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Old 02-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Electrical issue......I think?

I just brought my new 2012 Salem 30kqbss home today. Went through the demo at the dealership and everything worked perfectly. I took the camper to our storage yard in order to laod everything from our old camper into the new one. I plugged in our generator in order to have heat since its a bit cold outside today. Now the slide, electric awning, and electric jacks will not work. So i unhooked the genny . I tried the breakers, all ok. I looked at fuses, all ok. I called the dealership and the sales rep said it could be the in-line fuse behind the battery, Impossible! The 12volt lights are all working without issue. Any ideas on what this could be????Thanks!!
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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YES It could be an inline fuse behind battery . There could be more than one positive cable coming from the the positive side battery . Mine has more than one.
there is or should be a resettable circuit breaker behind battery or close to it .


just curious did you check the circuit breaker on your gennie ?
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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Yeah, genny was working fine, but dealer says slide should operate on battery power. I checked and I only have one positive line running from battery. I couldn't find any resetable breaker near battery. Behind battery under frame is a junction box with a lot of wires tied together with wire nuts but no fuse that I can see anywhere.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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should be a resettable breaker. it has a button on the side of it, to reset it.
mine is along the tongue, between the battery and the front of the trailer.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:45 PM   #5
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Ok found 30 amp breakers under front end but they were not tripped. I have tried almos everything to no avail. All appliances, lights, and furnace work, just not the awning, jacks, or slide. I'm starting to get concerned about my purchase!!!
Update: I'm now plugged in to 30 amp service and no changes!
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Did you check power on both sides of circuit breakers to see if ones bad?
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My brother in law the electrician is coming over today to check it out. It's probably gonna cost me some beer and a dinner, but hopefully it's worth it. I don't wanna tow it back to dealer and take a day off work
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Have your wife tow it to the dealer for you. Mine tows our trailer. The first time she did it I told her she couldn't learn to do it any younger. She did great.
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Doubt you have to be concerned with your purchase cause it was working before you hooked up the generator

What plug did you plug your camper into on the generator - hopefully not the 220 side

Hopefully it is something simple and most likely is something simple since you knew it was working prior to hooking up the generator.

Did you turn the breaker off and then turn it back on - I have seen breakers pop but still look like they are on and the only way to reset them was to turn them off and then pop back on.

When I hook up my generator - I shut the main breaker off in my load center since my generator does not have a breaker or switch to turn the power on or off.
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Back to the dealer it is. 30 amp breakers in front have power but it goes away somewhere underneath the trailer. Checked power going into jack motors and no dice. Same with the switch controlling the slide.
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