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RE: Mildew/mold(?) on wood under roof

Thanks everyone. I pulled back the roof again this weekend, cleaned it with some bleach and put the fan on it for several hours to dry it out, then resealed it. It's not the prettiest job ever, but it should seal it well.
brows827 06/02/20 06:38am Travel Trailers
Mildew/mold(?) on wood under roof

Hi all – wondering if you can help me out (again). I had a recent scrape with a Sonic roof. My Rockwood Roo 2014 had minimal damage, but it pulled up a small patch of rubber and old sealant on the rear right of the roof. When it did this, I noticed there was some black under the rubber where it looks like a little water got in. It wasn’t damp – but I tried to clean it with some LA’s totally awesome, and it wouldn’t come off. I cleaned it up and repaired it the next day with some eternabond tape. My question is – how long should I have let it dry out? Is that a big deal to have repaired it without letting it sit and dry for a day or two? Again – it wasn’t damp when I repaired it, but I wanted to make sure that wouldn’t cause any issues. And also, should I be concerned about any other damage? I'm trying to determine how much maintenance (like caulking) I need to do on the roof, as well as the windows, doors, etc. I can post pictures if that would be helpful. Thanks in advance - as always, I really appreciate it.
brows827 05/27/20 01:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Hi all - quick update. I took it into the place that installed the hitch, wiring harness and brake controller. They checked and found that the fuse for the power to the camper on the wiring harness was blown, which is what was causing the issue (the other one for the brakes was not - hence the reason brakes were working). They said the camper may have caused the fuse to blow out a while back - but just to monitor it and if it continues to happen to bring it in. Anyway - thanks everyone for your help, and hopefully the issue has been resolved.
brows827 12/09/19 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

I think you need to get some help. Brake lights on the trailer, the actual trailer brakes, and the charging circuit are separate circuits. Where do you have a 30A breaker tripping on the road? The breaker tripping is the one a few feet away from the plug under the trailer where the positive cable comes in. The brake lights and the inside 12v electronics won't work. I believe the actual brakes work - is it possible the lights and the charging circuit are on the same circuit? I may take it back to the people who installed the hitch and harness in my car to look at it.
brows827 11/29/19 09:57am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Just bumping this one. Does it seem more likely the reason for the tripping circuit breaker is caused by my car with the new brake controller installed, or the camper? thanks in advance - and hope all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
brows827 11/28/19 09:28am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Hi all - thanks again for your your comments and advice on this. I took it out Sunday and had a similar issue - where the brakes seemed to jolt a couple times early on into my drive, and then stopped (presumably since the 12 volt breaker had tripped), since the turn signals and brake lights stopped working after that. I got a brake controller and hitch installed on my car a couple months ago (around the time I bought the camper) since it didn't have factory wiring - is it likely that my car is the culprit, or more likely the camper? I bought it used from a trustworthy guy who I still talk to about questions/issues with it - and he never had issues like this. I may take it back to the place who did the work on my car to get them to look at the wiring setup since the work is still under warranty.
brows827 11/26/19 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Hi all - I'm going to be replacing the circuit breaker, and looking for the right one. Is this type of breaker I should be getting to replace it? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DLRZTLG/ Should I be looking to upgrade to a better model, or just go for the inexpensive option here? Thanks in advance -
brows827 11/19/19 08:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

To clarify - it's my car that is shocking me, not the camper.
brows827 11/05/19 05:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Last update: as I've been driving on the road, the breaker has tripped a couple more times - I thought it might have to do with turning off/on the car, but that's not it - I can't reproduce the issue. I'm sure it is just because it was a dry day, but I also got shocked by my car two or three times. Anyway, the only common factor for this issue is when I'm towing. Whoa there! Let's back up a bit. You got shocked by your car. Were you connected to the trailer. You might have a bigger issue than your breaker. Sorry for the delay - as for getting shocked: yes, I was hooked up to the trailer. I get shocked from time to time getting out of my car (yesterday, not connected to the trailer) - it's typically on dry days where static electricity has built up. I don't think it's related to being hooked up.
brows827 11/05/19 06:04am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Ok,Thanks. Anyone try the automatic resetting breakers - or better to stick with the manual reset? The automatic obviously resets itself but will continue tripping if the fault exists - may be better for me to know if a fault is causing this or an oversensitive breaker.
brows827 10/29/19 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Ok,thanks, I'll try that. I assume 30 amp since that's what I'm wired for - that sound right?
brows827 10/28/19 07:09am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Last update: as I've been driving on the road, the breaker has tripped a couple more times - I thought it might have to do with turning off/on the car, but that's not it - I can't reproduce the issue. I'm sure it is just because it was a dry day, but I also got shocked by my car two or three times. Anyway, the only common factor for this issue is when I'm towing.
brows827 10/27/19 06:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Some additional information that might be helpful. When I got to the gas station, and reset the breaker, it tripped again a couple of times. I reset it again after 5 minutes, and it's working now. The common factor both times was that I went through slightly uneven grassy/brushy terrain that waasn't high or dense enough to do any damage to the wiring, but it's possible it tugged on a couple of cables further downstream from the breaker, such as the fresh water tank sensor.
brows827 10/27/19 02:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Not out of the woods yet. Need to know why it tripped and fix the real problem. It could be nothing more than that breaker has become oversensitive. You may want to replace it with an automatic reset breaker. Hi - everything worked fine over the weekend. Then I was towing it and the right brake engaged as I was driving - right side brake light was on but not the left. I unhooked it from the car trailer connection and it disengaged so I took it to a gas station. I then hooked it back up to the car, but no lights work so I checked the same breaker where the positive battery cable connects, and lo and behold, it tripped again. You think it could be an oversensitive breaker? You think the automatic reset breaker is something that would solve it? Thanks in advance for following up on these.
brows827 10/27/19 01:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST! The positive cable came into a connection panel and I was feeling around and felt what must have been be reset button for the breaker. That did it. Thanks so much for your willingness to help me out and bear with my ignorance.
brows827 10/25/19 03:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

