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Old 08-14-2014, 12:39 AM   #15
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When doing this kind of troubleshooting you need to check and re-check
what you THINK you have learned.

If you assume anything (by failing to confirm it) you may be
chasing your tail for days.

One way to make all this faster is to plug in several lamps, radios, night lights etc. (anything is easy to see or hear) all at once.
That can save on
trips back to the circuit breaker location.



Another thing, some coach mfg's installed outlets in very odd locations.
Mine has several up high inside cabinets, under/behind all my supplies.



Another location is in the far back of the coach, next to the engine.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:26 AM   #16
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How many outlets do you have? Do you have any outlets outside the rig? Those are probably tied into the same breaker.

With all the breakers on, what happens when you flip receptacle breaker on? Do you get power from the receptacles for any time at all, or, does the breaker pop off immediately?

If you get power, go around every outlet and check for power with voltmeter or test light, and hopefully you can find the dead outlet.

If the breaker pops off immediately after you flip breaker on, then I would start pulling each outlet apart looking for a disconnected, broken wire. Only do this with the breaker in off position.

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If your receptacle breaker trips immediately after moving it to the ON position, then you have a dead short to ground or neutral somewhere. With the breaker in the OFF position, use a digital multi-meter in the ohm setting. Read from the hot leg of any/all AC receptacles. The hot side is the smaller of the two slots, the right one if you are facing the duplex and the round ground hole is at the bottom. Read ohms to the larger slot (neutral), then to the ground (round hole). You should not read any resistance from the hot to any of them (granted you have everything unplugged from every recept on the circuit. If you have a short to ground, it will read 10 ohms or less typically (a number out of my back pocket) depending on how conductive the path to ground is. That would lead me to believe you have a wire rubbed next to the frame or something. Finding it will be a PITA.
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Yes it pops off immediately so I wont be able to plug anything in to check so I have to check one by one and I think I have 12-14 outlets. I've been working late the past couple of days so im trying to go and check it out tomorrow but well see if not there's always Saturday
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I did not see any coach info but often the breaker he is talking about is for the engine heater in a diesel.
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its not a diesel its gas
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deleted question, already asked a couple posts ago
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Okay so I just got back from checking it out I have it in storage so I turned on the genny and now nothing pops and everything works fine i'm thinking it could possibly be the shore power cord but I've also been told it could be the parks power is to low and causing the rig to pull more amperage but I tried it in 2 different spots and tried both the 50 and 30 amp outlets and still the receptacle breaker popped man I'm Stumped!!
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Call it gfn...good for now.

But do complete your audit so you will know what to check next time.
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yep that's what im doing for now until im able to get a spot again at the Rv park. Thank you to everyone for helping me out
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