24 to 27 Volts AC To Frame On Forest River Fifth Wheel

by Rex
(Nebraska)

Question: We have a 2003 Forest River Cherokee fifth wheel 275L travel trailer that has a short in the electrical system that is sending 24 to 27 volts AC electicity to the frame or ground area of the trailer and we have traced the variable voltage to some where around the entrance door of the camper and wanted to know the wiring schematics of where the wiring is located in the floor in that area so to see how to get to the wiring.




Robbie: Are you sure its AC Volts and not DC? If it is AC it sounds like you have a "converter bleed". This is a short in your converter contaminating the 12V ground side. Simple test you can do just remove 110V to your converter only and test the frame. If you still have AC voltage to the frame you need to call a tech.
Wiring diagrams from the factory will not show you where the wires have been run in the floor or walls or ceiling they are point to point only. You can call Forrest River and maybe get an answer from the Customer Service Dept but I'm not sure even they can help you.

Thanks for the Question Good Luck,
Robbie

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