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Old 06-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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Electrical help need-SOLVED!

I have a 07 304FW Sandpiper, half of my outlets arnt working . 5 on the right side, 2 outside 2 in the kitchen and one in the bedroom.. everything else works fine. the other 3 in the main room and one other in the bedroom also the one in the bathroom . The one in the bathroom is the only one I have found that has a reset, even thou I'm sure there should be Two GFI's. What am i missing, something simple I'm sure ????
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Guessing it is a GFCI, but could be a loose wire connection and not a ground fault. It is also possible that one if the hot legs at the hookup is bad? Any chance you have a meter with? It'd check breakers first, then I'd check the gfci circuit and possibly remove outlets to make sure leads are connected securely.
I'm no electrician though, so just mho

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Old 06-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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*Could* easily be as simple as a GFCI recept. has tripped. 50 or 30 amp service? If 50 amp, might be one supply leg is out. If 30, you may have a little more digging to do.

Yes, get a voltmeter. Take cover off panel and check voltage on load side of each breaker. If this all checks okay, I'd say it's a 99.9% probability you have a bad connection at a receptacle. You might even turn each breaker off and back on in case one has tripped and you can't see it (the handle only moves part way).

If you have a whole whack of receptacles out suddenly and at the same time, I'm guessing you have a tripped breaker or GFCI. Breakers do fail once in a while, but that's pretty rare. It's also possible you have a wire that has come off at the rear of the receptacle, but that should be the last thing you might check for. Found a bad one in our own trailer.

Worst case scenario: If you find a tripped breaker or GFCI and resetting it restores power, but it trips again right away, then you could have a real problem to fix because you have a have short circuit somewhere. Or you have a leakage to ground somewhere. If it's been raining a lot, it's possible that some water got into a recept. somewhere and tripped a GFCI. If that's the case, you'll have to investigate for water intrusion near the receptacles.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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Okey gents, After looking and testing and pulling for 2 days, I called Wally World and have a appoinment to take it in, After all, I did buy a extended worrinty with it ( dont tell the wife BUT She asked "why i dont just take it in to get fixed" ) LOL, But I did find out the Electrical on the hot water tank isnt working eather, SO Its going to cost me $100 buck and have it fixed
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Well at least she didn't it's time to get a new camper.......

Just make sure you post what was wrong, or don't come back, lol.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:25 PM   #6
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okey okey, sorry it took so long for me to get back... It was the Bathroom GFI after all. Now why does that run a outlet outside also I dont know LOL, SOOOoooo I did run into another problem on this last trip, and Yes, I did post it here to see if anyone else has had that problem, Thanks for the info Guys & gals Keep on camping
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