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Old 02-20-2005, 03:28 PM   #1
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Mystery Circuit?

I was running a small space heater and radio while working on my 1971 Caravel.
Left the trailer for a few minutes got back in and the radio and heater were off. So flipped the circuit breakers on and off, even have let sit for a week now, still no power to any of the 110 outlets. I tried swapping the univolt (working) circuit breaker and the other breaker to see if I had a bad breaker. Univolt still is humming away on either circuit.

Is there a secret fuse or breaker that I am not finding? Any thoughts for a solution?
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:54 PM   #2
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You may have burned off a prong on your power cable.

Check to see if you have 120v coming into the trailer, and check the breakers in your house where the trailer is plugged in.
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Old 02-20-2005, 07:31 PM   #3
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I had a similar problem and traced it to an outlet that had failed. Power came in, but where it looped out of the outlet the metal jumper had burned off. I replaced the outlet and the power flowed thru to the other downsteam outlets. This may be your problem.
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Old 02-20-2005, 10:38 PM   #4
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Airconditioner has the right idea, seems to me. If you're sure you have power flowing thru the breaker box to the 110v wiring on the trailer side of the system, take a multi-meter and test the Romex going to each 110v outlet begining with the closest one to the breaker box on both sides of the outlet. If you are even a little uncomfortable with this procedure, Be extremely careful doing this! 110v at 30 amps WILL get you if you're not careful.

In my trailer, each oulet box is wired to the next one toward the front of the trailer. So you work from rear to front until you find no power on a particular outlet (I believe electricians call this "series" wiring).

Good luck and don't get ZAPPED!

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Old 02-22-2005, 12:07 PM   #5
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Well not sure what I did. Had full voltage out of the breakers, tested outlets all were weak, showing 2 volts. Decided to take apart each outlet to see if a wire was fried. Never found anything but after working on the kitchen outlet all was fine. Decided maybe that was the problem and replaced the outlet. All is fine now. Will see if the prob reoccurs.
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:38 PM   #6
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Sounds like you found the problem and didn't get fried southern crispy.
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:48 PM   #7
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Thats test book electrollis symptoms. Does the coach have aluminum wiring?

Go and redo every connection and coat with a dielectric grease if it has Aluminum wire.
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