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Old 03-23-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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I used mg hair dryer in the camper this weekend and it cut out. Now there are multiple outlets that do not work...help me please! No breakers are tripped. Could it be a fuse?
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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there should be one outlet with a GFI, usually in the bathroom. when it trips, all the outlets are non-functioning.
reset it and the others should work again.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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I used mg hair dryer in the camper this weekend and it cut out. Now there are multiple outlets that do not work...help me please! No breakers are tripped. Could it be a fuse?
The outlets have GFCI protection. If one tripped, it will take out all downstream outlets. Look for your GFCI outlets and press the reset button.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #4
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I did the one located in the bathroom and that hasn't fixed the problem. Could there be more than one if those switches that I am missing?
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:43 PM   #5
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Perhaps the kitchen.
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If you were using the receptacle in the bathroom, then that is the GFI that would have tripped. I had a bad GFI that would not reset when I got my trailer.

Another idea, is that sometimes you can't tell if a breaker is tripped. Cut all of them off, and the firmly cut them back on.
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I wasn't using that outlet. I was using one in the bunkhouse room when this happened.
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I wasn't using that outlet. I was using one in the bunkhouse room when this happened.
Does the bathroom receptacle work after resetting that ?? On my trailer, there is only 1 GFI with the bathroom, kitchen, and outside receptacles on that circuit. Of course, there could be another GFI somewhere. I think I would try the breakers in the power center by resetting all of those.
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I suspect one of 3 things.

1 - a bad GFI seems reset but no power leaving.

2 - loose connection (or burn't off wire) inside the breaker panel

3 - a loose connection (or burn't off wire) behind one of the receptacles

If you are comfortable with doing this - I would disconnect all power from the trailer including batteries and start opening and inspecting every thing for tightness - including behind outlets that work as it mat be the last working point in the trailer. Ie power going into recetacle ok but wire leaving to feed powwer to next outlet burn't off.

Loose connections are not uncommon in trailers. Vibration, load changes, temperature changes - and sometimes hurried installation all equal potential problems
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We have 3 GFI's and for some reason if the one in the bathroom trips it takes out the one located in my outside comparments. I have to reset the outside one first, then the bathroom one. Our Coachmen had one hidden in a cabinet and it took me half a day to find it.

Just because you checked the one you were using doesn't mean there isn't another one in line some where. look the camper over good for another one.
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