How new is new?. Have you used the new battery before this issue? There are two reverse polarity fuses on the converter. Check them with a meter don't just look. There is also an in-line reset-able fuse within 6' or the battery under to tongue When you checked the breakers did you turn them off then back on? Circuit breakers are 120 volt. Fuses are 12 volt. We need to know which is not working. Not just Power. the tongue jack has it's fuse under the tongue not on the converter. I've taken it out with the battery a couple times without a problem. This is the first time I have had an issue. I'll check the two reverse polarity fuses when my wife gets here with the multimeter. I'm wondering where this resettable fuse would be. Within 6 ft of the battery? Lastly - yes, I flipped off/on all circuit breakers. One more thing: after I had it on generator power for a few minutes and the disconnected, I checked the battery charge gauge on the panel - once again, it flashed briefly like there is some kind of residual power.
brows827 10/25/19 03:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Are you saying that you are plugged in to shore power (via generator) and you do not have 12 volt power? Y9ou might have two different issues going on, a battery disconnect and a bad converter. First thing I would check is all the connections on the battery. Make sure the nuts or wingnuts are tight on the cables. make sure any and all connections you can find are tight. Trace the negative battery cable and tighten the grounding bolt or screw at the frame. Then trace down the positive cable until you find either a circuit breaker or fuse. Check or replace the fuse. If a circuit breaker see if it has a reset button on the side. If not find a way to jumper the two threaded posts together which will bypass the circuit breaker. With the shore power disconnected go inside the trailer and pull the front off the breaker panel so you can see the wiring. Make sure every screw you can find is tight. Only time I can get power is when I'm hooked up to the generator. When the trailer cable is hooked up to my car I'm not even getting power anymore - though I had been earlier. I tightened all connections, the ground as well. I followed the positive cable all the way down and didn't see a fuse - it goes into an electrical box, then into the camper underneath the converter. Should I have a fuse outside? Only ones I have seen are at the converter box. Going in now to take the front off the breaker panel and check the screws. My wife is bringing my multimeter but won't arrive until this evening.
brows827 10/25/19 02:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

One other thing - the tongue jack works just fine on battery but nothing else will inside.
brows827 10/25/19 01:55pm Tech Issues
Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Hi - I'm a newbie RV'er and I'm having an issue. You guys have helped me before, and I'm hoping you might be able to help again. My Rockwood Roo 19 (2014) has been in storage on shore power for a couple weeks, and I just picked it up for a weekend boondocking. When I picked it up, I was getting power without a problem and it showed the battery full (it was also hooked up to the car). I arrived and got set up, but now I'm not getting any 12v power. I checked my circuit breakers on the converter - none are tripped and fuses are good. I switched the converter circuit breaker off and back on and the fan runs for a couple seconds then stops (maybe since battery is full?). After I disconnected from the generator, I checked the panel and the battery briefly flashed full, then nothing. Can't get any power to it. Any ideas what the issue might be? Bad connection? Bad converter? It's a new battery so that hopefully shouldn't be the issue. Thank you in advance - as always I appreciate your insight.
brows827 10/25/19 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Newbie Electrical Issue - Advice Needed Please

Depending upon the water heater model, there may be a little switch in the outside compartment that turns on/off the AC element. The switch inside may only be for gas operation. That’s how ours is. From what I found online, they use 12A on electric which is exactly what you said you have unexplained. Search Google images for “suburban water heater outside switch”. You're a genius! Went outside and found the heater compartment. This looks to be likely what was happening. Thank you! And everyone! And just to confirm - this switch should only control the water heater, but nothing else like the refrigerator?
brows827 09/27/19 03:46pm Tech Issues
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