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Old 08-15-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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hi everyone, i'm new to this whole rv thing so excuse me if i don't know anything. anyhow, i got this trailer for a really good price but it has a problem when i plug it in to shore power. i plug it in to a 30 amp circuit but i still don't get the ac, microwave, or fridge to work. the battery is testing to 12.8, so i'm wondering if this is a bad converter? i checked all of the fuses and they were all ok, but there were also some empty slots and since i don't have a manual i don't know if i'm just missing one. any help would be appreciated, thanks
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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You will have to trace the electricity with a tester--starting at the circuit breaker for the 120 volt system. Do you have electricity at the control paner/circuit breaker box when plugged in? Are all the circuit breakers reset?
The 120 volt is a separate system from the 12 volt--no fuses in the 120 side, should be circuit breakers as in a house panel--check there, if electricity is there, then you have a GFI breaker SOMEWHERE in the system that is tripped and needs to be reset.
GFI is a Gound-Fault Interrupter breaker--looks like a regular wall outlet with a red/black/white reset button in the middle. Look for one of these, probably near the bathroom somewhere.
Be very careful when working with the house current--it can get you big time.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:49 AM   #3
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The AC and micro work only on 120VAC the fridge should be able to run on LPG too - however it will need 12VDC to run some controls. As the previous poster mentioned, you need to trace your shore power (120VAC) circuits - Usually there is a single point where the AC breakers and the DC fuses reside. Sometimes the AC to DC converter ( and battery charger) is located there as well. On my TT the power cord attaches to the back of a distribution panel behind the circuit breakers - it is possible that a wire has come loose or is broken. That would prevent your shore power from even reaching a CB - unlike your house - there are no master CB - just the ones for the indivdual ckts - AC, Microwave, Outlets, Converter etc. If you don't have a multimeter go down to either your local big box home improvement store, or electronics supplier and get a cheap DMM - usually less than $20.00. It will be invaluable for checking these circuits. Be sure to remember the difference between AC and DC.
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