funny thing happened...i was checking out the fuses and as i was pulling the one all the way on the left out it was in so tight that it also pulled the back 'panel' (red plate-also you can sort of see at the top of the 4 fuses is a metal plate under each top of the fuse) and as i took the fuse out, all the lights came on running on battery
except for the bathroom light. i replaced the fuse and it was still working. we thought that perhaps the metal plate was a connector of some sort an wasn't touching properly and when i moved the fuse/plate i reconnected whatever was disconnected. Does this sound possible or likely?? any hints on the bathroom light? ie, how do i test for one light not working from the battery?
thank you again and again for your suggestions and time.
note: another issue is that a few weeks ago i plugged in my 7plug to the TV and something shorted. i changed a bad fuse in the vehicle, but none of the running or rear lights on the camper are working anymore. my plan was to test each of the wires going from the camper to the TV to see if one of them shorted and need to be replaced. When we tested these lights before the fuse blew, they all worked except for the side red oval light on the left of the front door. but don't think these 2 things are related...