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Old 07-16-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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5th wheel electrical problems HELP!

OK guys I'm new to the 5th wheel community. I bought a 99 27ft Tahoe by thor for 3 grand. I had to replace the floor. But everything else seemed to be working.

So here is my problem. I have it hooked up at a rv park. Have power to it. I was changing a bulb and some how arched a wire. Blew the external breaker. I flipped it. And went inside now the AC and fridge won't work. The rv side breakers aren't tripped. Any ideas guys?
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OK guys I'm new to the 5th wheel community. I bought a 99 27ft Tahoe by thor for 3 grand. I had to replace the floor. But everything else seemed to be working.

So here is my problem. I have it hooked up at a rv park. Have power to it. I was changing a bulb and some how arched a wire. Blew the external breaker. I flipped it. And went inside now the AC and fridge won't work. The rv side breakers aren't tripped. Any ideas guys?
You didn't indicate if the bulb you were changing was a 12V DC bulb or a 120V AC bulb. Anyway, all of the breakers protect 120V AC circuits but there are also automotive style 12V DC fuses (not breakers) that protect the 12V DC circuits. Maybe some of them are blown, the frig requires 12V DC and so does the air conditioner for the thermostat.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
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I hope you had a surge protector hooked up, because it sounds like you had a power surge that fried either the surge protector or if not then some circuits got fried.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:18 PM   #4
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Just find the blown fuse and replace it...probably a 12v fuse...

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the AC and `fridge are on different VA/C circuits; or least they should be. the `fridge needs 12V to work. if the AC has an external thermostat, it too needs 12V to work. Check your 12V fuses as one or more may have blown.
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The Air conditioner also needs 12dc to run the thermostat.
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Check your convertor.....Buddy had the same issue....There are a couple large fuses on your convertor....30 amp or bigger.....His convertor had two and one of them was toast...looks like a blade fuse but twice the size.....
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