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Old 10-03-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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Electrical Receptacles don't work now

Am owner of a 76 Airstream International for less than a month. For inane reasons, not worth an explanation, I had to unplug and replug in the power cord from the trailer to the house several times this weekend. After one of these unplugging and replugging events, I noticed the Bathroom receptacle (rear bath) and Bedroom receptacle were not working although the overhead lights in both rooms were working, and receptacles in the forward quarters were working. After a subsequent unplugging and replugging, none of the receptacles worked but the overhead lights in the entire trailer and refrid were working. Can any one figure out what is wrong and how to fix it?? I did check the fuses (none were blown) and the switch box (none were tripped)
P.S. The power cord from the trailer is at present connected to the house by means of a 3 pronged receptable from the house, an adaptor and then the power cord. Thank you for any help. Am an older single woman and dont know much about this stuff. Hope I didnt seriously mess up!

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Old 10-03-2005, 12:39 PM   #2
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the overhead lights are on the 12v circuit, so their power is coming from the battery.

the 110v receptacles work via the circuit breaker panel. one of those circuits has tripped...or, the breaker that governs the circuit on which your external extension cord that is providing power to the trailer has tripped. (not hard to do with a long extension cord).

Its hard to tell if a circuit breaker has tripped just by looking at it. best to switch it all the way in one direction, then all the way back to the other to make sure its re-set properly.
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