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Old 07-04-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Electrical help...

None of our outlets are working in Motorhome. One outlet in bathroom has the gfci breaker and was tripped and I can not reset it. I unplugged everything but nothing. We are in Destin FL in a two day rain storm....... Any ideas on what to do???
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with the Coachmen so can't be of much help. What about other 120 VAC equipment such as air conditioners, fridge (set to AC), microwave, etc. ?
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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The outlet on the outside of your MH is on that GFI. If it has become wet during that rainstorm it will trip the GFI. Using the straw on WD40 spray into the outlet, remember WD stands for water disperscent, hope this helps, has worked for me.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #4
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Some times the fridge 110 power is on the bathroom GFIC circuit, if it's wet enough outside that water is getting through the lower vent for the fridge maybe that's your problem.
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change the GFI.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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Agree with outside Receptacle being wet causing it to trip GFI if you can get power from a drop cord take a hair dryer and try to dry it make sure it is closed and chalked around it
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That GFI wouldn't kill ALL the outlets in the RV so I doubt that's the only problem.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:24 AM   #8
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Make sure you check all the breakers on your inverter. I had an entire leg of 110V power out in our rig after the Navigator tried blowdrying her hair one day. It took me three days to finally figure out what to reset. Had lots of help from the folks here which lead me to the inverter as my problem. Hope this helps!

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Start at the campground pedestal and work your way downstream. If there is no power to that gfci outlet, it will not reset. If nothing electrical is working, like airs, your problem is not the gfci outlet. Good luck!
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It was the outside outlet that was wet!! Dried it out and all good.... Thanks for the replies!!!
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It was the outside outlet that was wet!! Dried it out and all good.... Thanks for the replies!!!
Once again the forum comes through with the correct (out of serveral suggestions) answer. Suggest you put a better (more watertight) cover on that outlet.
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Another point was made here indirectly - it is quite common for nearly all the convenience outlets in an RV to be one one circuit. Fridge and microwave will be separate (electrical code requirement), but often [almost] every other visible outlet will be on one circuit breaker. Plus, if you have an inverter, that circuit is powered through the inverter and subject to its internal breaker.
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