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rutherford.ms

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Okay, we're fixing it one item at a time. We are currently hooked up to shore power and have everything that we can think of switched on. The problem is that we have 110v in the forward part of the coach, (microwave, dining area, etc.) but the rear bedroom area is dead. The breakers look okay, although tomorrow I will take a look at them with a volt-ohm meter and see if there's any problem there. Also, the outside 110 volt outlet next to the side door is a dead player too. Might there be a separate switch or GFI breaker somewhere that I am overlooking?
 

Just Lou

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There is most likely a GFI in the kitchen area and somewhere in the bathroom area.

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Could be there is a GFCI breaker in the AC load center panel. It can sometmes be hard to detect that a breaker is in the mid position o that is usual for a GFCI trip, so flip the relevent breaker Off & On the be sure.

If not a GFCI breaker, there is likely a GFCI equipped outlet as the first outlet in a series leading toward the back of the coach. Don't forget to check the outside outlet(s) for a GFCI reset button.
 

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I had the same problem less than two weeks ago.  It turned out to be a GFCI in the bathroom area.  Ours is directly underneath the medicine cabinet facing downward (hard to see unless you are looking for it).  Resetting it turned everything that was off back on again.  We drove through some heavy rain that I'm thinking somehow set my GFCI immediately after hooking up to shore power.  The good news is that it's an easy fix if you know where to look, the bad news is that if you've never had it happen to you before, you probably won't be expecting it (unless you've read this post).  ;D
 

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Ours was a GFI on the end of a floor cabinet facing into a "dark corner" in the bedroom. It was actually the closest receptacle to the washer/dryer, which is why they made it a GFI.
 

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Our two GFI's protect the outlets on the left and right side of our coach, one on the kitchen, one in the bathroom. It sounds like your circuits are fore and aft.
 

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Wow, stating to feel like Sherlock Holmes. Found a copy of the 12v/110v wiring layout and it showed a GFI in the bathroom. At first I still couldn't find the darn thing and finally moved the window curtain out of the way and there it was. Pushed the reset button and that took care of everything. On this coach, the outlet in the bathroom (the GFI), the three outlets in the bedroom along with a hard-wired tablelamp and the patio outlet are all wired through this GFI unit. Not sure why all of these are wired this way, as I could understand anything near moisture but not the others. Maybe it was a savings in wire, who knows?
 

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I'm told that my rig is an "Entry level" class A, based on the sticker price... I believe it.

however the more I read about some of the fun finding things like GFCI's (mine is very easy to find, it's the shaver outlet in the half-bath) and some other features, including one of the best power converters made...... Man am i glad I bought this model

In a few other areas I'm just plain lucky... For example I had a freeze breaking a pipe or fitting.  Of course it was the ONLY piece of plumbing I could isolate and it was the easiest on the entire rig to replace.

Now, if only i had that kind of luck in a Casino!!!!!!
 

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Not sure why all of these are wired this way, as I could understand anything near moisture but not the others. Maybe it was a savings in wire, who knows?

It is usual to wire multiple convenience outlets in one 15A or 20A circuit and typically all convenience outlets in an RV will be on the same one or two circuits. When one of those circuits has a GFCI, all outlets downstream from it will also be GFCI protected. It's a free bit of extra safety on the other outlets. The drawback is that they all go off when one of them trips the GFCI.
 

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John  got an Idea  if you do have great success at the Casinos  Bet 10 for me and build it up  to about  50K and call me  If you lose,  just figure it as a friendship wager  LOL  would work for me,  con't know about you  Good luck at the tables. 
 

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RV Roamer said:
It is usual to wire multiple convenience outlets in one 15A or 20A circuit and typically all convenience outlets in an RV will be on the same one or two circuits. When one of those circuits has a GFCI, all outlets downstream from it will also be GFCI protected. It's a free bit of extra safety on the other outlets. The drawback is that they all go off when one of them trips the GFCI.

Yep, that's what I figured. Not too happy with some of the connections that I found while looking for this problem though. Rather sloppy workmanship, I am surprised that some of it has stayed together this long. I figured the GFI got kicked off when we were doing some cleaning, probably hit it and didn't even know it.
 

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Shayne said:
John  got an Idea  if you do have great success at the Casinos  Bet 10 for me and build it up  to about  50K and call me  If you lose,  just figure it as a friendship wager  LOL  would work for me,  con't know about you  Good luck at the tables. 


Well Shyne... As i said, if I had the kind of luck with Casinos I have with hardware....  Alas, I don't.

So far this season I've lost $1.00 in the casinos.  Of course I've only played $1.00
 

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