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Old 09-20-2020, 10:50 AM   #1
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Fuses checked at door and above microwave... anywhere else I may have missed?

This is a NTM used 2002 Winnie Adventurer ... Vortec Chassis.

Ok, I am stumped - both 110V outlets on either side of the bed, dead. Obviously previous owner knew it, and just put outlet kid-safety protectors in them to remind them... but was never addressed.

The two 12V reading spots work, but the wall mounted upward pointing 12V lights do not. - New bulbs too!

I am assuming on the 110V, there is something disconnected inside one of the junction boxes located under the bed, is my guess?

According to the wiring diagrams, the spots and the wall mounted lights all are from same line feed... 12V Wiring Diagram

Anyone else experienced this and what did you do?

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Nobody likes electrical problems I guess...

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The 2 12V sconce lights by the bed turned out to be bad switches and not a loss of power to them - new lights arrive shortly and I will install. Multimeters rock.

The two 110V outlets on either side of the bed turned out to be disconnected by one of the two previous owners due to a short - the wires were fried at one outlet and in the junction box under the bed. Ran new wire, replaced outlets, and all is peachy again.

I am literally a Happy Camper.
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Multimeters rock.

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Indeed you are correct sir! My fears were expecting worse, glad it was not what I thought... sure would be nice to find out how they shorted those 110V wires - pretty crispy in those walls, lucky they didn't have a fire. Either a mistake was made during its build OR I found a small electric space heater - and we know how those can be on wiring as well... (I am leaning towards someone left a space heater on too long )
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The failure of RV thin wall outlets ; due to loose connections between the wire and the outlet clinch terminals is common.
Loose connection = heat ; and meltdown.

Did the quick mount outlet look like this ?
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The failure of RV thin wall outlets ; due to loose connections between the wire and the outlet clinch terminals is common.
Loose connection = heat ; and meltdown.

Did the quick mount outlet look like this ?
It was just outside the outlet - from the outlet point where the wire goes into the box and about 4" away - melted and charred - and then within the metal junction box under the bed.... something super heated those wires... you'd think the breaker would have prevented it... I had a local freelance RV guy come help me with the wire pulling and testing the 110V once we made sure all wire was good and fastened.

At least we know going forward those outlets will be used for low draw - phone chargers mostly.
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