Hi, and this forum is great, by the way.
I just acquired a 1999 Scamp 16'. There are some issues with the running lights - tail, turn, brake. I have some electrical experience, and I'm confident I can figure it all out, but a little boost from some other people's experience might save me some time. Here's what I'm seeing:
First thing we noticed is that the tail and brake lights are so dim as to be invisible in sunlight. Some of this is because of corroded and dirty sockets. But I also found with a meter that I don't get full 12V at the sockets, just 8 or so. The voltage coming off my TV is a solid 12.63, so something is happening between there and the taillights. As an aside, possibly relevant, a previous owner had removed the 7-pin round RV connector and brought the connector down to a simple 4-pin inline (one for running lights, one each for R & L turns, together for brake, and ground). Was that done correctly? I will find out, because I want to get back to using the brakes.
Second, it seems there is some miswiring. The guy I bought it from said that an owner before him had done some rewiring to accommodate a television. He had no idea what that entailed, but warned me the wiring was not all stock. Anyway, the reason I think something is crossed is that, when I turn on the RH turn signal, the upper and lower fixtures blink alternately. That's not intended, is it?
I'll have to trace out some wiring, but access is difficult, so any pointers on that would be useful.
Does anyone have experience in fixing these kinds of issues you could share?