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Old 07-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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Our electrical outlets stopped working while traveling, any suggestions?
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Do you mean they do not work while going down the road?
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Please give a little more info. Are you plugged in or was this while driving ? Is it all outlets or a few specific ones ?
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Do you mean they do not work while going down the road?
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Do you mean they do not work while going down the road?
Yes, haven't stopped to plug in anywhere yet, plan to stop tonight at a campground.
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There are breakers on the generator. You have overloaded it. Try to reset them.
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Please give a little more info. Are you plugged in or was this while driving ? Is it all outlets or a few specific ones ?
It is all outlets and we are traveling so we are not plugged in and will not be able to until tonight.
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Are you running the generator or are you using the inverter?
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:58 AM   #9
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There are breakers on the generator. You have overloaded it. Try to reset them.
As you can tell we are new at this. We are full timers since December 31, 2013. This is a great website. I've always had quick response to my questions and so far every response has been helpful. Thank you so much.
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Are you running the generator or are you using the inverter?
We're using both. Don't know which one to use.
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The inverter is used when you are running off of the batteries only. When using the inverter only certain outlets will be active to run certain appliances. You will have to check the operator manual to find out what those are, or someone else with a Newmar can chime in.

When using the generator, the inverter should be off. The generator provides the power to the receptacles. In older model RV's it was necessary sometimes to unplug the power cord that goes to a campground pedestal and plug in the generator output to the RV input. It may be that it was overlooked or someone played with it. OR, there are main circuit breakers tripped somewhere.

On most generators there is an AC receptacle outlet. Start the generator, make sure that the circuit breakers are in the on position and test one of those outlets. If you have power there then check inside. If no power inside it is somewhere down the line and could be an internal circuit braker, a transfer switch, or the line itself.

My best guess is that someone has turned the circuit breaker off, or as stated the system was overloaded and the breaker tripped. Last resort would be the generator itself, but it does happen.

Happy trails.

p.s., turn everything off inside the MH before you start testing. If you get power inside then start turning on the things you need.
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Also check your GFI receptacle. You should have one in the bathroom.
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As geno39 stated and for information, if the GFI breaker is tripped then all receptacles on that line will not work. If the GFI receptacle is working, all other circuits on that line should work. Most RV's have at least two GFI receptacles.

This information is assuming you may be new to this adventure, and just trying to "educate" the mind.
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