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Old 03-07-2017, 12:49 PM   #1
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98' HRE Electrical Problem

We are visiting relatives and have a 15/20? amp line from their house to the rv and has been doing good until today. This morning had the electric coffee pot on and then turned on a portable heater. The heater went off(it's on a gfi and I probed the wires and there's no juice))while the coffee pot was still good but I also noticed the hot water heater switch would not turn on(the light). I checked the coach breaker listed for the heater by the bed and it was not tripped and the owners manual that came with the rv does not have any outlet info.So if someone can help me what to check next I'm at a stand still.
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:19 PM   #2
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We are visiting relatives and have a 15/20? amp line from their house to the rv and has been doing good until today. This morning had the electric coffee pot on and then turned on a portable heater.
I checked the coach breaker listed for the heater by the bed and it was not tripped and the owners manual that came with the rv does not have any outlet info.
So if someone can help me what to check next I'm at a stand still.
Thanks in advance for all responses.
Jim 98' HRE 37'
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Verify that a circuit breaker "on your inverter" is not tripped.

Much of the 120VAC coming into many coaches "passes through" the inverter... (and therefore through those circuit breakers).
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Old 03-07-2017, 02:28 PM   #3
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We are visiting relatives and have a 15/20? amp line from their house to the rv and has been doing good until today. This morning had the electric coffee pot on and then turned on a portable heater. The heater went off(it's on a gfi and I probed the wires and there's no juice))while the coffee pot was still good but I also noticed the hot water heater switch would not turn on(the light). I checked the coach breaker listed for the heater by the bed and it was not tripped and the owners manual that came with the rv does not have any outlet info.So if someone can help me what to check next I'm at a stand still.
Thanks in advance for all responses.
Jim 98' HRE 37'
I'm assuming you have an Endeavor? There is an outlet in the bathroom that is a gfi. It may be tripped. A coffee pot and a electric heater is too much for that circuit.
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:49 PM   #4
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The GFI on the house circuit we are using tripped so a reset was all that was needed. I was looking for a fuse or breaker but it seems some things/outlets run off the batteries while others don't. Still learning about full timing and learning the RV.
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The GFI on the house circuit we are using tripped so a reset was all that was needed. I was looking for a fuse or breaker but it seems some things/outlets run off the batteries while others don't. Still learning about full timing and learning the RV.
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Glad you figured out the issue. My 98 HRE didn't come with an inverter and only has 2 House batteries. Is that how yours is set up? Have you been able to run for any length of time on batteries? I can't wait to hit the road in May
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4 House Batteries

HRE came with inverter and 4 newer 12 volt house batteries. We were watching TV for a couple hours and had a couple lights on. I have no idea how long your batteries would last. We have done some cold over nights in highway rest stops and run the generator for the furnace.
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Thanks - wish mine had an inverter factory installed. Oh well - I will put one in eventually. Want to do the residential fridge but that adds to the cost and complexity :(
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jimemeone -

Glad you got the problem solved.

You also might want to check out a couple similar threads on here regarding house GFCI's that keep tripping, even tho there may not be anything wrong at the coach. Seems a GFCI can sometimes be 'too sensitive' and trip for what may be no reason at all - especially when a coach is connected at the other end (with its own set of complicated electric stuff).
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