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Old 03-08-2016, 03:50 PM   #1
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Electrical Issue9

I have had this problem twice. Turned on AC, go to sleep and wake up with no electric service. First time checked all breakers inside and out. Reset the power cord at pole and camper, electric came on. Week later same issue, did the above actions no electric this time. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:59 PM   #2
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Most breakers used on power pedestals and in RVs are the thermal type so when they trip you need to give them a little time to reset. there are times when the breaker may trip but it doesn't look like it on the panel so you need to shift the effected electrical breaker all the way to off and wait a little while to ensure it is cool then reset. AC cycling (starting and stopping) can cause an overload. Is your supply and your cord heavy enough to cary the load.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:13 PM   #3
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If your on a 30amp and you ,say,have your electric hot water on and with the AC coming on and other small things in the unit are on you just may be at overload. More than 30 amp.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:15 PM   #4
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Yes on the cord. at least it was 4 months ago. The pedastal breaker was checked again this AM when I returned from work.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #5
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Something I forget to add is that my surge protector showed that there was power from the pedalstool.

I am running the same units in the camper as I was previously. Right now everything is turned off unplugged and still no power.
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:10 PM   #6
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Have you checked the breakers inside the distribution panel?

Is it just the 120 volt power that's out or is both 12 and 120 volts off?

Have you checked the GFCI(s) in the unit?

Is the surge protector plug in or hard wired?

Are you handy with a multimeter?
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:35 PM   #7
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Success! Loose wire on the outlet coming into the trailer plug.

Thanks for all the different possibilities.
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glad you let us know what you found and the problem is fixed
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