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Old 09-01-2016, 11:47 AM   #1
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Power Cord/Power Plug Failure

Had a near disaster on my 2015 30WRS. Power cord melted into the power plug. The two were fused like nothing I or my RV repair man had ever seen. Fortunately, the master breaker tripped before all heck broke loose.

And this was my fault. I left the cord and extension junction exposed to heavy surface water. New cord and extension junction are bagged and zip tied to reduce chance of water induced short circuit.

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Old 09-01-2016, 12:06 PM   #2
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Were you using this as a "Connection for a EX Cord"? Was this the Factory Wall Mount? Did you remove it for the Pic? Wrapped in a Ziplock Bag makes No sense,it is a "Wall Mount"! Youroo!!
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:12 PM   #3
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Were you using this as a "Connection for a EX Cord"? Was this the Factory Wall Mount? Did you remove it for the Pic? Wrapped in a Ziplock Bag makes No sense,it is a "Wall Mount"! Youroo!!
I read that as meaning... the OTHER end of the cord which melted, was hooked to an extension cord and was under water. The damage didn't occur at the extension connection, just at the rig.

Now that he repaired the rig side socket and cord, he has 'waterproofed' the extension connection, hence the bag and zip ties.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:21 PM   #4
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Thanks 5picker. You answer the question perfectly.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:32 PM   #5
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Could be but looks like "Someone" forgot to tighten the wiring screws that caused the Issue,Not Water! Youroo!!
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Are you suggesting a factory quality/process issue? No not FR.😆😆😆
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:22 PM   #7
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Looks like a high resistance connection that caused over heating. Loose screws could cause it.
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Old 09-02-2016, 04:41 PM   #8
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I agree....I think the water at the other end was just coincidence. Is there any chance you were somehow running more current through the plug than it was designed for (missing or incorrect sized circuit breakers, etc.)?
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I agree. Bad connection caused this.


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