Hi there, I've found the advice on these forums to be invaluable so I'm going to throw this out there and see what you all think before spending any $$ to have a repair shop look into this.
I am a relatively new AS owner ('05 Safari 28') and also new to RV's in general. I had made 2 trips with my AS last summer and all electrical systems worked well. By the time we arrived at our 3rd destination in late August, we had no power once connecting to shore power (12V only).
It had only been a few days since leaving our last campground so I was a bit baffled. No sparks flew when I unhooked at our last campground.
Upon further investigation, I found the twist type female connection on the cord that plugs into the camper to be black in areas. I took apart the female end and found some melting within the terminals. Yes, I unplugged from shore power first..
Unfortunately I was unable to find a replacement female plug of this type so I 'hot wired' the 4 wires directly to the male receptacle with electrical tape as a temp. fix. All worked well for the weekend.
Anyway, my poor AS has been in storage ever since as it's been winter and I haven't had a chance to see what caused the short. I have the cord in the garage so I'd like to fix it if possible. Does this sound as simple as some loose terminal screws in the female end?
If so, forgive my lack of electrical knowledge, what is the correct way to re-wire that plug with a new female end? I don't want to cause any further problems/damage by incorrectly connecting the 4 wires.
Any help or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks for reading.