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Old 06-24-2019, 09:22 AM   #1
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Weekend full of issues

Hey there all, I have a 1999 Southwind 36Z. This weekend, my beloved home away from home decided to cascade issues on me. No power to the porch light, the handle on the fresh water drain ball valve broke off, one of the legs of the 30 amp shore power plug seems to have burned up and the fresh water pump (either the pump or the switch) decided it no longer wanted to function.

So here I am at the track (I road race motorcycles) and I have no porch light at night, I have a tank full of fresh water that I can't use, my shore power plug is sparking when it moves (terrifying my wife), and when I go to drain the water in the fresh tank before leaving, the handle breaks and I have to use a wrench to open it.

1. So, where can I begin my search for why there is not power to the porch light? No power behind the fixture at all (tested with a multi-meter)?

2. Water pump fuse is good, and while it was working two weeks ago, it was doing something weird before it went out all together. I would hit the switch and the light would come on and go off. If I held the switch down, the pump would work momentarily but not on its own. Doesn't work at kitchen, lav or the outside faucet.

3. I figured, for the shore power plug, I would just cut the end off and put a new one on, but is that the correct course of action?

4. The ball valve on the fresh water tank drain appears to be right at the edge of the tank, and there is a 90 degree elbow within a couple of inches of it on the other side for the "down spout". Has anyone had to change this before? Is it just a matter of cutting out the old and replacing with new? Is the end going to the tank threaded? It looks like it is "knurled" to be able to twist.

Thanks for any assistance.

Juan G.
1999 Fleetwood Southwind, 36Z
2009 GSXR 1000 (Race Bike)
1999 Honda Shadow 750 (Street Bike)
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