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Old 08-20-2017, 01:12 PM   #1
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Just got a 2018 Salem Hemisphere, its been down for 3 months still havnt been able to take a trip, got it home new the converter was bad then getting ready to go camping my air microwave and fridge dont work, what in the world? I spent my travel just back and forth from service i reset my breakers no change waiting now for 3 weeks appointment to get it in again, there goes my vacation time
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Check your plug connection on the side of your trailer. A loose connection can cause your appliances not to work and also a potential fire hazard. Have someone wiggle the plug to see if your lights flicker. Replace plug and cord if necessary.
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Old 08-20-2017, 03:54 PM   #3
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Need to start at the shore power plug and trace voltage all the way thru. Your thread/post was a bit confusing to me--not exactly sure what problem you are describing--converter has nothing to do with running most higher watt appliances. You have to be on 30 amp circuit shore power for most appliances to work--20 amp minimum for just one or two things to work?????
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Just ran text 117 volts at shore power when starting microwave the volts drop to 97 ,, when air went down the microwave stzrted to beep, have a hughs protcter on it tried without same thing, my shore is a 30amp rv outlet installed on garage by a licinsed electrion
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:28 PM   #5
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Sounds like a loose neutral wire
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:31 PM   #6
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Just ran text 117 volts at shore power when starting microwave the volts drop to 97 ,, when air went down the microwave stzrted to beep, have a hughs protcter on it tried without same thing, my shore is a 30amp rv outlet installed on garage by a licinsed electrion
Typical voltage will be 123 VAC at the )home) panel. 20 amp outlet, 50' extension cord, #14 wire, expect voltage drop to be 3-5 volts with no load depending on the quality of connections. Mine is 119VAC

Expect operating voltage with AC and fridge running to be around 110+ . mine is around 113 VAC with above extension cord.

Hard to do the math with a lot of connections.
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Where do you think? All the main wires are tight, would a bad capacitor in the air do this?
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Also look for burn marks or melted plastic on the cord plug and trailer plug in as this is a good indication of arcing which generates heat. I had the same thing happen to me this year, lesson learned.
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I would start at your rv outlet on your house and work my way into the rv. Step by step
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You need to have an electrician look at this issue. Check volts at shore power connection, then breaker panel to isolate it.

You most likely have a loose neutral somewhere.

A volt/ohm meter is your friend.
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I think i located the issue , have 105 at the shore outlet , what would cause this it was fine since it was installed? Would a bad breaker be the problem the power going into breaker box is 236
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105 volts is really low. I would say loose connection at the outlet, or breaker it is attached to
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Check the neutral connection at the outlet and at the panel it's connected to
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I think i located the issue , have 105 at the shore outlet , what would cause this it was fine since it was installed? Would a bad breaker be the problem the power going into breaker box is 236
A high resistance connection has developed if it was working properly before. If it has never worked properly it could be too small wire for the 30 Amp connector.
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