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Old 10-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #21
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I started thinking about this as "how would I walk my DW through what to do?"

Here is what I suggest - take things one step at a time.

1) take a hair dryer, go to the electrical outlet you had the camper plugged into - plug in hair dryer, does it work?
I don't have a hair dryer! But I'll try something else. Be right back!
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #22
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UGH! Hubby has that rigged, too. It is a plug that only the TT can plug into, so I can't test it with anything else. :P
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #23
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Try one of the interior outlets with a lamp, coffee maker, toaster...
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #24
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Plug a hairdryer or lamp into an electrical outlet inside the RV to see if you have 110v in the camper
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:46 AM   #25
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We have the house rigged so that the trailer has it's own breaker and outlet, that seems to be alright.
When you say the house is rigged for it's own trailer outlet, is it a 30 amp variety that you can plug the trailers power cord directly into, without using any kind of adapter plug.?

Nevermind: I see you answered that above in my slow typing interim.

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Plug a hairdryer or lamp into an electrical outlet inside the RV to see if you have 110v in the camper
Yes, try this with the trailer hooked up to your house outlet, to see if you do indeed have 120 volt power going into the trailer first. Then we will troubleshoot the converter.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:46 AM   #26
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UGH! Hubby has that rigged, too. It is a plug that only the TT can plug into, so I can't test it with anything else. :P

that is a problem. Do you have a circuit tester/voltage meter? Or do you know if you have an adapter to convert that to a regular household style plug?

Until you can be sure you have juice at this outlet, not much sense in going through things in the camper.

Most likely scenario is that the household current has been interrupted, probably the breaker, and you ran the battery down.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:46 AM   #27
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She said it was a dedicated outlet so it may be 30/50 outlet that would make it hard to plug something in to. I agree that this is the right approach. An alternate test: Is the display on the microwave showing anything so that you know it has power?
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:51 AM   #28
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TT plugged in = microwave works. So it is getting power from the plug.

So somehow, the battery seems to have died? I think I'm confused?
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Zhanna, I just found the operators manual for the distribution center (converter) that was in our Flagstaff. It has troubleshooting procedures in it. But, you need to disconnect the battery and take some voltage readings. Not sure if you have that ability. Also, the manual has a number to call for tech support. I may help you to get a live person on a 1:1 call. So, open the front cover of your RV distribution center (where the breakers and fuses are) and see if the manufacturer is WFCO. If it is, then try calling tech support at this number, 877-294-8997.
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So then the Converter (Battery Charger) isn't working. Either:
- The breaker for it is tripped. Find it in the fuse/breaker panel. Turn it off and back on. (It's usually labelled "Con")
-The reverse-polarity fuses on the Converter are blown (per wmtire). They are also in the fuse/breaker panel area.
- The Converter has died. (Time to replace it with a better Progressive Dynamics unit after following the diagnosis steps.)
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