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Old 07-12-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Partial AC Electrical System Failure - HELP!!

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Last evening during a serious thunderstorm, part of my AC electrical system failed. From the middle of my 2009 Flagstaff forward, the system is down. Checked the CB's (cycled them), no effect. Checked power to them, good there. I believe that the was a lightning strike somewhere in the area, but at least 1+ mile away. I did not experience any burning electrical odor (either inside or out). Nothing else in the TT blinked, wobbled, chirped, or cycled off and on.

This evening I will be under the TT with a flash light looking for access panels, and indications of melting. I cannot foresee where the OEM would have installed another CB panel, but...


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Old 07-12-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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Check all the wall plugs. At least one will be a GFI receptacle. If it is tripped, everything downstream will be dead also. There won't be any any splice box for AC wiring under the trailer, or anywhere else.

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Old 07-12-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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GFIC receptacles are usually located in a bathroom or kitchen. Also any exterior receptacle will be GFIC Protected. as Windrider stated everything downstream is protected by that GFIC receptacle. Press the Test Button and then the Reset Button and then check the receptacles.

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Old 07-13-2011, 08:47 AM   #4
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My deepest appreciation for your help!

windrider and cfsoistman,

Thank you for your learned input! What a simple fix! Don't recall hearing the button "pop". Don't understand why the CB did not trip, but the GFCI did. Regardless, it did its job.

Again, my deepest appreciation!

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