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Old 04-11-2012, 11:06 PM   #15
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Where was your inverter circuit breaker?
Mine is located on the inverter. It is one of the little pop out types.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #16
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We recently had a power issue with our Bounder - watching TV one night and the front TV went dead. Cycled all breakers in the RV with no change. I knew we had power coming in because other things were working. So I got out the schematics and found out that all the outlets on one side of the 50A supply were out. So, a quick check of the pedestal was in order - power was good on both sides so the next step was to unplug the autoformer and check the input and output sides of that - still no problems. When I plugged the autoformer back in everything worked fine. [moderator edit]

The next day it happened again so I took the autoformer out of the circuit. When we got home I inspected the autoformer closely and found that the female plug on the side of the box was the culprit - the metal contacts had fatigued over the years and they were not making solid contact anymore. A trip to the local hardware store and a few minutes popping the top off the autoformer to replace the plug and everything works great now! You expect to see plugs wear out if you're constantly plugging and unplugging from them, but not if you plug something in and don't touch it for years - the moral of the story: check your plugs and make sure they're making good contact.
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You can call FW 800-322-8216. They will email you a schematic for the electrical outlets. I still think its the inverter. As I previously posted , I don't have one but I've read about issues such as yours and the culprit was an inverter breaker.
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We recently had a power issue with our Bounder - watching TV one night and the front TV went dead. Cycled all breakers in the RV with no change. I knew we had power coming in because other things were working. So I got out the schematics and found out that all the outlets on one side of the 50A supply were out. So, a quick check of the pedestal was in order - power was good on both sides so the next step was to unplug the autoformer and check the input and output sides of that - still no problems. When I plugged the autoformer back in everything worked fine. [moderator edit]

The next day it happened again so I took the autoformer out of the circuit. When we got home I inspected the autoformer closely and found that the female plug on the side of the box was the culprit - the metal contacts had fatigued over the years and they were not making solid contact anymore. A trip to the local hardware store and a few minutes popping the top off the autoformer to replace the plug and everything works great now! You expect to see plugs wear out if you're constantly plugging and unplugging from them, but not if you plug something in and don't touch it for years - the moral of the story: check your plugs and make sure they're making good contact.
Thanks. I will run this path today.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:17 AM   #19
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You can call FW 800-322-8216. They will email you a schematic for the electrical outlets. I still think its the inverter. As I previously posted , I don't have one but I've read about issues such as yours and the culprit was an inverter breaker.
Cliff tail, this will be my first call this morning. Thanks..
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They can also give you the information of the ignition switch cut out they use. I just traded in my old unit with the TV up front so I don't have the manual for that device anymore.
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Cliff tail, this will be my first call this morning. Thanks..
I just hung up with Fleetwood. They sent me the wiring schematic. They were very helpful.

My next step is to walk back outlet by outlet to find the bad outlet and ensure the problem is only isolated to one circuit.

More to come later today.
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Maybe you should start with a volt meter and go to all your outlets. If any are not working check the breaker that controls them. Breakers do go bad
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Problem solved.

I first will say that the support line from Fleetwood was fantastic. They walked me through step by step until we found the junction box between the kitchen and the bathroom sink. Fleetwood asked me to look for any loose wires and more specifically any loose ground wires. Sure enough in junction box 5 I found the loose ground wire. Reconnected it and everything is back in business.

Thanks to Fleetwood for saving me from an expensive visit to the RV Service Center.

And thanks to you all for the advise as well. Especially the advise to call the Fleetwood 1-800 number.

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May all of your problems be as easy and cheap to solve as this one.
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May all of your problems be as easy and cheap to solve as this one.
I can only wish. Sadly, I have had other ones not so pleasant.
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