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Old 09-26-2013, 05:08 PM   #11
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OK so connections on panel are solid. Nothing burnt up. Checked continuity on the fuses all good. Crawled under found frame grounds and multiple connections all look solid as well. Starting to think I'm gonna need a new converter. . Unless the solenoid or relay delay box in the pic could be the culprit?

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Old 09-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #12
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Check your shore power cord. The connections MUST be tight and the locking ring must be locked.

Once the blades are burned the cord/connectors must be cleaned or replaced.


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Old 09-26-2013, 05:18 PM   #13
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Shore power cord looks good. Connections go straight to junction box in pic.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:37 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Don't believe any of those things would make the 30 amp cord get warm. It would indicate a loose wire on the power cord connections in the converter.
None of these by themselves should if he is running on a true 30amp plug. He is running on a 20amp plug through a 20amp cord, then to the 30amp cord. Some times the ground plug prong on the 20amp cord is broken off. From what is going on with that hot cord, is it a true grounding problem or a negative return problem? I am just throwing out things that he can look at quickly. 12v will not kill you..... a badly grounded 110 can.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:02 PM   #15
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It is a 30 amp cord with 110v adapter. Tried two different ones to confirm no issues.

I called my closest dealer where I bought the RV last year (3 hours away), and spoke to one of their techs, very helpful people. He recommended trying to start the RV using the house battery override switch, to see if the solenoid isolator is the culprit. Tried that, then got 13.3v to house batteries. So no Im waiting on a new solenoid from the local auto parts store. Hopefully it solves my issues, worth a shot, otherwise he agrees its probably the converter.

Bummed it still cancelled my 4 day trip, dont want to dry camp if nothing will get power.

Ill update next week and let everyone know how it turns out.

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