Hi all hobby 750 advice please

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  1. The plumber

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    Hi,We have just took the plunge & upgraded our trailer tent for a 1999 hobby 750!!! Please don't laugh : )

    Checked everything before we bought it & all ok,
    Drove lovely from Telford to South Wales it wasn't the beast I thought it would be!
    But!!! Since we got back none of the electrics work lighting etc!?
    Looked at the power unit under the passenger seat(it's Lhd) & the light isn't on, also can't seem to get the fuses out to check on the control panel above the door, the manual is in German so doesn't really help.
    Any advice would be great as the wife thinks I've bought a lemon!
    I've checked the trip switch
     
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    Have you turned on the main 12volt power switch?
     
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    dont know much about hobbys but here some things to start with untill somebody more knolwageable comes along;

    are you hooked up to mains electric or working off off 12v

    if mains check the leads in correctly, check thers powere to end of lead,

    if 12v you will need to switch the 12v power on somewhere

    dont panic start at one end ie plug and work your way through to finding the fault.:thumb:

    worst case sinario and you have a lemon, buy some gin:Rofl1:
     
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    Is that above the door?
     
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    12v power is over the door on at lot of m/h, not sure about hobbys press it and see
     
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    Definitely feel like hitting the bottle! LolI've tried mains hook up & 12v but nothing working
    :cry:
     
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    Our Hobby has two switches - near the door. Power switch and below the lighting switch, then switches for individual lights
     
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    On our 1999 750 under passenger seat ( is lhd) the battery charging unit . There is a 3 amp circuit breaker ( it is not a fuse) which may have tripped so you have to press it down to reset if it has tripped. Below this is a red switch which should be pressed in at the top for the on position. If you have mains power connected then this should light up.

    The panel above the door with the dials . The 4 left hand are circuit breakers not fuses. To the right of these are 7 switches which should all be pushed in at the bottom which switches them on. To the immediate right of these is a test switch which is spring loaded so has to be held in on position to read the dials . Tank contents and battery voltage .

    Remember as you come in the door there is a main light switch on the left. Sometimes it gets knocked by accident.

    Any other questions get back to me . :thumb:
     
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    Sounds like Spitfire is your guardian angel. :thumb:

    I've got a Hobby 750 but a later model so layout of wiring, switches, etc rather different. Hope everything's soon up and running. :Smile:
     
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    Have we got leccie now ???? :thumb:
     
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    welcome

    Welcome aboard:Wink:
     
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    The curiosity is killing me :Rofl1: do we have the electric working on our Hobby ??? I saw you said thanks but not sure if that was for the advice or it is actually working now :BigGrin:
     
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    Sorry for the late reply been really busy with work,
    Your advice is greatly appreciated,
    Checked the unit underneath the passenger seat & the 3 amp breaker is missing cant find it anywhere!? So annoyed!
    Does anyone know where I could get a replacement 3amp breaker?


    Thanks again
     
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    We have got replacement breakers from Cramer. Will look to see if we have any paperwork still but was many years ago. I would think a motorhome dealer might be able to help. Is there a space where it should be ??

    If you search on the Internet for Potter & Brumfield circuit breakers you should find a page for T E Connectivity. Look for thermal circuit breakers and that should be what you want.

    Also on EBay if you search ' circuit breakers ' you may find them too
     
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    Hi The plumber!

    Just reading all these posts, it can be so frustrating when you can't get something to work out on a van:Sad: But as you will see there are a lot of really knowledgeable people on here.........hope you are soon sorted out:thumb:

    Bill
     
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    Hi,
    Finally got my electrics sorted by my local auto electrician,
    Ordered the 3amp circuit breaker from ebay but still didn't work,
    He found somebody had used a connector block which had been
    Poorly installed & had melted!!! He said it was lucky it hadn't set on fire!
    He checked through the charging system & found the leisure battery wasn't holding charge so I replaced it with a 110amp battery(£80)
    Now everything is working fine! Chuffed! (He charged me £55 to diagnose & fix)
    A big thank you for your advice : )




    Off subject I had the cambelt kit & a service done by my pal as the service history was a bit sketchy & he found the idler tensioner bracket for the cambelt had a crack in it! Lucky it didn't break!
    Apparently it's a common fault & the new bracket is a lot thicker.
    Just thought I better let people know about this issue.


    Again many thanks
     
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