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Camplite Truck Camper / Re: Fuse panel issues?
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:52:41 PM »
Lymanguy, really appreciate your account on your repair!

Camplite Truck Camper / Re: Fuse panel issues?
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:49:48 PM »
I should also add that it is ridiculous how rough cut the holes are for the wires coming into the fixtures and zero conduit or loom to protect them. Very disappointed in the lack of craftsmanship there. Makes you wonder what else is going to be an issue.

Camplite Truck Camper / Re: Fuse panel issues?
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:45:38 PM »
Finally got to working on my lights. Finally figured I had power at each fixture but had a short in the ground somewhere between the fuse panel and the cab over bed lights. Ended up just running a separate ground for those lights. That fixed that. Replaced bulbs with LED. Much better, very little heat. Obviously low power draw.

Camplite Truck Camper / Re: Fuse panel issues?
« on: May 05, 2017, 07:16:01 PM »
Thanks for the pointers and basically verifying my methodology!

Camplite Truck Camper / Fuse panel issues?
« on: May 03, 2017, 03:06:23 PM »
After buying my 2012 Camplite TC10 truck camper I had a few issues.  Something blew the first night and the main light bank (overheads - switch by the door) went out.  BTW, the kitchen light and bathroom light still work but the other 4 on the same switch by the door went out (have checked switches on the fixture themselves as well).  I checked the fuse panel and breakers (we were on shore power) and no issues.  After getting home with the camper, I pulled all the fuses and found an undocumented blown 15a fuse at the bottom of the board ( I originally thought these were just spare fuses).  I replaced it but still nothing.  I rooted around in the old forum and found out about the 7 way plug fuse hidden under the sink - sure enough, that was blown as well.  Changed it out and still no interior overhead lights although I didn't expect that given the listed task of this fuse (camper not on truck either).

I have dropped the 2 main light fixtures and found the aluminum shavings many have mentioned and cleaned that up.  I checked bulbs of course and they were fine but I replaced them with LED's while I was at it.  I haven't pulled the ones in the cabover bed yet but I will to clean aluminum shavings and replace bulbs. 

I had some charge in the battery early in the trip when I bought the camper (took a long road trip to buy it) but it completely died at some point.  When I got home there was no acid over the plates and even after replenishing with distilled water it wouldn't take a charge so I expect it shorted along the trip.  I, in turn, bought a Lifeline group 31 XT that fits in the battery box and have battery power in the camper now. 

I should also mention that the TV fuse blew during the trip for some reason.  I guess we had a power surge from something?   

I guess my questions are, has anyone experienced anything similar?  Could it be a power surge took out this circuit?  It seems like the 15a fuse would have blown.  I can see a small discoloration beside the fuse holder on the circuit board but it's not green like corrosion and it's not on the fuse holder.  It's a small dot of red beside the fuse.  I haven't pulled the whole fuse box yet to view it from behind yet but I guess that's next.  I was thinking I could always pull the wires from the fuse box and connect them to a separate fuseable link but I'm not sure how that would affect the A/C circuit?

Anyway, any suggestions or things to check are greatly appreciated.  I'm running out of ideas.

Many thanks, Matt

Camplite Truck Camper / Re: New member intro and picture
« on: May 03, 2017, 11:26:44 AM »
Thank you everyone.  I think the bones of the camper are very solid.  Just trouble shooting a couple issues.  I'll post them in a different thread. So far the fit seems to be very good for our family and our needs.

This worked on my 2012 Camplite truck camper.  Has the switch on the outside.  The lens had the 4 tabs.


Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: aluminum shavings in trailers
« on: April 28, 2017, 04:08:36 PM »
Those that had light flickering issues, did it end with a clean up or did you have to replace fixtures?  I have a "new to me" unit that had issues shortly after buying it, however, I also had a battery issue.  That said, I have a new lifeline battery on order - but the lights didn't work either when plugged into shore power.  Labeled fuse was good, however, I'll go through other fuses after I get the battery and start a full on trouble shooting mission.

Camplite Truck Camper / New member intro and picture
« on: April 28, 2017, 11:40:06 AM »
Just bought our first truck camper after several years of looking.  Found a lot of old wooden framed rotted and delaminated TC's in NC in the budget I wanted to keep within.  Finally expanded my search westward where there are many more.  That plus all the rotted, leaky, and delaminated TC's I had found pushed me toward the Camplite models.  I ended up buying a Camplite Quicksilver TC10 in Colorado.  Seems to be a really good fit for our family with the top bunk over the couch and the low maintenance construction.  Here is a picture after picking it up in Colorado.  It was my 9 year old's spring break so we made picking up the TC an adventure.  Spent some time in Colorado Springs and Estes Park - Rocky Mountain National Park.  A few small issues on the initial trip like a bad battery but we were fairly well prepared. Camped our way back home for great family memories.

Camplite Truck Camper / Re: 8.6C and truck
« on: April 20, 2017, 12:35:15 AM »
Curious what you ended up doing? Did you buy the 8.6?

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