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I'm a new owner of a 2012 Jayco 1207 tent trailer and this past weekend ran into some issues on our 3rd trip of the season. It was our first run at a non electric site and sure enough our trailer wouldn't pop up (electric pop up). To my dismay the crankshaft for the feet isn't the crankshaft i need to manually pop the trailer up. After getting some help from another camper we ruled out a blown fuse or dead battery but he identified for me that my wiring harness is just a 4 way spliced to a 7 prong connector, told me that it's not charging my battery and won't lift the roof when connected to the vehicle as a result as well. We got the trailer up eventually after running over a 100' of extension cords to the nearest outlet. After this my propane didn't work even though the tanks were full and working (tried on the BBQ) and we used the propane successfully for the water heater the previous trip a few weeks earlier.

So my questions are.
1) How do i manually pop up an electric pop up?
2) With a proper wiring harness installation would i be able to pop it up when connected to a running vehicle?
3) what can i do to see if there's a blockage in the propane system, do i have to take it in for service or is there something I can try myself first?

Thanks in advance.

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Welcome to the Escapee forums! We don't have a lot of owners of popup trailers here but many of us did travel in one in the past so we will give it a shot at helping you. One of the best sources of help with things of this nature is YouTube and in this case I find some possible answers. Here is what I'd watch first.

NO 12 volt DC power but everything works when plugged in    

Next, thake a look at this one: Powering Your Jayco

If you look around on YouTube you may well find some other videos that will help you a great deal, but I suggest that when you have time you would also be well served to take the time to read The 12V Side of Life by Mark Nemeth. There are two sections to this article and they are as good an explaination of how an RV system works as I have seen. 

Welcome to our group and I hope that these links are helpful. It has been some time since I last worked on a popup but please do return and let us know how things work out for you.


Good travelin !...............Kirk

Full-time 11+ years...... Now seasonal travelers.
Kirk & Pam's Great RV Adventure



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