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Old 01-04-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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We have a 1977 Trade Wind and right now 2 of our outlets dont have power coming through. They used to work fine. I tried looking for a blown fuse but done see any fuses blown? does anyone know anything else I could try or ??
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:59 PM   #2
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Two possibilities: one is a GFIC has tripped. Look for any outlet with a set of little buttons on it and press the reset on.

Second is to turn all the circuit breakers off fully then back on. Sometimes they trip without looking like they are off. If it is a GFIC circuit breaker, that will reset them also.

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Old 01-04-2014, 02:08 PM   #3
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If the circuit breakers are not the problem, I'd go next to removing the outlets to see if there is a wire that has broken or or come loose from a wire nut. This could either be at one of the outlets that doesn't work, or one of the ones that does. If you're not comfortable with working with AC circuits get help from someone who is. Make sure your trailer is unplugged from shore power and any power inverters are disconnected. If in doubt, use a circuit tester to check for current before touching any bare wires.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:21 PM   #4
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Many of the outlets on an Airstream of that era were wired in series parallel, or daisy chained. If you have a couple of outlets not working, open the one closest to the breaker box and check for loose or burned wires.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:35 PM   #5
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1977 did not have GFIC beakers - unless a PO installed them. I have had beakers go bad on me - the only way to know is to get a circuit tester and check them or replace them with one you know is working - one at a time.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:05 PM   #6
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I had a 72 Trade Wind and them wires had been through a lot. The previous comments all good. My power inverter had been replaced but the old housing and fuse block was kept. And possibly somewhere down the line before we have the internet and this forum someone could have retired things. I would take some time to track down all of your wiring ad best you can and document the circuits. That way when you're camping in cold weather and the furnace stops working or a breaker trips you'll know where to tap the wall.

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