For +12V I'm using a separate large gauge wire through a battery isolator. I have a camper now, already, but it plugged in at the rear, in my existing trailer jack, so I will need to do some wiring on my truck to run my new lance. Not really confused , just needed to confirm your set up. Having the wires backwards will cause problems. I need to find the female end of said doohickey or find an adapter from a regular 9-prong to hook it up. I believe the wire color in the harness running inside the left frame rail is orange also should be heavier gauge than the rest in the bundle.
Very dissappointed to hear that. Daryl, I'm doing the same thing now, but for a Citation camper. If your brake lights work, or your marker lights work, but nothing works when you turn on both at the same time, your trailer is not grounded to the truck. Newer campers have cut outs to the truck so you can't accidently drain your trucks battery. Do you have a battery isolator installed in the truck? You could do that if you want but the 12 gauge wiring should be enough. You can use some rigid insulation and a rubber mat on top of that to save weight. The wiring may be in your owners manual.
And if you are new to Lance, you might want to check out the Lance Owners of America website. Do you have a 3 way fridge? Did you cut a hole in your right wheel well to mount a 7 flat pin receptacle on your F250? Maxifuse 30A in Power box location 16 for the battery charge circuit and 28 for the Backup light circuit. To further exacerbate the problem, the dealer connected the Lance negative return power lead to frame ground near the connector! The dealer said that they will provide the bed receptacle. You will need to fabricate a spacer to go under the camper, ask the Lance dealer how thick it needs to be. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community.
I wouldn't worry about wiring the aux up. The ground is a big wire going straight to the frame, not the long way around. We need to tow our horse trailer which requires the 7 pin factory trailer plug on the receiver hitch. Is there a battery mounted in the camper, or is the camper powered from a second battery mounted some where in the truck? I'm in the middle of doing the same thing, but the Lance I got is a 2003, and while the book had the weird wiring, the plug that's on mine is a standard 7-pin maybe they wised up or someone changed the plug, but it looks original. A thin coat of grease will help prevent copper oxide from building up. You did the right thing on the wiring.
In addition, thicker wire has less tendency to overheat. Does anyone know if there is breakout wiring under the truck bed for campers, Ford provides? You may thing the rubber caps protect the plug but they tend to hold the water in. You currently have 0 posts. It appears as though Lance has their own, special electrical hookups. The reason for the larger wire is to reduce the fire hazard from an overheated smaller wire being used in the charging line. Other than some changes everyone changes something I suspect , it's a well built and very functional camper.
There is also a big gap at the top between the ones at the side they are not evenly spaced. Match the functions, not the colors. Download this guide, print it and keep it in your toolbox for future reference. The power wire is 6 gauge so that you can run the 3 way fridge from the alternater while driving. If you are local to us, give us a call if you want to schedule a time to have your trailer fixed. Most people don't use this terminology but I do to help keep it all straight.
If you want more deails send me a private message. Where can I get a hot off of my truck? Make sure your ground wire, which is typically white, is securely attached to the frame on both the truck and trailer side. I have an '05 King Ranch F350 diesel long bed single rear wheel. Remember the lower the number the fatter the wire. I can get them for you from the instruction sheet that came with my trailer tow harness package. Notice: All prices on this website are subject to change without notice.
If the unit is still under warranty and you use any plug besides the Lance plug, the warranty is null and void. Have you ever noticed when you unplug a heavy appliance at home - such as your vacuum cleaner - that the plug is hot? So I would assume that is why Lance says to use an 8 gauge charge line? This post can't be removed or moved, please re-post the question in the correct product category. Correct, you just need to put that 40 amp battery in. I'm sure you have the tie-downs already chosen or installed. Just like here, great folks to talk to. It is in excellent condition, and it is an excellent deal. There is no isolator installed in the truck, but there is one installed in the camper.
In your case, you need a 7 pn connector jack to plug into the truck, a 6 pin connector jack to plug into the camper and a 7 pin connector plug to allow your trailer to plug into. At this time we are delighted to announce we have found a veryinteresting nicheto be discussed, that is Lance Camper Wiring Diagram Best Of Many people attempting to find info about Lance Camper Wiring Diagram Best Of and definitely one of them is you, is not it? Your truck would be a standard 7-pin wiring and of course so is the trailer. The most common are happijacks and tork lift brand. Are the additional wires be used to power the furnace fan or water pump or do these devices just grab power off the running lights wire? This lets me run 8 gauge wire, or bigger. The Lance campers also have the ability to run the refrigerators while on the road off the 12V system. It's far from in warranty, it's a 1988 lc980 that's been in storage for 15 years, but I still plan on using a lance factory plug.