Prattline

Submitted: Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:23

morton01

Can someone please help, I have recently purchase a Prattline low tow caravan. The van has been well looked after and just about everything works except for the 12v light. I am trying to find out where the 12v wiring comes out frm or is it connected to the 7 pin plug. Any help would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:40

Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:40
Maybe a stupid question but have you checked the bulb


PIn 2 is the aux feed from a car on a 7 pin plug and should be a black wire.


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Follow Up By: morton01 - Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:48

Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:48
Graeme,

Thankyou for the reply I will be trying each pin seperatly in the morning.
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 12:35

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 12:35
Following Graham's point, the black wire to Pin 2 may be wired within the car (ie at the towbar connector) as either aux power or as reverse light power. Obviously you can check this without the van being connected.
So if you plug in the van, turn on the ignition and select reverse, then, one way or the other, pin 2 should be live. If you then remove the dome or cover to one of the van lights (the easiest on ours is the external dome light), you should find power when you toggle all switches in sight!! (especially switches with brown toggles).
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Follow Up By: morton01 - Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 14:08

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 14:08
Van all fixed now. I found the 12v wires going to the seven pin plug. It was going to the correct terminal a few wires joined it before hand. Removed all wires and started again and placed the 12v circuit on its own 7pin plugs with the fridge.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:41

Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:41
Google is your friend.
Look here
http://www.campertrailers.org/trailer_wiring_diagram.htm

I would guess that the aux/lights would be to the "reverse"

Just stick 12V in there and see what happens or better still connect it to the car..
Regards Philip A
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnray (NSW) - Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:46

Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:46
If the car is not wired for the extras ie 12v power the you will have to use another source. Barnray
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Follow Up By: morton01 - Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:51

Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 22:51
I already have a constant 12v feed a the back of the car for a fan to cool the fridge. Fan was already there when I bought the van. If I could trace the wires from the 12v lights its an easy fix but as all the wiring is hidden behind the panelling its a bit hard.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnray (NSW) - Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 23:28

Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 23:28
Is that thru the correct pin on the trailer connection. You need to make sure that all the connection are going to the right appliance. Barnray
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Follow Up By: morton01 - Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 14:08

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 14:08
Van all fixed now. I found the 12v wires going to the seven pin plug. It was going to the correct terminal a few wires joined it before hand. Removed all wires and started again and placed the 12v circuit on its own 7pin plugs with the fridge.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 07:48

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 07:48
If the 12 volt supply is from the vehicle, the chances are your plug is not wired for 12 volt supply.

Bill.
Bill


I'm diagonally parked in a parallel Universe!
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Follow Up By: morton01 - Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 14:09

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 14:09
Van all fixed now. I found the 12v wires going to the seven pin plug. It was going to the correct terminal a few wires joined it before hand. Removed all wires and started again and placed the 12v circuit on its own 7pin plugs with the fridge.
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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 12:05

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 12:05
For future reference to many Prattline Van questions there is quite a lot info available from other owners on the Discover Downunder Forum at www.discoverdownunder.com.au
I trust this forum's moderator don't take any exception on my posting this reply.
ozjohn.
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Follow Up By: morton01 - Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 14:07

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 14:07
Thanks john wiil keep the link. Van all fixed now. I found the 12v wires going to the seven pin plug. It was going to the correct terminal a few wires joined it before hand. Removed all wires and started again and placed the 12v circuit on its own 7pin plugs with the fridge.
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 14:18

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009 at 14:18
Good news, morton01. On my van, I found that the 'normal' wiring via the 7 pin connector was woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the fridge. Our fridge is the habitual Electrolux/Dometic 3-way, which won't even get out of bed with less than 10 amps current flow. I have ended up, like many others, with a dedicated 12v supply via Anderson plugs from the vehicle. I have a 20AMP fuse plus a 15AMP auto-resetting circuit breaker in the vehicle. The standard trailer wiring is amazingly under-rated to cope with a 15 AMP load. Have fun with your new rig.
Kind regards
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Follow Up By: morton01 - Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 00:24

Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 00:24
Tenpounder, Thankyou for the reply. I Just got back from work and now going away for me rnr with the wife and daughter. Maiden voyage with the prattline. Hope all goes well and I catch some fish
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