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Old 11-13-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Can you help with Electrical/Power problem?

Hubby and I just began our full-time journey on Saturday (yipee for that!). We've encountered our first seemingly major issue.

We've been hooked to shore power successfully for the past 5 days. Since this morning, however, we have lost power to our outside outlet, outlet under our dinette (we're in a 27FB International Serenity), TV in living area (although the green light for the antenna boost is on), refrigerator and water heater. Everything else seems to be in working order, including the rear BR TV, A/C and microwave. We've checked breakers in the 7300 Converter Panel (flipped all off and on again, just in case) - and by all appearances all of the fuses seem to be intact.

HELP? Confounded in Florida.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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The outside outlet may be protected by a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) somewhere in the line. Check any other GFCI's in the trailer and try the reset button. You ay also have a dedicated GFCI circuit breaker in the service box. Jeff
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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The outside outlet may be protected by a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) somewhere in the line. Check any other GFCI's in the trailer and try the reset button. You ay also have a dedicated GFCI circuit breaker in the service box. Jeff
We did check the GFCI in the bathroom to no avail and the only one at the service box - again, nothing :-(
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try flipping the breaker gfci all the way to off and then back to on.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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Well, it took a while, but my wife & I got our electric problem fixed. It had us stumped and even with the help of a couple of local experts in our RV park we were not able to source the problem our selfs. We called Mobile RV Service (in Sarasota, Fl) & they dispatched a tech the next day. It took the tech over an hour to find the source of the short. The zone that carried the fridge, hot water heater, outside electric & most importantly rear TV was not carry power. The problem was traced to the kitchen outlet next to the small windows in our 2011 27' FB. A new outlet was installed, problem solved ! The original outlet had a cracked plastic clip that was not allowing a good contact.
After being on shore power for a week, that zone went out, but now what are back at full power. It was $75 for the service call (money well spent vs. towing our AS to their shop) & 1.5 hours of labor and $14.00 for a new outlet for a total of around $240. Wish we didn't have to spend that money this week. We also have our 2006 F250 diesel in the shop to get our turbo cleaned out (another $450). But, we were stumped, as well as the local experts, so it needed to be done.
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Well, it took a while, but my wife & I got our electric problem fixed. It had us stumped and even with the help of a couple of local experts in our RV park we were not able to source the problem our selfs. We called Mobile RV Service (in Sarasota, Fl) & they dispatched a tech the next day. It took the tech over an hour to find the source of the short. The zone that carried the fridge, hot water heater, outside electric & most importantly rear TV was not carry power. The problem was traced to the kitchen outlet next to the small windows in our 2011 27' FB. A new outlet was installed, problem solved ! The original outlet had a cracked plastic clip that was not allowing a good contact.
After being on shore power for a week, that zone went out, but now what are back at full power. It was $75 for the service call (money well spent vs. towing our AS to their shop) & 1.5 hours of labor and $14.00 for a new outlet for a total of around $240. Wish we didn't have to spend that money this week. We also have our 2006 F250 diesel in the shop to get our turbo cleaned out (another $450). But, we were stumped, as well as the local experts, so it needed to be done.
Glad you got your electrical fixed. Your truck may be another cause for concern. How many miles on it? Has it had any issues as far as overheating or loss of power? Has the egr been deleted, cooling system flushed, any a number of other issues those diesel engines can have if you are near the 100,000 mile mark. That can easily turn into a 4 or 5 thousand dollar job.
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