Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-09-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
JUST LOOKIN
 
Currently Looking...
MALIBU , California
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 25
Images: 1
Ground fault light on 1972 argosy

My small exterior ground fault indicator light on the left rear side of the trailer is glowing orange?
Does this indicate a ground fault or not?
thanks
__________________

__________________
LOREN SILVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,139
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
That is not a ground fault indicator.
It indicates that the power to the coach is wired incorrectly.
In most cases when this light is wired in it's original way. It indicates the hot wire and neutral are reversed. This can be a result of the Shore Power cable being wired incorrectly or the power source itself is wired wrong.
In either case, the shell of the trailer can be hot. Which means you could get shocked under the right conditions when you touch the trailer.
You need to get this corrected as soon as possible. DO NOT PLUG THE COACH IN UNTIL YOU ARE SURE IT IS WIRED CORRECTLY.
__________________

__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,204
Images: 25
For 5 to 10 dollars you can get a simple to use outlet tester that will safely tell you in a few seconds if an outlet is wired correctly.

at Home Depot
__________________
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 10:26 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOREN SILVA View Post
My small exterior ground fault indicator light on the left rear side of the trailer is glowing orange?
Does this indicate a ground fault or not?
thanks
Airstream calls that light a "ground fault" light.

It tells you that the trailer shell is not "grounded" properly, therefore a "fault".

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 09:41 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,139
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
Reverse Polarity Light

It was called a "Reverse Polarity Light", back in the day. attached is an explanation of it's function.

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/...arityLight.png
__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.