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Old 01-13-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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Hi I wondered if anyone would know WHY i can't get any power in my coach. Odd is the Microwave works and so does the steps but all interior lights are DEAD. Have it plugged in so what could cause this? New batteries too. Sorry i am so stupid but i have owned this Sea View a year and everytime i go to use it something major won't work. Help me so i don't give up on this RVing
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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The step is probably hooked to the engine battery so is on a different circuit. The interior lights run off the house batteries. Is it possible that the 12 volt disconnect (salesmen switch) which is probably located near the door has gotten shut off?
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:55 AM   #3
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Start by checking the "battery disconnect" switch at your front door (or wherever else it us). That prevents power from getting into the coach even if you're plugged in. Another possibility is that your hookup power is having issues. Go to the park office and ask. They may also be able to help check other reasons if these 2 don't solve it. Nina
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:40 AM   #4
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First, why does not having a man around matter.. The best RV technician I know has a license plate on her van RVGIRL. Though some folks have suggested otherwise, (I truly believe they were trying to lengthen my leg by pulling it) She sure appears female to me.

The lights in a motor home are normally 12vdc, they run off either the battery (house battery) or the converter which is a box somewhere that converts 120vac into something close to 12vdc... now some converters are better than others.. Some are combined with the power distribution panel(s) (Fuse and breaker box(es))

Possible issues if none of them work are:
1: Battery disconnect switch in the STORE or OFF or Disconnected position
2: Very dead battery
3: Tripped breaker (Breaker labled CONV or Converter)
4: Bad converter
5: Blown fuses (on converter)

All this is fairly easy to check out.
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I've had somilar situations and they were "fixed" one of two ways, resetting the battery cutoff or resetting the GFCI switch. Neither is gender oriented.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:38 PM   #6
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Welcome pegharris,
Looks like you have received plenty of advice from knowledgable people. That's what this forum does best. Did you get it worked out?
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:11 AM   #7
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All the lights work? Are they all 12V lights? Plug something in to a 110v socket, and see if you get power. If so, you probably blew the fuses on the converter/inverter. Mine has two 20amp fuses. You may have one or two GFI (ground fault interrupters) on your rig. They are mounted on the regular 110v sockets, and they look like two little buttons on the socket. Make sure they are set. I offer these suggestions not as an electrician, not even close, but as someone who has experienced this type of confounding problem before.
Best of luck, and not having a guy around has nothing to do with it, my wife helped me find the problem.
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No 12V

I guess Peg gave up ! These darned RVs' can be a real Pain. I would see if I had an Rv Manual to the Make Model and Year of the unit. If not go online and type in the information and the problem. That don't work keep asking ????'s on the RV forums. Then if all else fails call a technician and explain the problem. Many options and JMHO!
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Lightbulb

Maybe she found a man, and now is too busy!
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sounds like she needs a part time man around ?
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Welcome pegharris,
Looks like you have received plenty of advice from knowledgable people. That's what this forum does best. Did you get it worked out?
Yes we got it all worked out and i sure appreciate everyone here on IRV2
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Yes we got it all worked out and i sure appreciate everyone here on IRV2
"we".....she found one!
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Hi pegharris,
No fair Peg. One needs to let us know what the problem is. This is the way we learn from each other. What was the solution to the problem.
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Gary--

Which problem--

No man, or no power?


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