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Old 01-10-2019, 12:27 PM   #1
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Partial Power Loss in 2006 Journey

In RV park, had full power to all circuits this morning. came back to RV and found overhead Lts, bath fan, refrigerator, isle Lts, bed lamps, bedroom fan, and monitor Lt were w/o power. all breakers checked good. only thing left to check was the GFCI switch by the bath sink. sure enough after hitting test button and resetting everything works again. not sure why circuit tripped. But wanted everyone to be aware that this might be the culprit if you have partial power loss.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:28 PM   #2
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My fuse in mu converter will blow from time to time. Causes same issue.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:29 PM   #3
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But I didn't read the while post no that isn't the answer.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:43 PM   #4
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I think your battery disconnect is also off. All of the thing that went out are typically run on 12 volts. Its either that, or your house battery is dead.

Right now they are running on your converter only.

The battery disconnect switch should be by the door.
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not filmilier with your coach but most lighting is 12 volts. Not 120 as is the GFI so don't know how that fixed your problem. Bath fan is usually 12 volts also. I'm cornfused
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YOu may want to check your ATS. Where ever it is go to it and listen to it, It should not be chattering. Also check your whore power cable plug for how warm it is while plugged in. Then pull it (after opening the circuit breaker) and look at the plug itself and look for black or burnt marks on it. Now while you have this disconnected, Open your ATS box (make sure you don't have the generator running or the invert on) and look at all the connections in it. There should not be any melted or burnt cable ends. While in there make sure all the lugs are tight. IF you have any of the symptoms that I mentioned then you need to get them fixed prior to plugging back in because they are signs of high resistance or high current draw.
All of these things can lead to a breaker tripping which can also lead to fire.
Good luck and happy hunting down the issue.
I more thing, if you don't have a Surge Protector then I would recommend that you get one, for this too can save you lots of money and heartache down the road.
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In RV park, had full power to all circuits this morning. came back to RV and found overhead Lts, bath fan, refrigerator, isle Lts, bed lamps, bedroom fan, and monitor Lt were w/o power. all breakers checked good. only thing left to check was the GFCI switch by the bath sink. sure enough after hitting test button and resetting everything works again. not sure why circuit tripped. But wanted everyone to be aware that this might be the culprit if you have partial power loss.
None of the items you listed (with the possible exception of the fridge if you're running it on AC) run on 120V AC, they're all 12V DC. The GFCI should have no effect on them since it is part of the 120V AC wiring.

You can see how the GFCI is wired by looking at the Body, 110 Volt Wiring Diagram for your coach.
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Thanks for advice on ATS. Will check it out. I do have a surge protector. ...
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