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Old 08-15-2015, 11:56 AM   #1
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No power inside - 2013 Coachmen Clipper 17FQ

Just completed a camping trip. On shore power, all was great. Came home, was starting to clean up. Electric jack works well, but there's no power inside.

Is there a breaker that takes the inside power offline?

The power connection at the campground was a bit flaky, might have been enough to trip a breaker or two.

Pretty sure the battery is fully charged. I've not tried plugging the camper in since we've gotten back. Was just going to pull from battery power for lights, etc, during cleanup. Pulling the power plug was the last thing we did when shutting down at the campground.



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Old 08-15-2015, 12:03 PM   #2
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Check the two 30-40A fuses in the converter ( usually yellow/orange) . If the battery was low when you plugged in, or issues with campground power, I could have blown them. There are no breakers in the 12V system Only fuses. ( possibly one resettable fuse)
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It has been my habit to throw the main on the power pole before I unplug the Surge Guard to keep things to a minimum.
I then unplug the power cord from the SG and stow things away, power is also the last thing I unhook.

Post back after you have had a chance to check the fuses.
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When you say no power do you mean no 12 volt power or no 120 volt power?
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When you say no power do you mean no 12 volt power or no 120 volt power?

I'm pretty sure it's 12 volt I'm lacking (overhead lights, radio, etc). Not checked 120 volt.


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Do you have a battery disconnect? What is the voltage at the batteries themselves? Are you plugged in to shore power?
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I'm pretty sure it's 12 volt I'm lacking (overhead lights, radio, etc). Not checked 120 volt.

you need to tell us if it's just 12v or 110v also.
and test the battery with a multimeter, cause the idiot panel lights are not accurate.
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you need to tell us if it's just 12v or 110v also.

and test the battery with a multimeter, cause the idiot panel lights are not accurate.

Yep, this is when I could tell something was a bit strange... The battery idiot light panel inside wouldn't show anything. Upon pressing the first time, it came on strong then faded away, apparently burning off whatever power was stored in its capacitors. From then on, it did nothing (making sense if it has no power getting to it). The electric tongue jack has plenty of juice to lift and lower, so I have a feeling it's between the battery and converter. I think the tongue Jack has individual leads off the battery for power (does not run through the camper's system).

About to head back to check on the fuses. Will pull a power cord and see if anything works on shore power.


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First things to check are battery disconnect and the breaker. Don't start ripping things apart yet.
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Pretty sure that the Clipper doesn't have a factory disconnect switch.
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Okay, finally got back into the camper. All fuses inside the panel near the converter are good. No breakers tripped. Checking AC on shore power momentarily.


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Just plugged in to 110v AC. Everything inside camper functions. Hearing no hum from the converter.


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Sure you checked the two large fuses, they are not in the same section of the panel as the smaller ones.
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Put the DC under a load (incandescent 2-bulb light) and the converter cooling fan activated.


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Sure you checked the two large fuses, they are not in the same section of the panel as the smaller ones.

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Just tried pulling the plug after resetting all the breakers again. Again, everything is dead. It seems that it's all running off shore power or nothing. Maybe I have a broken wire between the battery and the converter?


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First check battery voltage bother when plugged in and unplugged. This will tell you something. Your battery could be bad.
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Large red/orange fuse on the bottom 40A.
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There's an in-line fuse between the battery and the electrical panel. On ours it located at the front, drivers side corner near the inside end of the stabilizer jack. Pretty standard looking fuse holder (has a cover) but not fully weatherproof. If that fuse blew you'd get the indications you've described.
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Look for a mini-breaker underneath trailer near tongue and reset by pushing black button.....hope that is it....
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