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Old 07-25-2022, 09:30 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me if there is a fuse box on the inside of the FF139? Just replaced battery and fuse outside and still no power? Appreciate it
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Old 07-25-2022, 09:42 AM   #2
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Yes -- it is part of the converter -- open the little black swing-out door and you should see the fuse box.

Pro tip -- use a fuse puller to take out the fuses. Do not use a needle nose pliers.

Don't ask how I know this.
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Old 07-25-2022, 09:50 AM   #3
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Thank you! I'm not in the camper right now but can you tell me where the converter box is and I'll open it when I get home
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On all of the 139 models I have seen (four of them), the converter box is on the rear wall of the trailer, low down, near the bathroom. It's made of black plastic.
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Old 07-25-2022, 11:33 AM   #5
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Thank you. I'll check it tonight

Appreciate your help!
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Old 07-26-2022, 01:16 PM   #6
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Found the fuses. Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-29-2022, 03:02 PM   #7
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Next up, the discussion about the “Master” cut-off switch in the center of the pass thru storage compartment !
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Old 08-01-2022, 07:44 AM   #8
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Bought a 3500 wall generator this weekend to power everything (especially AC) Still need to figure out how to get battery working when generators off. Replaced battery, but still no power to the camper
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Old 08-01-2022, 09:14 AM   #9
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There is often an in-line fuse on the positive cable battery -- it's in a little silver box near the battery. Maybe that's the problem? Let us know.
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Correction -- some in line fuse boxes are black, not silver. Mine is silver.
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I have to shut off the main fuse in the converter box to change that? Keeps sparking when I change out that fuse by the battery
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Hmm. What keeps sparking -- the battery terminal or the fuse??

In any event, you probably already know this, but if not -- you need to hit the battery disconnect switch when changing the fuse. The battery switch is probably a silver bell shaped knob on your master control panel -- push it in to disconnect the battery.
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And Rip, you called it!! Except that the 139 does not have a pass-through.

And Health Trax, good job on asking questions! We were all newbies, once upon a time. It is fun for us old timers to help today's newbies avoid some of the mistakes we made long ago.

Hang in there, and keep asking!!
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There is a fuse (pass through) right off the battery. When the battery is connected, it sparks when I change the fuse. Also, when I put the new battery on, it also sparked when connecting terminals. Hence, locating the converter box innside, I noticed a "main" fuse. I assume, since the fuse was "on", there is a load that is causing the battery (and pass through) to spark. I assume I need to turn the main fuse off, disconnect the battery, then change the passthrough fuse...then work backwards connecting the battery, and turning the the main fuse back on. Sound right? Really appreciate your help
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When you say "turn the main fuse off," are you talking about the disconnect switch? That is a key part of this whole project. Does your trailer have a disconnect switch on the main control panel?

The control panel is not the same thing as the converter box.

You also mention a pass through. I have never seen a 139 with a pass through -- only on the larger trailers. Do you have one??
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I should add that a pass through is a compartment that goes clear from one side of the trailer to the other -- it permits storage of gear under the trailer. 139s are too small for that feature, as far as I know.

In some of the larger models, the battery disconnect switch is located in that pass through area. Sometimes, loose gear can push the switch, cutting off the battery.

Us 139 owners don't have that problem, since we don't have that extra storage area.
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