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Old 03-07-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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12v outage

This past weekend I took the RV out for a stretch to make sure everything was still functioning as it was last fall. I got to my BIL's yacht club and plugged in using a converter plug. Everything seemed fine, my Surge Guard did not detect any problems and we kicked on the electric heaters. At some point the lights in the BR flashed about 4 times. About an hour later a circuit popped . I turned down the heaters and reset the circuit. There were no more apparent problems after that. The next morning I noticed the front electric heater was not putting out as much heat as the rear but it was time to go anyway. After bringing the sides in and shutting everything down I went out and disconnected from shore power. I came back inside and that is when I noticed things were not working with the 12v electric (like the slides would not slide, the tank levels would not light up and the lights did not work) so I started looking for anything that may have come loose and checked all the fuses. I couldn't find anything that looked out of place or blown. When I got home I traced the power and found a little relay under the bed close to the fuse panel box and pressed a little black button that ended up being a reset button! Short story long I was relieved nothing major had happened and wanted to share just-in-case someone may not know where to look for such a reset button. None of my manuals told me about this one! See attached picture.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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Dennis....it's always helpful when someone can find a circuit breaker like you did and share it with others, but.....we have no idea what year, make or model of RV you have. You need to add it to your profile or start your thread with what it is.

All RV's are different and it that circuit breaker will generally apply only to your model.

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Old 03-07-2014, 05:02 PM   #3
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Good info Thanks I agree with Don coach type would really help
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The OP is a member of the Thor Owners club. One could assume the post is about a Thor product.
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I agree year, make, model, etc. would be helpful to readers.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:48 PM   #5
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Sorry, I have a class C 2013 Thor Four Winds 31A bunkhouse. The breaker/relay is under the bed. I actually thought it was a plastic release so I could pop the relay out to replace it but when I pressed it I heard everything switch on! I was so happy that I did not have to take it in for repairs!
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