What exactly is this? Don't make fun of me.... :)

Sep 9, 2008
20
Tampa Florida
Ok.... I am not really a very handy person mechanically..... I work on humans, lol, I am a nurse. But my wife and I bought our Rockwood Freedom and it has a power lift to open the camper and not a crank system. I tried it today and it isn't working. So me...being the non-mechanical guy I am , I opened the battery box and the battery is fully charged 12.65. there is this little metal fuse box thing and I jiggled it (mechanical term), and it started to go up and down when I pushed the button to do so.... So, I am assuming it must be some relay switch thing associated with the lift system. I believe if it fails, I can manually crank it up with the handle but seems awkward or not straight forward. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent my frustration as I wish I knew more mechanically, but I am willing to learn and I even think I am going to replace the scissor jacks on it as the ones on them seem to be all rusted....boy that will be fun to see if I can do it without going to the Emergency Room, LOL. Anyway, I will post a picture of it if anyone knows what it is. Thanks everyone.....
 

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bupkis

Howdy!
Mar 3, 2006
7,954
N. TX
please take a picture of the way the battery is wired so you can put if back correct or mark all wires!

that's a double circuit breaker for the electric lift like the link below
generally they self reset if tripped, or have a reset button.
Their amp rating to trip may be marked on the other side, using two in parallel doubles the trip rating.
that burned red wire does not look good!

https://wiringproducts.com/collections/bussmann-short-stop-circuit-breakers

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Sep 9, 2008
20
Tampa Florida
Ok, you are talking way above my head, lol. Sorry, I do not know anything about wiring but I guess I may have to take it to an RV repair shop to replace that red wire. But I will take a look at it! Thanks, real appreciate your input!
 

Jkoht

Active Member
Aug 10, 2020
168
It's a self resetting fuse. Don't take that anywhere, just cover some of the rough coating spots with some electrical tape. Tighten the connections as well as clean them up with a brush.
 

Jimbow

Super Active Member
Silver Supporting Member
Nov 30, 2012
2,085
X2 this is an easy first project. Take several pictures of the wiring. Pick up some electrical contact cleaner and dielectric grease. Remove each bolt, clean, grease, and replace. As mentioned above, wrap the rougher spots on the cable with electrical tape. Then overwrap again. It will be good if you can position the wires away from the battery.

There may be a small spark as you reconnect, it's nothing to stress over. Once you do that, you will be ready to replace the battery when necessary.
 




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