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Old 06-02-2018, 04:26 PM   #1
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electrical outlets on slideout do not work

I have a grand design reflextion 5th wheel. three of the outlets do not work. the fireplace and the stereo which are in the slideout work. the gfi and the fuses all seem good. I have checked the wires in each of the non working outlets and they are not loose. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to resolve this issue. Thanks
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electrical outlets on slideout do not work

There may be another GFI ( some rvís have two )
You said the fuses are ok. These would not be on a fuse. Have you checked the circuit breakers.

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Old 06-02-2018, 04:36 PM   #3
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circuit breakers were checked
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Agree with Clifftall, on my trailer the GFI in the bathroom controlled outlets in the kitchen. Reset all GFI outlets might just fix your problem.

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Old 06-02-2018, 10:27 PM   #5
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Check to see which one might be the first in the daisy chain. On our HitchHiker the same happened and I found the hot wire into the first one had a bad connection so none of them would work. Good luck.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:39 AM   #6
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With this little tester you can check whether or not a wire is live or not. I would go under the slide and check the wires.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:02 AM   #7
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GFI first, breakers second.....if you have an inverter, there is a hidden popout breaker on the side ( learned about the hidden breaker this winter )
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The others have covered everything I can think of. However, there is a LOOONNGG shot I will mention. On my HitchHiker there are 2 circuit breakers in the battery compartment. When mine pop the slide will not move but I have never checked for anything else not working so it is a chance. Good Luck.

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I had the same issue with an older 5er I had. Seems that the power fed to the slideout goes into an outlet box. The power then daisy chains from there. The Neutral (white) wire came loose on the outlet. Back then they used the outlets where you just strip the wire and push it into the back of the outlet. Works fine in a house, not so much bouncing down the highway. My nephew (an electrician) got me outlets that had the same connection, but there was also a screw to insure the wire was locked in. I replaced all of the outlets.

But back to the OP, reconnecting the Neutral resolved the situation.
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My camper was connected to an improperly wired outlet and subsequently two GFCI outlets were FRIED. This also caused many outlets to stop functioning. Two new GFCI outlets from the hardware store solved the problem. It is possible you have a bad GFCI outlet.

My trailer now has an EMS hardwired inside the rig.
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If your unit has the pinch together type outlets, could be a bad or part-time connection
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