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Old 01-18-2014, 09:40 PM   #1
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New problem

After checking everything we forgot to ck outlets. Got home and discovered that the outlet won't reset so none of the rear outlets work. Is there a magical way to reset or will we have to take trailer back to get repaired. Brand-new
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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Do you have 120VAC power applied to the outlets? GFCI outlets need power to reset and hold.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:29 AM   #3
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Yes and now none of the interior lights or fan on heater work. Outlets in front work. Thankfully we stay home instead of going somewhere first night. Just all came inside at 3:00
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:24 AM   #4
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Has there been any rain in your are recently, if so check outside outlets for moisture. Outlets are daisy chained so any outlet down line can and will trip or prevent the GFCI from resetting.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:05 PM   #5
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New problem

We woke up in middle of night. No battery power at all along with outlet wouldn't reset. We have it plugged into house with adapter plug. Brand new. Got it yesterday. Help. What's wrong.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:46 PM   #6
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After talking to a friend we think the fact that the outlet won't reset has caused the batttery not to charge. May have a bad outlet.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:46 PM   #7
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Also that battery may be on that set of plugs.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:52 PM   #8
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If a GFCI will not reset then it has no power

IF it resets but trips in about .0001 seconds, There is a ground fault.

The sound is different.. Here is how to tell which is happening.

First. Plug in make sure you have 120 volt and everyting ELSE works. Make sure all breakers are ON and not tripped, DO NOT TRUST VISUAL on that.. Cycle them.

now try to reset it, Remember how it sounds and feels

TURN OFF ALL BREAKERS (or pull shore plug) try another reset, note if the sound and feel is different. If it's is.. You have a ground fault.

The MOST common ground fault is the patio outlet, Remove cover and jump back as the water drains out.

Second (And very rare) are junction boxes under a slide out if there is a GFCI protected outlet (NOTE: a single GFCI can protect several outlets) in the slide. Beyond that it gets to be kind of fun.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:08 PM   #9
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We think it may be a bad one. We checked everything. Also think it's the cause of loss of dc power. Battery isn't charging. Hooked up to truck dc power worked.
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That may be a dangerous hook-up depending on how good your ground is.

I'm real big on grounding.

My best friend was murdered by a poor ground in an RV.
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Most lights and heater fan are 12v. Check the MAIN breaker panel to see if a circuit breaker/s have tripped. Most trailers have a 120v to 12v converter that charges the house battery that powers all 12v lights, heater fan, A/C thermostat, among other things. I'd look for tripped breakers first, then reset GFI plugs. If they trip again, I'd take a NEW trailer to the point of purchase and have warranty work performed. I would try myself on a used trailer as they are like home circuits and simply unplugging the trailer de energizes them to safely work on them.

How is the house battery? Usually mounted on the trailer tongue or front compartment. Check for good clean connections and if dead, disconnect and charge fully with a charger for deepcycle batteries.
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If a GFCI will not reset then it has no power
OR the GFCI outlet itself is bad, in which case it will have to be replaced.

I've replaced 2 of mine with these:
http://www.onestopbuy.com/leviton/75...catpid=7599-3W

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Old 01-19-2014, 01:27 PM   #13
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Bad GFCI not outlet. It's plugged into our house with adapter.
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Is your unit a 50 amp, or 30 amp.. If it is a 50amp. there is a possibility that with the adapter you are not getting power but to one side of panel or one side of your 50amp outlet is not working. The quickest way to find out if one side of your panel is not getting power is, if your unit is 50amp and has two ac turn them on if only one works one side of your panel ether in unit or at plug is not getting power. If you are not getting power to your gfi plugs you can not reset them if they are tripped.
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