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Old 12-27-2015, 09:10 PM   #31
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UPDATE!!! Found a burnt wire where my power cable connects inside the camper. I cut the burnt wires and reattached and now everything works. Thanks for everybody's help...
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:27 PM   #32
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UPDATE!!! Found a burnt wire where my power cable connects inside the camper. I cut the burnt wires and reattached and now everything works. Thanks for everybody's help...
Great news!
Thanks for reporting back.
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:31 PM   #33
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UPDATE!!! Found a burnt wire where my power cable connects inside the camper. I cut the burnt wires and reattached and now everything works. Thanks for everybody's help...
Glad you are back online. Now find why it burnt.

Keep the faith and keep sharing. We all learn from these conversations. Oh yah, post pictures for people like me that have not seen the components and condition.

If you want, add your rig age and model to your signature. Might help folks with ideas as to a resolution or place to start.
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:39 PM   #34
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A burnt wire at a connection usually means that the connection was loose which results in a high resistance connection ( generates heat). I would check the remaining connections in the area to insure they were secure as well. Poor connections usually reveal themselves when the current draw is high. Glad you found it and shared your resolution.
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Old 12-27-2015, 10:32 PM   #35
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You're lucky it didn't burn the camper, too! Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket!
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:05 AM   #36
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llawson2, Bravo Zulu
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:26 AM   #37
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I agree with D.J. Schuler about getting a Progressive EMS Box. It saved my electronics as well!
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:53 AM   #38
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FWIW The ground and neutral went to the same buss for years. When GFI's became common the code was changed to split ground from neutral.

FWIW 2 if you look at the spec for a camper outlet it specifies bonding ground and neutral at the box on the pole/wall/whatever. It is not a shock hazard.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:56 AM   #39
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Iím glad to see your loss of power was discovered and fixed. However, I am concerned that you still havenít added a proper ground circuit to your wiring.

An electrician can quickly add a ground circuit to your setup and make sure your wiring is safe. There are too many possible variables in your setup to give a specific solution; therefore, an electrician is the best way to get it done properly.
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Iím glad to see your loss of power was discovered and fixed. However, I am concerned that you still havenít added a proper ground circuit to your wiring.

An electrician can quickly add a ground circuit to your setup and make sure your wiring is safe. There are too many possible variables in your setup to give a specific solution; therefore, an electrician is the best way to get it done properly.

What is wrong with his system and why?
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