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Old 05-11-2014, 07:36 AM   #1
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My significant other and I just bought a 2003 35' Winnebago Journey DL. We had a 50 amp plug installed at his house and when we plug in the motor home, we get no power inside. What are we doing wrong?

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Old 05-11-2014, 07:47 AM   #2
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Do you have power with the generator? You could have issues with your transfer switch.

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Old 05-11-2014, 07:48 AM   #3
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Did you do a walk through where you purchased it and did it work there?

Have you checked the voltage at the socket? Might be a breaker off. If there is power there move to the electrical panel in the MH and see if you have power there. I'd flip the breakers first in case one is tripped.
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Maybe check the circuit breaker for a start. Better would be a meter, checking if the receptacle is installed correctly.

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My biggest concern would be wether or not the outlet was properly wired. Since you plugged it in have you ran it on the generator to verify that all your AC items still work?
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If you do not have 50 amp wiring like this done correctly than DO NOT PLUG INTO OUTLET or run the risk of blowing all your electronic systems.
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This is a good example of always checking the pedestal wiring - even though you were at home it was a new wiring job I believe you said. I always use a surge protector with a built in delay of 3 minutes where everything is checked and if the wiring is not right it will not allow power to the RV. If no surge protector you can learn to check the voltages with a multimeter. Google the correct voltages that should be there.
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I completely agree with 007. Do not plug in until you're sure the base is properly wired. However I'm sure you've already applied power. As previously noted unplug the shore power crank up the genny and see what works. It's a start.

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Welcome to IRV2....I would fire the GenSet up and if you have AC power either your new receptacle is wired wrong (or there is no power to the receptacle) or the transfer switch has failed...:(
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Hi Gladys! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch!

I can't add anything to what the others have suggested. Hope you find your problem! Improperly wired outlets can cause a LOT of damage!

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