Got a call from a neighbor that was checking on things at our property. The electricity was not working in the AS. The fridge had switched over to propane but I suspect that had probably just run out. The fridge propane starter was clicking and the cabin lights indicated that the batteries were very low. The freezer was cold, but thawing.
This is approximately 8 hours away and I won't be able to troubleshoot until I'm down on property in a couple of weeks. This is in the Ft.Davis, Tx area and is fairly 'remote' from a consumer store support infrastructure.
We walked through a couple of steps over the phone, no converter was running, we did have power to the garage/shop, where the Airstream Lives and the shore power breakers in the shop were on and the power cord was plugged in and seated properly. I have a second AC unit and he was able to power it on, however it is on a dedicated / isolated power system.
The display over the vent hood didn't have the power indicator light on.
When he turned on the 12v
lights in the AS, the batteries were almost run down.
He looked at the AC supply breakers in the AS, and the bottom breaker was off. When he tried to turn it on, it immediately flipped indicating a possible short to ground, or maybe a bad breaker.
Fortunately, the freezer had just started to thaw and he removed anything that had the potential of spoiling so we won't have a fridge cleanup to do upon arrival. We replaced the fridge last December, and I don't want that surprise smell again. :-(
Other information. As part of my shutdown procedure when I leave property:
AC/Microwave switch gets switched to Microwave. No lights are left on. Hot water heater is unplugged, no fans are left on. Fridge stays on. We have been on shore power since last September. However it looks like our "never say never" days of not having any electrical problems appear to have ended.
My frustration is that I'm remote and its going to drive me nuts for a couple of weeks.
That said, any thoughts on most plausible failure items, next steps to look at when I get on site, or most likely failure items that I might need to acquire before going down in early Sept? My neighbor may be able to do some very fundamental troubleshooting, but it will be limited and he won't be back for a couple of days. When he does come back out, he will disconnect shore power and try the breaker again, if it stays up, that may eliminate the breaker as the root cause. I need to check my pics to find out if the converter is plugged in or hard wired. If it's plugged in, I'll ask him to unplug it and try the breaker again. Any other ideas or plausible usual suspects are welcomed.
Thanks, in advance.