Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Country Coach Owners 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 01-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Scoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 23
No Power to Outlets

I have my 2004 Inspire in the garage for the winter. I keep it plugged into shore power and have two small heaters plugged in. When I went and checked on it today the heaters were off. I looked things over and found the A/C and heat pumps will come on but the wall outlets have no power. The EMS panel isn't getting any input that the coach is plugged into shore power. If I push the charge button for the batteries nothing happens. I checked the breakers and reset on the inverter but nothing. Any ideas?
__________________

__________________
Scoz 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 01-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 14,970
Check any and all GFI's, every outlet in my coach is wired through a GFI.
__________________

__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Scoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 23
I reset the one at the pantry. Maybe I missed one.


Just to add to the post above I had the same situation with the generator running.
__________________
Scoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 148
I ran two heaters in my Endeavor and somehow managed to throw one of the breakers on my inverter. I turned it back on and had power to my outlets.
It's worth a try.

Mike
__________________
2004 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDQ 330 Cummins
S/N 1RF42464342027368
Mtn.Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 10:37 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
dons2346's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,476
Check the GFI and also check the breakers on your inverter. Sounds like you had both heaters on one circuit.
__________________
dons2346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:19 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 925
there maybe more GFI's look in the bedroom. Make sure the Generator circuit breaker is not tripped. I had a 2000 watt inverter and had a breaker on that. And theres always the wonderful possibility that you fried your inverter running the heaters. There's a lot of previous discussion on space heaters and inverters. I talked to an engineer at the place the builds them and he stated that the inverters aren't designed for high current draw for long periods of time. Hope it's just a breaker or gfi. Good luck
__________________
pumper9x9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 09:32 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Scoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 23
I did turn the inverter on and it seems to be working. I could here it buzzing and the convection oven came on. I need to circle around and get all the breakers and GFI's. I will try that and report back. I really appreciate all the help and input.
__________________
Scoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Redding
Posts: 3,412
On my rig, the power to the GFI in the bedroom flows from the circuit breaker panel just above the GFI to one of two breakers on the wall behind my inverter in the basement and then back up to the GFI.

It took me 4 hours to figure that out one day.

So check your inverter breakers and any breakers in the area in addition to the GFI.

Your wiring schematic in the manual should diagram the flow.
__________________
Dean
1995 CC Magna #5280
C8.3L 300hp Cummins, 31,000lbs
deandec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
JohnFreyja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Anacortes, Wa.
Posts: 486
Send a message via AIM to JohnFreyja Send a message via MSN to JohnFreyja
I have an 05 Inspire Genoa and I only found one GFCI outlet at the Pantry.
__________________
John
08 Intrigue
2014 Ford Edge
JohnFreyja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
wb7auk's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Spokane Valley, Wa
Posts: 1,987
If it is like most you also have one in the bathroom that feeds other outlets.
__________________
Art
1999 Trade Winds 7371 Cat 3126B w/current upgrades
1990 D 250 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo
wb7auk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Scoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 23
Well, here's the latest. I checked all outlets and only 1 GFI. I looked in all the storage bays, etc. The reset button on the inverter was not tripped and I don't see any other breaker tripped. The coach is plugged into shore power right now and no power at the outlets. I turn the inverter on and I have power to the outlets. What am missing here?
__________________
Scoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 07:23 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
wb7auk's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Spokane Valley, Wa
Posts: 1,987
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scoz View Post
Well, here's the latest. I checked all outlets and only 1 GFI. I looked in all the storage bays, etc. The reset button on the inverter was not tripped and I don't see any other breaker tripped. The coach is plugged into shore power right now and no power at the outlets. I turn the inverter on and I have power to the outlets. What am missing here?
Sounds like you do not have AC power to the inverter or the inverter
transfer switch is toast.
__________________
Art
1999 Trade Winds 7371 Cat 3126B w/current upgrades
1990 D 250 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo
wb7auk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 07:32 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
HHIDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,254
Quote:
Originally Posted by wb7auk View Post
Sounds like you do not have AC power to the inverter or the inverter
transfer switch is toast.
If this is true, your batteries will soon go dead...

And the transfer switch might be dead or it's just the relays inside need cleaning.
__________________
DanielB
'06 Mountain Aire 4309, ISL 400-CM850, Spartan MMGT
'16 Jeep Wrangler
HHIDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
JohnFreyja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Anacortes, Wa.
Posts: 486
Send a message via AIM to JohnFreyja Send a message via MSN to JohnFreyja
Scoz,
Your post about no outlet power when plugged in until you turned on the inverter made me wonder if my Inspire was the same but I just checked and while plugged in to power I have power at all outlets so I turned off the inverter and nothing changed. Yes, only 1 CFCI for all outlets as far as I can tell. Not sure about the TV. Good luck and keep us posted.
__________________

__________________
John
08 Intrigue
2014 Ford Edge
JohnFreyja 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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:36 PM.


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