Coachmen Clipper Sport 106 - Add Battery

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  1. Matt_C

    Matt_C New Member

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    I have a 2005 Coachmen Clipper Sport 106 that I purchased last year. When I purchased it there was no battery box or battery installed on the front. I am now looking to add one onto the pup.
    I figured that the previous owner just disconnected/cut the wires, so I just took a brief look under the trailer and I don't see anything I think would be the correct wires there.

    Does anyone have some pics of a similar setup and/or a wiring diagram for this trailer? Colour codes for the wires that I would be looking for.
    Any help at all really :)

    Thanks in advance
     
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    NMroamer Well-Known Member

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    I would look for a converter first so that you have something to connect the battery to.
    Might have been removed.
     
  3. Matt_C

    Matt_C New Member

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    Yes the power converter is there.
    The camper works hooked up to shore power and everything functions properly.
     
  4. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    This is how my coachmen was wired, presumably by the dealer

    Ring terminals @ the battery, in line fuse near the batt +, batt - wired to frame with ring terminal/star washer/screw. A crappy yellow crimp splice to the main charge line. The existing charge line from the traile/TV connector was spiced into, the existing charge line + connected to the power center via a red wire designated for 12v + input.

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    Excellent. Thanks for the diagram. That really helps me visualize it.
    I took another look and did find a light blue wire that has a splice connector with one of the cables cut off. I'm guessing that could be the one I'm looking for.
    There is also a grounding point with a broken cable on it, so that was probably where the negative was grounded.
    I'm up in Canada so I'll have to wait until I can get the camper out this spring to look inside at the wires to see if that is the correct one or not, but at least I've got a lead.

    Still open to other suggestions if anyone has any help. Thanks all for the quick responses!
     
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    The blue wire is probably for brakes. Follow it and see if it goes to the back of the wheels.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I saw that the light blue wire is marked for brakes on most wiring diagrams, but my trailer doesn't have brakes.
     
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    Been a while, but I finally got around to looking at this again. Found the right wire. My coachman has a 6 pin adapter built into the tongue where you plug a 6 pin harness into. In my case, the old owner converted this to a 4 pin and I found the +12v pink wire and blue brake wires cut off and tucked inside electrical tape. I verified the pink wire goes to the red wire of the power center designated for +12v input from battery. So I think I have the wires figured out. Thanks rabird for putting me on the right track!

    My next question would be, should I tap into the +12v wire on the trailer, or use the cut off end on the harness that plugs into the trailer 6 pin and tow vehicle 4 pin?
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    Should I just run from the battery back inside the camper to the red 12v+ wire from the power center?

    Hopefully someone can follow what I'm asking.
    Thanks again for any help with this.
     
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  10. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    I think I'd just hook onto the pick wire you mentioned if you are not gonna add vehicle charging, just tie the batt + the the wire that is there.
     

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