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Old 10-03-2021, 07:17 PM   #1
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Electrical issue 1971 Timberline

I'm hoping someone can help.
I am clueless on travel trailers.
I got a 1971 Timberline 19 foot trailer for my 22 yr old to stay in while he saves for his own place.
It's been parked in our driveway and hooked up to our electric for about 3 yrs. Everything was fine.
( We never hooked water up as bathroom isn't in working order).
On a really hot day a few months ago everything just stopped working.
We tried trouble shooting by changing the extension cord that ran to the plug on the trailer and still nothing would turn on.
We have no idea what to do next?
Can't find a breaker, or transformer or whatever. Can't even follow the plug to see where it goes without ripping cabinets out.
Any ideas would be so helpful.
Thank you so much!!!
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Old 10-03-2021, 08:01 PM   #2
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In TT of your vintage , there will probably be a metal panel 6"x 12" brown in color; could have vent louvers ; that hinges down or has to be slid up to remove , to expose the 120 volt breakers and 12 volt fuses .
Sorry I don't have a photo with the cover closed .
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Old 10-04-2021, 01:39 PM   #3
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We need more information to be able to help you. Please post a reply if you read this so we know you are still needing help.

You said the power quit on a hot day. Was the air conditioner in the TT running at the time? Is there an air conditioner in the TT?

What kind of shore power plug does the TT have? It is probably not a 4 pin 50 amp 240 volt system. It may be a 3 pin 30 amp 120 volt system or a 20 amp three pin 120 volt system.

1) Plug some 120 volt appliance into the extension cord. Does it work? If so, extension cord and house power is good. If not, check house circuit breaker box for tripped breaker.

2) Find the travel trailer breaker box as posted above. A 30 amp system will probably have a breaker panel somewhere like the one shown in the picture.

A 20 amp system may have a breaker panel, or it may be a box under a dinette seat or inside a cabinet space. Removing a panel or a drawer to find it may be necessary.

Fuses and circuit breakers are likely. Check them first.
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Did you ever find the cause?
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