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Old 05-31-2016, 11:32 AM   #11
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Since you said that you had power to the connector on the side of the RV when this happened, and you pulled the converter/power panel in the RV out and put it back, My bet is that it's a loose connection at the power distribution panel. Possibly at the main breaker. However it could be a loose connection at the internal plug connections.

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Old 05-31-2016, 12:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by rwtdct View Post
I stated I had battery power only that would be DC. NO AC

I plug into shore power (at home now) 118.4 volts all the way to the breakers. No breaker is tripped. Why am I not getting power to Air con., Microwave, GFI, outlets.

Here is another thing. I turn my generator on and I am back to full power. So why do I have power with my on board generator not shore power?
Pretty sure that if you could run on your Generator and not on shore power, that you just blew a probably already weak Pedestal breaker. When you unplugged and plugged back in I ASSUME you used the correct process and turned breaker off then plugged back in and then TURNED ON. That reset the breaker and most flip only a fraction of an inch so it is easy to miss that the breaker has blown. You are fine, the pedestal maybe not. Calibrate the Wife NO HAIR DRYER with the AC on and remember that a coffee pot is an electric heater so high draw. We stick with a percolator but seems that some here have posted that they run a separate line out the side of the slide to the 20 amp plug on the pedestal for coffee pot or space heater to keep that load off the trailer system. Also remember that the Electric on your water heater is a big draw as well. So if AC then NO HAIR DRYER and NO ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Old 06-01-2016, 08:42 AM   #13
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Thanks for all responses. I was out drinking coffee with the fellows when she (the wife) said, we just lost power (AC). Had I known she had the blow drier on I would have shut a couple things off. 99.9% of the time we are dry camping and are on solar with a 2500 watt power inverter. Not to often my generator comes on. I'll drip my coffee in the morning then coffee goes in a SS pot on the stove to keep it warn. She knows not to use a blow drier, heater etc. while the coffee pot is on. She figured while hooked up to shore power we could run everything in the house.

Thanks for all responses. I am still puzzles not seeing a breaker tripped. I am thinking the points or needle in the transfer switch.

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