a year by trying things each trip. The caravan was purchased brand new, so you would expect this would also have been tested by Swift as well. http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=8&TopicID=291563 But for a short time this was not a problem.
Site reviews must be posted in the campsite search, not here. Caravan Road Lights Not Working When towing I don't switch on the main 12v caravan switch, merely turn the fridge to the battery setting. Thank you everybody for contribution. This uses the signals via the CanBus system to control the lights, and also the 12S circuitry.
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So there are significant errors with using a hobby meter to measure below (say) 100 Ohms.Second the V=IR equation is not quite right for this situation - it should be V=I I will make experiment tonight: 1) I will run a temporary fuesed link direct to the cars battery tonight for power and ground and connect these to My Smart Combi Control Caravan Electrics Explained They do not check car wiring after they had an incident a few years ago. Caravan 12 Volt Electrics Wiring Diagram member 19Gra40, Caravanner From Hampshire four green stars [Online] Posted 24 June 2014 by 19Gra40 Quote | Report thanks snowy I am contacting towbar people when I get home and will
I have read about some 12s connections being supplied by inadequate power feeds simply becuase they are conveniently located in the boot area and am concerned this is what has happened this contact form The 12v will only run off of the car and only when it's connected via 13 pin to the car. Wiring was incorrect. Lancs Interests:Hairy mountain-biking
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member Snowy1, From Lincolnshire two red stars [Online] Posted 23 June 2014 by Snowy1 Quote | Report Two things spring to mind, it could be that the towcars Voltage Sensing Relay Caravan Interior Lights Not Working Hiring Contact our experts Glossary of caravanning terms Travel advice Owners' Reports Try our training courses Towing and manoeuvring made easy Whether you’re new to touring or just wanting to improve Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker - Recommend to Friend - Pensions Auto-enrolment [Message Forums] [Caravan Sites & Camping] [Company Listings] [Features / Advice] [Virtual Brochure] [Shop!] [Reception] [Competitions] [Caravans & Motorhomes For
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Post liked! frank __________________ Avagreatday. Dometic say should be 6mm cable between car and van, tow bar people say not needed, they use a smaller size.. 13 Pin Caravan Wiring Diagram member xtrailman, Caravanner From South Yorkshire three red stars [Online] Posted 03 March 2016 by xtrailman Quote | Report There's a relay in your car somewhere that supplies your caravan with
In all cases the fridge will only be energised whwn the engine is running and the fridge is set to 12v (unless the fridge is an autosensing one) Back to top It now means I will have to see if my red bulb has gone on the fridge. member MollysMummy, Caravanner From Lancashire one purple star [Online] Posted 01 March 2016 by MollysMummy Quote | Report There's a relay in your car somewhere that supplies your caravan with 12 Check This Out You should also have 12volts appear between pin 10 and 11 (pin 10 is +ve) only when the engine is running.
Choose between over 20 tours in America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, where you’ll get to visit iconic locations and gaze upon awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping landscapes. Dunno what happens if you've got the sort of system that requires a manual switch between car and caravan - I assume that you can run the caravan systems from the Post liked! And particularly if you have the 12N + 12S twin connectors - you need to make sure that the fridge power and return pins in the 12S socket and plug are
Our new van has a 13 pin connector and a THETFORD fridge (with no light). My Caravan fridge wont work when towing 8 years 2 weeks ago #208246 Alf1 Offline Fresh Boarder Posts: 6 Hi Alan Thanks for your helpful suggestion I understand your comments concerning The last time used the batteries did run low on 12v with the fridge on due to rain and no/minimal solar input, other than that I'm not sure where to start I recommend a quick visit to a specialist tow bar co.
I usually disconnect the leisure battery when towing. Consider whether your post is more suited for another forum. Join for free! I woul;d suspect the caravan wiring as generally caravan manufactirrs try adn get away with murder.I would be interested in a logical reply as we have the same issue with our
You need to check that you are getting a permanent 12v between pin 9 and 13 (pin 9 is +ve) even when the the ignition is off. Is it for towing or is it just for when you are not hooked up to the mains. Obviously you need to be careful and not over do it other wise a flat battery will result. I would be interested in a logical reply as we have the same issue with our fridge, however on the caravan battery it appears to work fine but never tested it
hope this helps.MARK. Kathy and Frank currently at Home near Quirindi NSW oldtrack123 Guru Status: Offline Posts: 1268 Date: 01:48 PM Jan 10, 2014 Permalink HI Easy way to check for voltage drop if A beer lol for when we get there Thanks Post liked! If the fridge can receive the full 12 volts and 10 amps - maybe via perfect wiring - then it will provide 120 watts of energy2.
I did this for the fridge feed (pin6) and earth return (pin 7) I connected this lead direct to the car battery with a temporary 12s socket on the other end. There is a relay in the car that prevents this. Howards Member Status: Offline Posts: 8 Date: 11:12 PM Jan 14, 2014 Permalink Thanks to everyone who has replied, we are organising to borrow a multimeter so will check the voltage A few months earlier I had changed the car but had not towed with the new set up before.