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Old 03-04-2007, 05:44 PM   #1
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I have just purchased a really nice Winnebago Brave. Last night I was minding my own business watching television in the motorhome when all of a sudden, my outlets when out and I was just running the DC lights. My power inverter or interrupter was engaged because the power source in the garage was tripped. The fuse in the garage blew. So, this afternoon, I replaced the fuse, but to my suprise everytime I plug in the powerchord, the circuit in the garage shorts out. Why is it that all of a sudden, my motorhome is drawing too much juice? I tested the theory that perhaps the outlet in the garage was bad by plugging into the basement outlet, and I have the same problem. It is constantly popping the breaker in the house whenever I plug in my 110v service.

Also, one of my batteries is pulled out and the other two auxilary batteries are fully charged. The positive and negative leads are sitting loose but not touching anything. Is there something to do with the batteries being charged now and that is why the 110v is popping the breakers in the house? I even unplugged everything, except the refridgerator. I don't beleive that the refrigerator draws that much energy.

One final note, I had been running the 110v outlet circuit in the same fashion for over a month with no problems until last night. This problem appears to be very sudden to me. HELP!
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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I have just purchased a really nice Winnebago Brave. Last night I was minding my own business watching television in the motorhome when all of a sudden, my outlets when out and I was just running the DC lights. My power inverter or interrupter was engaged because the power source in the garage was tripped. The fuse in the garage blew. So, this afternoon, I replaced the fuse, but to my suprise everytime I plug in the powerchord, the circuit in the garage shorts out. Why is it that all of a sudden, my motorhome is drawing too much juice? I tested the theory that perhaps the outlet in the garage was bad by plugging into the basement outlet, and I have the same problem. It is constantly popping the breaker in the house whenever I plug in my 110v service.

Also, one of my batteries is pulled out and the other two auxilary batteries are fully charged. The positive and negative leads are sitting loose but not touching anything. Is there something to do with the batteries being charged now and that is why the 110v is popping the breakers in the house? I even unplugged everything, except the refridgerator. I don't beleive that the refrigerator draws that much energy.

One final note, I had been running the 110v outlet circuit in the same fashion for over a month with no problems until last night. This problem appears to be very sudden to me. HELP!
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:59 AM   #3
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Brian, welcome to irv2
You may have a defective GRD fault outlet or the power cord connection into rig. Check your power cord to frame of coach to see if the hot sides give you a reading on OHM's. You should get reading on ground pin to frame. Let us know what you find if you find something keep tracing it to the problem to correct.
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Brian, welcome to iRv2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. I would recommend you reinstall the battery out of the coach, especially if it is the house battery. Then turn off all breakers in the Brave. Plug the MH into the house. Does the garage circuit hold? If not the problem is before the distribution box on the MH. If it does hold, turn on the main breaker and then one breaker at a time untill the garage breaker trips. Once you have located which circuit is the culprit youcan narrow the casue down. Are you comfortable working with electricity? If not get a qualified person to help you. Let us know what you find.
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Hello all, and thanks for the warm welcome, I will check into both of your suggestions when the weather clears. I spent the better part of a day cleaning about ten years of dirt and grime off of the outside of it (it's been sitting for a long time.) When the sun comes out in Washington State, I take advantage of nice weather as much as I can get! Federal Way is in between Seattle and Tacoma along the I-5 Corridor. Anyway, I will post to the forum later and let you know what's up. I did find another MAJOR problem, and that is the holding tanks for the potable water are LEAKING. . . I think that it is just where the filler hoses are connecting to the tank (one from the hose connection from the outside water source and the other from the internal holding tank). I have looked all over the intranet looking for a schematic on the water system and have had no luck. The Winnebago website also was not very helpful either. It was kind of useless as a matter of fact. They did have an old brochure for the model and a specs chart, but now layouts of the circuits. My owner's manual is kind of vague too.

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