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Old 11-24-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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Brand new 2306, no 120v-something Im missing?

Hi! I picked up my new Mini Lite 2306 a couple days ago and was very happy with the way my 2001 4.8 Tundra towed it. The dealer even had a full tank of fresh water in the tank. The weight distribution system and anti sway made it less than the white knuckle ride I was expecting. Going up the only moderately steep hill between dealer and home the Tundra dropped down a gear and stayed at a steady speed. I dont think thats going to happen on some steeper hills, but I can live with that.
I finally got a day off to check out everything. I plugged a radio into an outlet and after about an hour the power abruptly cut off. At this point I have verified the breakers are on and not in a "tripped "state. The power is indeed present at the power cable going into the trailer as I confirmed with a dvm. Am I missing something or is there maybe a hard problem with the electrical/converter box.?The battery power system is fine. Just no AC. Any Thank you ahead of time!
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:35 PM   #2
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Check to make sure the GFCI didn't trip. It'll probably be on the outlet in the bathroom and it may take all the outlets with it. Also, if you didn't, flip the breakers all the way off and then on again. Sometimes it doesn't look like they tripped.

And....is it just the outlets (the AC runs)?
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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Also note that there is normally a main breaker and then a separate breaker for each circuit. Either of those tripping will cause no power.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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I've been pulling a mini-lite ETC 181 with a 2002 Tundra 4.7L. Hint: Make sure you tow with the transmission with OD off. The early Tundra had a weakness in the transmission. Enjoy your 2306.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:04 PM   #5
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Hi! thanks for the quick replies. I did verify the breakers were not in a tripped position. (about 82 times now). The lights to Microwave are not present. I tried the AC with no luck there - The TV doesnt come on. Only the battery power items will function. When I pull the battery disconnect switch, there is nothing! I pressed on the main gfi in bathroom, still nothing. I am thinking this gfi would not affect the Microwave or AC though.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #6
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Hi! thanks for the quick replies. I did verify the breakers were not in a tripped position. (about 82 times now). The lights to Microwave are not present. I tried the AC with no luck there - The TV doesnt come on. Only the battery power items will function. When I pull the battery disconnect switch, there is nothing! I pressed on the main gfi in bathroom, still nothing. I am thinking this gfi would not affect the Microwave or AC though.
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and you have the trailer plugged into shore power? and the outlet it's plugged into should NOT be a GFI outlet.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #7
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Hey Bikendan! Thx for the help - Yes, I have it plugged into the house 120vac outside outlet. I have a digital volt meter and verified power at the plug going into the trailer recepticle.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:33 PM   #8
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Have you also checked that the 30A main breaker in the camper's panel isn't tripped?

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Old 11-25-2013, 12:39 AM   #9
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If you are comfortable with checking the panel for power. These are the steps to do it safety.
Disconnect the shore power

Remove panel cover

Place leads of volt meter on main wires in the panel, you should be able to push them in a crack of the lugs that hold the wire.

Connect shore power then look at meter from a safe distance to see if you have power (to work within 6 inches of the panel you should have arc flash gear on to be 100% safe)

If power is there problem is in panel or in the wiring leaving the panel. If now power then the problem is in the wiring feeding between shore connection and panel. Once this is determined you can check for loose wiring ( make sure you are disconnected from shore power before checking for loose wiring)

Hope this will help you narrow down where the problem is.
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Question? On my unit there is a 30 amp main breaker. When I turn it on after I have connected shore power my converter beeps and I can hear the converter cooling fan turn on and any 12 volt lights get a little brighter. Do you experience this? If no, maybe you have a disconnect between your shore power and the panel.

Arc flash gear? I don't think most of us have this and I have never heard of it but then again I never worked for the power company. My recommendation is if you are not sure about working with 120 vac maybe you should not be within 10 feet of it
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