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Old 07-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #21
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if you have electrical panel in trailer remove cover tighten all wire connections at breakers, inspect buss with flashlight see if any signs of black on copper buss.if you had a meter you could measure for voltage drop at main and back track from there.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:20 PM   #22
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don't forget the buried connector. a connection underground is subject to excess corrosion. check the easier ones first.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #23
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i had the same issue last week while camping. This was a first trip in our brand new 2013 trailer. It was a power coard issue, the terminal melted at the camp ground panel hook up. notified dealer about courd melting, and the statement was made that the power coards are cheap, and that several issues have been reported by other customers. camp ground maint. came out and installed a loaner much heavier power coard and everything was great for the rest of our trip. Check your power coard terminals look for melting
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:44 PM   #24
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i had the same issue last week while camping. This was a first trip in our brand new 2013 trailer. It was a power coard issue, the terminal melted at the camp ground panel hook up. notified dealer about courd melting, and the statement was made that the power coards are cheap, and that several issues have been reported by other customers. camp ground maint. came out and installed a loaner much heavier power coard and everything was great for the rest of our trip. Check your power coard terminals look for melting

Well Durn! I should have tried that!
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:03 PM   #25
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If you're measuring voltage at a wall outlet, most likely it is the cord, the wiring between the cord and the breaker box, the plug, or the connection in the breaker box (or the main breaker itself) in your camper. The problem is across separate circuits which pretty much eliminates individual breakers as long as the voltage remains steady at the pedistal. Look hard for copper wiring that is turning brownish or wire insulation that looks like it's melting, it sounds like a bad connection someplace.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:16 PM   #26
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don't forget the buried connector. a connection underground is subject to excess corrosion. check the easier ones first.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:30 PM   #27
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Huh?
He's talking abut my wire. I have two wires for the length I need and the connector was buried. I dug it up. Looks clean.
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He's talking abut my wire. I have two wires for the length I need and the connector was buried. I dug it up. Looks clean.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:55 PM   #29
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Here is a little something to remember, as the voltage goes down the amps go up. Work is a combination of volts and amps which = watts or work. Any motor or inductive component will suffer from this, a 10% decrease in voltage creates a 10% increase in amps. Thats what burns stuff up NOT the low voltage but the by-product of low voltage which is high current (amps). Resistive components do not suffer for this problem only inductive parts like motors & relay coils.
But thats not the end of the problem as the voltage goes down and current goes up the wire it's self heats up because of the high current and when that happens the resistance increase and the voltage drops even more.
So as you can see any voltage under 110 VAC will create problems serious problems, in most case low voltages cause more problems that high voltage because of the high current by-product.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:32 AM   #30
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HVACretired you are 100% correct on it.
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