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Old 12-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Alpine 3600rs Electrical Issue

I had an electrican come out and install a pump for our waste tanks on my Keystone Alpine 3600RS fifth Wheel. He accessed power from the light in the water inlet and discharge valves area.(not the cargo) Well since he did that the fuse for the cargo and docking lights burns out. He took off the pump and put the wiring back to original and it still sparks at the fuse and burns out. He cant figure out the problem. He has been here for two days! Do you have any insight on this problem? Its driving the electrician crazy. He said if he finds out its not a problem he caused that he will charge me for additional labor!! It seems like such a small problem I would like to tell him to just forget about it. It only affects the interior cargo lights and docking lights. I could live with that, but would like to know what caused the problem.
Thank you for any information you can give me.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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From what you describe, it appears there's a dead short in the circuit and usually electrical problems are tough to ferret out. I would start by looking for a short in both the cargo and docking light fixtures.

If you didn't have the problem before he installed the pump, then obviously it's something he did during the installation that's causing the problem.

Don't let him try to convince you that it wasn't caused by something he did.

Good luck and let us know how you make out...
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:22 AM   #3
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Why the light fixture when there is a 110v plug in in the water bay of the 3600RS? The lighting in that bag and the cargo bay are all 12VDC, at least they are on my 2012 3600RS. I would suspect the work that was done as was stated by the last poster.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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Thank you for your replys! I had him check the light fixtures in the cargo, but never the docking lights. Why he didnt go through the outlet? I wondered that also, but he's a certified electrician with a degree in electrical engineering. I had hoped he was smarter than I. If you come up with anything else let me know.
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Thank you for your replys! I had him check the light fixtures in the cargo, but never the docking lights. Why he didnt go through the outlet? I wondered that also, but he's a certified electrician with a degree in electrical engineering. I had hoped he was smarter than I. If you come up with anything else let me know.
Is the power source involved 12vdc or 120vac
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Is the power source involved 12vdc or 120vac
He adapted to 12V so the pump could be used if electricity wasn't available.
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Just exactly WHAT did he do to get a pump to work without shore power?
12 volt pump or 120 volt pump?
This sounds like the results similar to an electrician installing a 50amp outlet for shore power and not knowing the trailer is wired for 120 volts...
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Just exactly WHAT did he do to get a pump to work without shore power?
12 volt pump or 120 volt pump?
This sounds like the results similar to an electrician installing a 50amp outlet for shore power and not knowing the trailer is wired for 120 volts...
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I don't know and would assume he does. I wish I did.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:32 AM   #9
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I am not sure. I am having another electrician look at it today.
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