Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-26-2007, 05:58 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Jeff_S's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 160
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ted III:
Jeff S., what you are describing by mis-aligning a 1 of the 2 hot legs on the plug is more or less impossible on a 50AMP/125V circuit. ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Well I was describing what DID happen to me recently. I physically inserted the Marinco plug into the coach at the utilities bay improperly. One of the connectors inside the plug on the end of the cord became mis-aligned and was not making contact with the coach terminal. I only had 120VAC on one of the legs inside the coach. After determining 120VAC was available at the outlet on the house, but NOT in the coach, I started checking for voltage along more intermediate points in the system.

I ended up visually finding 1 of the 3 internal contacts on the Marinco plug was shifted out of place. Dis-assembling the plug and re-aligning the contact solved the issue.

Within 30 minutes of finding the front air conditioner not working, everything was in working order. I'm much more careful now to align the plug straight into the receptacle on the coach.
__________________

__________________
"When you see a shooting star, remember those race drivers taken
from us and are now driving in the Gran Prix of The Heavens"
** Ayrton Senna, May 1, 1994 ** Dale Earnhardt, February 18, 2001
Jeff_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-28-2007, 08:38 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
Jeff- I would agree with Ted's caution, not as to impossibility (e.g. there was a previous post about ground prong not making contact), but rather that the possibility indicates a seriously worn plug on the cord or coach or both. Plugs wear out over time, and worse than a missed connection will be a near missed connection that will produce a lot of heat and maybe start a fire. I've had more than one plug end melt over the years. Might want to think about new plug on the cord and new receptacle guts.
__________________

__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 10:37 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
Jeff_S's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 160
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by EngineerMike:
Jeff- I would agree with Ted's caution ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thanks Ted & Mike, I'll probably do a re-inspect on the cord.

BTW, I'm an "engineer" also, specifically an Electrical Engineer ...
but don't call me EngineerJeff
__________________
"When you see a shooting star, remember those race drivers taken
from us and are now driving in the Gran Prix of The Heavens"
** Ayrton Senna, May 1, 1994 ** Dale Earnhardt, February 18, 2001
Jeff_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 10:56 AM   #32
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 3
Jeff S
are you a Drag racer?
I see in your signature,,,your remembering Eric Medlin.
I just though it was odd the see Eric's name on a MH forum.
__________________
Hagen SST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 01:45 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Jeff_S's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 160
PM sent. Thanks for asking.

Jeff
__________________
"When you see a shooting star, remember those race drivers taken
from us and are now driving in the Gran Prix of The Heavens"
** Ayrton Senna, May 1, 1994 ** Dale Earnhardt, February 18, 2001
Jeff_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 03:59 PM   #34
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 3
Jeff
PM back at ya
and Thank you for thinking of us racers.
__________________

__________________
Hagen SST is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
Bedroom power lost John & Terri Excel Owner's Forum 5 02-14-2009 01:02 PM
Intermittent electrical problem - no mirror power or camera power born2camp Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 5 07-14-2008 04:45 PM
Lost 110 Power DonGee Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 6 07-05-2008 02:01 PM
Lost coach power Rich and Cork Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 8 05-24-2008 07:03 PM
Lost electrical power to both slides & jacks...Any Ideas ?? Gregg Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 5 07-13-2005 05:22 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.