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Old 02-03-2023, 01:36 PM   #1
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1995 Safari Sahara electrical help

I have an electrical issue I hope you can help me with...I have a GFI next to my door and when this goes out I lose my power all the way back on the passengers side. I have changed the GFI but the outlet still has no power. Dose anyone know if there is a breaker or fuse somewhere other then the obvious breaker box? I am working at getting everything shipshape for a cross-country drive in April and I would lo to resolve this. Thank you for your help,
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Old 02-03-2023, 01:41 PM   #2
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Very likely the breaker for that circuit is in the main breaker box UNLESS it is one that is supplied through the inverter (if you have one).

If it worked in the past when you were not on shore power or generator (i.e. on an inverter) check on the inverter for the breaker.
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Old 02-04-2023, 10:33 AM   #3
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After double checking breakers... If you are comfortable doing so, kill the power to the RV, take the cover off the breaker panel and check the connections at each breaker. While you are in there, tighten them up. Before closing it up, re energize the system and check for power at the outgoing side of the breaker to that circuit - BE CAFEFUL!

First step after that is: recheck your work on the replacement GFI outlet. Make sure it's wired properly.

Second, grab a meter or test light and start walking through the system. First place I'd check is at the GFI outlet to see if there's power there. If not start walking though the system until you find power.

Other than what's been mentioned, I can't imagine there's any hidden breakers. The outlets are daisy chained, and some are used as junction boxes so it's possible a connection has come loose. NOTE: just because you test an outlet and it has power, don't assume that location isn't where the problem is. Power going into that location doesn't mean power is going out of that location. You might find it wasn't a bad GFI after all.

The attachment may help even if it isn't your exact year and model.

Good luck. Electrical problems can be a pain, but if you carefully walk through the system, you should be able to locate the problem. Again, be careful when testing.
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