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Old 08-16-2011, 02:49 PM   #11
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I will go to home depot and get a new GFI and try it.

I just called the Power converter manufacturer and they told me i don't have a 12v problem, it is a 110v problem i should be looking. If the camper is half power, they claim the converter box is working.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:30 PM   #12
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My pop up developed a short early that was a result of a mounting screw for an overhead light that went through a wire and caused a dead short.

My ground wires (3) also need regular cleaning and tightening to function properly.

Check under trailer wiring for damage and install looms to protect them from road damage. All my wiring was hanging loose and exposed on my 190XR.

Aren't electrical troubles frustrating?!
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:13 PM   #13
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My old popup had a kill switch that would active not with the roof up but with one of the beds fully extended (see red circle in the attached picture). Without the bed fully extended the overhead lights would not work. Check for a similar switch in your popup and make sure is fully engaged.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #14
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Just found the problem.
The overhead lights were disconected somehow. I found the clip outside at the rear end of the camper and they are working.
Now, the GFI is tripping due to the refrigerator. I repaced the GFI and everytime i connect the fridge, the GFI tripped.
I have a friend coming over to take a look why the refrigerator is doing this.
I'lll keep you posted, thanks so much for ALL the ideas!!!
At least lights, outlets and half of the problems are fixed...
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:01 PM   #15
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thanks, i would like to know. glad u have it isolated.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:39 AM   #16
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Somehow the 110v on the fridge is the problem tripping the GFI, a friend came over and told me to switch over to 12v the refreigerator. I did and everything is back alive again.
The question is, can i run the fridge on 12v from now on? and forget about the 110v? or should i keep troubleshooting the refrigerator problem?
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If it were me, I would try to find out what is causing the problem because it may cause other problems down the line. There has to be something else in the loop that is causing this to happen.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:11 PM   #18
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u can.
sense u know it is in the frig, u may look around there. could be a wire to the heating element that has had insulation rubbed off. may even find something happened in the wire at the plug.

i find most things just by doing a careful exam for something loose, frayed, or not quiet right.
something foreign may be laying on the circuit board or the terminals.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:25 PM   #19
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Check the back of the fridge and make sure the ground is connected. There is usually a green wire going to the frame of the fridge. If the ground is not connected it will trip the ground fault.
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