Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-30-2018, 02:25 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
2006 16' International CCD
San Luis Obispo , California
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Cool No 12v power but inverter works?

So, our furnace was on and I was boiling water for coffee. I tun on the water to wash a few leftover dishes and everything shuts down. No power to anything. I checked everything I could think of and finally narrowed the problem to something in the power distribution area. I was able to bypass this by putting a battery near the fuse panel and running power directly to the + and - leads going into the fuse panel. Everything worked fine with this set up. My question is what is there between the battery and fuse panel that could stop the flow of power? This is a 2006 16' Bambi. The power from battery goes into front of trailer to a power distribution area under bench seat, next to fresh water tank, inverter, water pump and what looks like a solenoid. From this area the power goes back to fuse box which is under bed in back of trailer. What could be stopping the power from getting to fuse box? I hope someone can shed so light on this. Thank you. Tres
trestile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2018, 03:37 PM   #2
Half a Rivet Short
2017 30' Classic
2022 Interstate 24X
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 14,862

The "normal" AS trailer has self reset breakers in the "distribution" block at the front of the trailer. However, the inverter "normally" wires straight to the battery. ( = it bypasses the distribution stuff). The gotcha is that the wire that enables the inverter may (or may not) be fed through the distribution area breakers.

As with many things electrical, the approach is to grab your multimeter (or get one if you don't have one). You start at the battery and make sure it has 12V. Work from there towards the fuse panel.

uncle_bob is offline   Reply With Quote


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shore power running but alternating to inverter kkdesigns Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 13 10-09-2017 07:18 PM
12V Power Plug in for 12v T.V. Undertaker Electronics & Connectivity 12 09-10-2016 09:53 AM
Cross fed 12v...pulled fuse for radio but still had power rdepas Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 9 08-06-2016 11:26 AM
New Airstream w/factory inverter: lights but no outlet power ciparis Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 7 10-16-2014 01:56 PM
New Radio/CD works on 12V but not 110 Austin Runner Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 3 04-25-2004 08:20 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.