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Author Topic: No power in my fifth wheel  (Read 138 times)

K8lynn

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No power in my fifth wheel
« on: September 19, 2017, 04:04:18 PM »
I bought a used 1992 layton celebrity editon 5th wheel model number 3455 pluged it in and everything worked fine. Then i had a electrician make a new outlet for it to plug into and plugged it into that and everything worked for 30 mins or so and then everything turned off and wont work at all now.theres still power in the new outlet but none in the 5th wheel.im a absoult newbie so dont know whats wrong. Tried to find the wiring diagram for it but no luck.please if anybody has any sugestions that would be a major help! Thanks in advance.

Rene T

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Re: No power in my fifth wheel
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 04:24:39 PM »
Oh no!!. Did the electrician wire it up top a 240 volt circuit. If he did, many of the items in the RV are toast. A 30 AMP RV runs off 110 volt AC. We hear this happening a lot. The electrician wires it up like a welder which is 240 Volts.
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ArdraF

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Re: No power in my fifth wheel
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 04:56:57 PM »
Put another way - if the electrician doesn't understand RV electrical systems he/she can make a serious mistake which is very costly for the owner.

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grashley

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Re: No power in my fifth wheel
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 06:55:52 PM »
The OP said everything was fine for 30 MINUTES, so I doubt it was the classic 240V fiasco.

RVs have essentially two power systems.  The 12VDC system powers most lights, TV, stereo, appliance control circuit boards, slide motors, etc.  This power comes from the house batteries which are charged by the converter (120VAC -->12VDC) when plugged into "shore power".  These circuits are protected by automotive style fuses.

The 120VAC comes from shore power or a generator.  In some cases, an inverter (12VDC -->120VAC) can supply limited 120V power.  This powers major loads like microwave, A/C, hair drier or anything plugged into 120V outlets.  There is an electric panel with household style circuit breakers to protect these circuits.

Depending on what is not working, check the fuse or circuit breakers.
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Re: No power in my fifth wheel
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 07:07:43 PM »
The OP said everything was fine for 30 MINUTES, so I doubt it was the classic 240V fiasco.

RVs have essentially two power systems.  The 12VDC system powers most lights, TV, stereo, appliance control circuit boards, slide motors, etc.  This power comes from the house batteries which are charged by the converter (120VAC -->12VDC) when plugged into "shore power".  These circuits are protected by automotive style fuses.

The 120VAC comes from shore power or a generator.  In some cases, an inverter (12VDC -->120VAC) can supply limited 120V power.  This powers major loads like microwave, A/C, hair drier or anything plugged into 120V outlets.  There is an electric panel with household style circuit breakers to protect these circuits.

Depending on what is not working, check the fuse or circuit breakers.

I hope you are right Gordon on the 240 volts.
Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
AKA  Pep N Mem
2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

 

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