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Old 06-30-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Outlets not working.

I was recently given a Rockwood 1620 popup camper and I can't seem to get the outlets or fridge to work. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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first, did you know that the outlets only work when plugged into shore power, not on 12v battery power. many newbies don't know this.

second, your fridge should be a 3-way fridge. which doesn't it work on? all 3 choices?

third, please post the year, it matters as far as equipment.

fourth, do the lights work and if it has a water pump, does it work?

fifth, have you had the battery checked?
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I'm interested to know this as well. Took mine out for the first time, had lights and luckily fridge on propane but no outlets. Mine works on connected to shore power.
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All your outlets are connected on at least one G.F.I. outlet. You have a little button to reset the outlet in case it is tripped. If it does not work it is possible that the GFI outlet is faulty. You can find some new one at any hardware store. Check also the breaker in your convertor if it is not tripped. Give us more details about the year of your tent trailer. For your fridg I would disconnect the plug where it is connected and check if there is power in there with a tester. If you find power it means that it is something with the fridg. Could be a burnt out element, a defective thermostat etc. Try it on gas to see if it work? To have access to the fridg plug you will have to remove the outside cover where the fridg is located and look on the sides. You will find a outlet where the fridg connect. If the trailer has been sitting for severals years without being used an accumulartion of rust and insects craps can prevent the fridg to light up on gas. A good clean up in the tube is a must. If you are not sure how to do it your dealer will be the safest place to do this kind of work. Good luck.
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I'm interested to know this as well. Took mine out for the first time, had lights and luckily fridge on propane but no outlets. Mine works on connected to shore power.
i'm confused. when you say that "Mine works on connected to shore power", are you talking about the outlets or the fridge?

outlets will only work when you are hooked to shore power.

the fridge should work on shore power also, if you've selected 110vAC power on the switch. it takes longer to cool off on electric, though.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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had a power awning put on my 35 ft 5th wheel. it must have set out of level for awhile with no power. when i picked up refrigerator was hot. took home and hooked back up to power still workefd poorly. went on vacation for week put pedestal fan on outside blowing on condensor. went back to working. after vacation still working with no fan applied?
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I'm interested to know this as well. Took mine out for the first time, had lights and luckily fridge on propane but no outlets. Mine works on connected to shore power.
So, the wall outlets work when plugged in to shore power; but not on battery right? Is that what you are saying?

I hope that was "tongue in cheek..."
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outlets will only work when you are hooked to shore power.
Interesting, that was never explained to me when I bought the RV.
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Interesting, that was never explained to me when I bought the RV.
Just asking a question but how else was you expecting them to work if not plugged in to a 110v source?
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Sometimes a person doesn't know what they don't know. Sites like this are so important in that regards.
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