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Old 01-06-2019, 01:30 PM   #1
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No electricity

Watching tv last night with 2 lights on and suddenly I'm sitting in the dark with no power...I'm new to airstreams I have a 1978 excella I got power at the tree but nothing at the breakers?? Am I missing something like a converter or something and if so where is it located? I found something like a charger up by the batteries but no idea how to get to it..please someone with more experience help a nubby out please I've tore this thing apart sortta
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:07 PM   #2
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You actually have 3 electrical systems in your trailer.

First the running lights which run off the tow vehicle which would not be a factor.

Second the 120v system which powers 120 outlets, is powered by your city power hookup, and sends power to the house battery and converter which it sounds like you mentioned finding

Third the 12 volt system which is connected to the house battery which powers interior lights, and fans and is powered both by the tow vehicle and the city power supply.

First, did you loose power to the 120 volt circuits, 12 volt circuits or both?
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:03 PM   #3
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120 the shore power the batteries were dead when I got it it's on the list to replace but for now there's literally no power..the converter behind the couch though is there a way to access this or do I need to remove the couch it shows an access panel from the top but shy of taking the couch out (which looks like it would suck doing) how do I access it? It's in a plastic tub from what I can see with only a top opening.
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Not sure about 79 but you may need working batteries for anything 12v DC to work.

No power if you plug a 120 AC device into a wall outlet? Did you check if you have power coming into and coming out of the breakers ?. Did you find the breakers tripped?

12volts may give you a few sparks but 120 can be serious business. Be careful.

A service manual, not an owners manual, would help you a lot.
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Find your breakers. I'm talking about the one's that look like house breakers. Regardless of how they look, flip them all fully off and back on. Sometimes they can internally trip without it being apparent by looking at them.

Then, verify your shore power is working correctly. For that, you'll need a device like Progressive Industries surge protector, or similar, that detects and displays the condition of the power at the post.
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or similar, that detects and displays the condition of the power at the post.
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You can find a plug circuit and polarity checker at any hardware store for a couple of bucks.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:21 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone I found a burnt wire when I was replacing a circuit breaker thinking maybe it was bad it's the horse shoe shaped one that connects the top pole and the bottom pole so gonna buy a new piece of wire tomorrow and see if that's the issue if not gonna have to get a r.v. mechanic and let an expert tip fix it ..again thank you for all your help
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Well up date the problem was a few issues it was the real under the bed then that caused a short in the junction box which also destroyed my circuit breaker box so I hired a professional and it's all up and fixed now I just gotta buy a electrical shore power cord reel but for the time it's just been bypassed
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