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Old 06-15-2013, 10:58 PM   #15
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If you have not found any additional GFI that has tripped, also check your Inverter/Converter to see if a circuit breaker has tripped on it.

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To the OP.....Dr4Film has a very good suggestion if, indeed you do have a combo inverter/converter. 110vac is shunted through the inverter when you have shore power connected. The inverter itself has (usually) pop out CB's. They may not be visible where the unit is installed.
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I gotta go with that too. If your converter is on the same CB and it has power, then something is rotten in Denmark at or after the converter.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:38 AM   #17
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Hmm.. Just because the GFCI has power doesn't mean that the output to the other downstream outlets couldn't be defective. The fact that something tripped at 2 AM is fishy. You also state that part of the CB controls the other half of the circuit. Just because the CB "clicks" doesn't mean that it isn't defective. I had a CB in my stick built that fried and never tripped! It was due to a 220 loose connection at a dryer outlet that increased the line resistance and overheated the outlet and the breaker burned instead of tripped. Scary.

Sounds in your case if the converter turns off when turning the breaker, the breaker is fine though.
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Just got home from savannah ga, time to do some serious troubleshooting, ordered a cb be here tomorrow, no one carried that type, also ordered the new upgraded converter, doing contunity checks from cb wire to electrical outlets now, will keep all posted on outcome.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:41 AM   #19
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The converter is a magnetk 6300q. Not an inverter to my knowledge, ordered a progressive PD 4645, 4600 series conveter, the fan not working, getting hot and loud buzzing noise time to replace even tho it was charging battery at 13.6.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:56 AM   #20
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If your coach does NOT have a combination Inverter/Converter and so it appears that it doesn't, then your problem with the 120 VAC distribution is either the circuit breaker or a supply line from the circuit breaker to an outlet or outlets that the circuit breaker feeds.

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Old 06-18-2013, 01:35 PM   #21
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I had a similar problem with my fifth wheel. It was the GFI in the bathroom. But there should be one in the kitchen too. Have you checked?

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Found it. !! A crappy sunseeker outlet, the kind that pierce the elect wire, under the table, it looked good but the continuity checked gave no signal, replaced with a real outlet everything's great, will replace all the cheap outlets tomorrow. Thanks for all the suggestions, it kept me going. Phil
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Glad you found the problem.

Most if not ALL RV duplex outlets are of the RV style and are not worth a crap.

They are put together using a pinch type connector that most times does not make a good electrical connection.

People would be far better off replacing ALL of the outlets with shallow home style outlets where the wire is actually attached with screws to make a good electrical contact.

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Your correct, if the builders would have spent a few more dollars for labor and material, not only less headaches for the owners but it would increase their bottom more return buyers, this is the USA, we can do better.
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Wait a minute here, they are not all crap. Mine are 19 years old and I've only replaced the one outside on the patio wall. After it had been experiencing leaking water inside and rotted out. Not had a bit of trouble from the ID (Insulation Displacement) type, thin wall type, electrical outlets. From anywhere else, including the other patio outlet.

When I've checked them on occasion, they are all nice and solid with a good grasp on the wires.
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Wait a minute here, they are not all crap. Mine are 19 years old and I've only replaced the one outside on the patio wall. After it had been experiencing leaking water inside and rotted out. Not had a bit of trouble from the ID (Insulation Displacement) type, thin wall type, electrical outlets. From anywhere else, including the other patio outlet.

When I've checked them on occasion, they are all nice and solid with a good grasp on the wires.
Things have deteriorated greatly since yours was built. The Chinese invasion was in it's infancy back then.

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Was talking about my Moho 2001 sunseeker, if you have the same as mine you've been lucky. High end rv's probably are built better ,like cars, didn't mean to offend your rv, just stating the facts on mine.
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Was talking about my Moho 2001 sunseeker, if you have the same as mine you've been lucky. High end rv's probably are built better ,like cars, didn't mean to offend your rv, just stating the facts on mine.
No offense taken. Just pointing out that they can give years of service.
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