Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-06-2020, 11:22 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 6
110V GFCI Circuit dead

I have a 2020 Coachman Leprechaun 260 in which all of the GFCI outlets have gone dead. I understand that the norm is to have the circuit protected by one outlet that has the reset button on it, which none of these do, and which I cannot find. Any idea of where there might be an outlet hiding?

FWIW, I have a circuit breaker marked GFCI and have toggled it on and off several times, without success.
Stendec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2020, 11:25 AM   #2
Site Team
 
Flybob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 11,527
The master GFCI outlet will have a test and reset button. The downstream ones simply have a sticker. The master is usually in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or an outside outlet. The breaker for that circuit must be on as they require power to reset.
__________________

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 100W solar panels
Flybob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2020, 01:07 PM   #3
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 7,827
You may also have more than one master. Our present RV has two and our last RV had two also. One in the bath and one outside under the awning.
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2020, 01:13 PM   #4
...far N Georgia!
 
formerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Hiawassee, GA!
Posts: 3,102
many RVs will have two outlet circuits, with at least one having a GFCI master outlet, such as in the bathroom, but some will also have the other outlets also on a different GFCI master outlet, maybe in the kitchen, or outside.

my son has two in his 2007 Rockwood, one in the kitchen for all outlets in the 'front' of the rv, and one in the bathroom with all of the rest of the outlets on it.
__________________

The Turners...
'14 Thor Palazzo 33.3 compact diesel 100k+miles since '14... US, Alaska, Canada...
AND a '14 Gulfstream Amerlite
AND a '07 ForestRIver Rockwood : )
formerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2020, 01:45 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 6
So far no luck in finding a master GFCI in the bathroom, kitchen or outside, nor in the exterior storage.
Stendec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2020, 01:48 PM   #6
...far N Georgia!
 
formerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Hiawassee, GA!
Posts: 3,102
what LABELS does your Main Electrical Panel have listed?

is one 'GFCI', while another may say 'Gen' or 'Recepts' or 'outlets'?

the labeling from the factory can be all over the place, depending on 'who' is working that particular day, and their own 'handwriting' and 'spelling' and 'abbreviating' style... some you can't even read, or decipher, though.
__________________

The Turners...
'14 Thor Palazzo 33.3 compact diesel 100k+miles since '14... US, Alaska, Canada...
AND a '14 Gulfstream Amerlite
AND a '07 ForestRIver Rockwood : )
formerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2020, 01:49 PM   #7
Site Team
 
Flybob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 11,527
Is the breaker labeled GFCI a standard breaker or is it a GFCI breaker?
__________________

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 100W solar panels
Flybob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2020, 01:50 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by formerFR View Post
what LABELS does your Main Electrical Panel have listed?

is one 'GFCI', while another may say 'Gen' or 'Recepts' or 'outlets'?

the labeling from the factory can be all over the place, depending on 'who' is working that particular day, and their own 'handwriting' and 'spelling' and 'abbreviating' style... some you can't even read, or decipher, though.
I do have a breaker labeled GFCI, which I threw and reset, with no luck.
Stendec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2020, 01:51 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flybob View Post
Is the breaker labeled GFCI a standard breaker or is it a GFCI breaker?
It appears to be a standard breaker and looks just like the others.
Stendec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2020, 01:52 PM   #10
...far N Georgia!
 
formerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Hiawassee, GA!
Posts: 3,102
it's just 'labeled' as a GFCI circuit, not that IT is a special breaker - the GFCI master outlet, with the rest function, is located where you actually 'plug in' something - like in the kitchen or bathroom.
__________________

The Turners...
'14 Thor Palazzo 33.3 compact diesel 100k+miles since '14... US, Alaska, Canada...
AND a '14 Gulfstream Amerlite
AND a '07 ForestRIver Rockwood : )
formerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2020, 02:01 PM   #11
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 7,827
I don't know if you have a RV or a residential fridge, but I've heard of the GFI being in the outside access door of the RV fridge.

It could also be in the passthru storage.
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2020, 05:22 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 1
There is a possibility that a neutral has come loose. But you cant tell unless you have someone with a multi-meter.
studythecode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2020, 06:22 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Rockinh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Sodus, NY
Posts: 169
shore power

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stendec View Post
I have a 2020 Coachman Leprechaun 260 in which all of the GFCI outlets have gone dead. I understand that the norm is to have the circuit protected by one outlet that has the reset button on it, which none of these do, and which I cannot find. Any idea of where there might be an outlet hiding?

FWIW, I have a circuit breaker marked GFCI and have toggled it on and off several times, without success.
Since you are troubleshooting tge 110 circuit, I suspect you are on shore power. Start there. Check the incoming power first. The gfci will not reset unless you have power to the load side of it. A bad ground or neutral will not let it reset. If you have an inverter, turn it on manually, without shore power and see if the 110 outlets work. If they do, you have a bad power cord or supply.
__________________

RockinH Bill and Shannon
2019 Silverback 37RTH
2014 Shadow LQ 3 horse select
2015 Ram Laramie DRW
2012 Concours
Rockinh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2020, 06:32 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stendec View Post
I have a 2020 Coachman Leprechaun 260 in which all of the GFCI outlets have gone dead. I understand that the norm is to have the circuit protected by one outlet that has the reset button on it, which none of these do, and which I cannot find. Any idea of where there might be an outlet hiding?

FWIW, I have a circuit breaker marked GFCI and have toggled it on and off several times, without success.
I called a tech and this is what he told me to try. Unplug from shore power, then flip the breaker then plug back in and it worked for me. Not sure if it will help you but worth a try...
Hamerjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2020, 06:44 PM   #15
Just as confused as you
 
Scrapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Wilderness CG, WI
Posts: 4,084
Check inside your outside storage bays. As Bama Rambler mentioned many motorhomes and 5th wheels have a master GFCI outlet in a passthru storage.
__________________
Richard & Jill
2014 Flagstaff 832IKBS Classic Super Lite
2018 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Z71 4WD All Star Edition
Camping since 1989, seasonal since 2000
Car Shredder Op/Tech, Scrap Metal Recycling - retired
The Faster I Go, The Behinder I Get.
Scrapper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2020, 05:48 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 6
Wound up at the dealer, who found a mystery switch mounted near the generator that seemed to reset the circuit. I NEVER would have found it. They confirmed that none of the outlets had the GFCI reset button. I'm not exactly thrilled with this set-up and am going to talk to a tech about a workaround.
Stendec is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
110v

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 PM.