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Old 11-16-2014, 10:29 AM   #1
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Can't find 120v breaker panel

The kids just got a "new" 96 Excel e345trw & lost all internal power. They have the owner's manual, but still can't find the panel
They need help right away. 28 & SNOWING IN KS.

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Old 11-16-2014, 11:47 AM   #2
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Look around (mine is next to the door down low) till you see the convertor...it will look like a brownish panel with a section that you can open. I can't describe it much better than that...

It looks like this power center, only with the door closed - the back half is inside the wall, to make it flush mount. Yours may be different, too.

My last trailer had just the power supply under the couch...

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The kids just got a "new" 96 Excel e345trw & lost all internal power. They have the owner's manual, but still can't find the panel
They need help right away. 28 & SNOWING IN KS.
THANKS
All I can say is anyone who can't find the 120v breaker panel in an RV is going to have a lot more problems, (and Dad can expect a lot more phone calls)!
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Thanks for your reply. We'll forward it to the kids & let you know what they find.
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All I can say is anyone who can't find the 120v breaker panel in an RV is going to have a lot more problems, (and Dad can expect a lot more phone calls)!
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We hear you. We do what we can, but they're young & have to make their own mistakes & hopefully learn from them. We're old, still making mistakes, and mostly forgetting what we learn.
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I was in a Trailer just a short time ago, they had a tripped breaker and could not find the panel.. Under the fridge was a panel, on the door was some letters WFCO, the husband said "No, that's not it"

I should hope most of the members of this forum know what WFCO makes ... Yup, that's it.
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I was in a Trailer just a short time ago, they had a tripped breaker and could not find the panel.. Under the fridge was a panel, on the door was some letters WFCO, the husband said "No, that's not it"

I should hope most of the members of this forum know what WFCO makes ... Yup, that's it.

Help me out here, I'm dumber than I look....What does WFCO make?
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Help me out here, I'm dumber than I look....What does WFCO make?
I believe WFCO is the brand name of the inverter... (or converter/charger?), used in some RVs.....and NOT necessarily the "panel" the OP's kids are looking for.
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They still haven't found it. They're trying to heat with extension cords from the park 20A. Their 12V is dead too. Trying to get them to jump from their car so they can run the furnace. 16 there right now. Hoping their pipes don't freeze...
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There should be someone in the park who can help them out. It is easier when someone knows what to look for. If they have run the batteries dead, they should think about replacement soon. Extension cords and a battery charger from a hardware store/Walmart should be high on the list and possible a Mr Heater Buddy from Walmart with lots of one pound propane bottles.
And it could even be that the converter/charger has failed so they may need a house call from an RV repair service. Meanwhile, draining the water may save the plumbing.
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We talked to Ralph in Excel Factory Service who said power distribution is in a compartment on the OUTSIDE! below the bedroom slide at about eye level and forward of the black/gray drain control access door. Still trying to contact the kids.
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Found 12V panel where Excel Support said it was. Still looking for 120V panel.
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Call 'em back and get better details...surely they can do better than that. Gotta be tough on their learning curve, sure ain't no fun under those conditions.
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Finally got through to them again last night. They're waiting for the factory to return their call. They hot-wired the converter, so they at least have 12V. We told them to trace the 30A cord til they find the 120V panel.
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