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Old 01-12-2017, 01:18 PM   #21
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Our refrigerator is at the end of the outlet daisy chain.
I had to work backwards toward the breaker box, the trouble was in the first outlet (not the second or last) from the breaker.

You may find that the outlet causing the problem works, the wire going from that outlet to the refrigerator outlet will be loose.

This is the type outlet you'll find. As I tested looking for our trouble I DID NOT use/reuse this type outlet!
Yep,
These RV outlets are inexpensive (cheap) pieces of crap.
The wires simply push into notches and can easily pop out when the outlet is pushed into the wall or vibrate loose when traveling. There are no screws holding anything tight. All for the sake of saving a buck and increase speed during assembly.

The OP is just going to have to do some searching.
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:43 PM   #22
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Mystery solved! I cut an access hole in the underbelly and discovered a separated connection. Apparently when the wiring was done, the locking tab wasn't snapped into place and the connection vibrated loose. I plugged it back together and the outlet now has power. Thanks again for all the responses. Life is again good!
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Old 01-18-2017, 03:50 PM   #23
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Mystery solved! I cut an access hole in the underbelly and discovered a separated connection. Apparently when the wiring was done, the locking tab wasn't snapped into place and the connection vibrated loose. I plugged it back together and the outlet now has power. Thanks again for all the responses. Life is again good!
Just when you think you've seen everything! A "low voltage" connector on a 110V line. I wonder what idiot thought that up? My guess is that they had two pieces of wire, neither long enough for the run to the outlet, so they spliced the two together. TOTAL GENIUSES!
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Mystery solved! I cut an access hole in the underbelly and discovered a separated connection. Apparently when the wiring was done, the locking tab wasn't snapped into place and the connection vibrated loose. I plugged it back together and the outlet now has power. Thanks again for all the responses. Life is again good!
That certainly doesn't look right... but good job on the diagnosis and thanks for reporting back!
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:08 PM   #25
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That certainly doesn't look right... but good job on the diagnosis and thanks for reporting back!
I have several of those in my Flagstaff's electrical wiring.
I think it allows them to use pre-made wiring harnesses during assembly and just plug the connector together rather than running 'home run' wires.

Thanks to the OP for posting the solution.
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They used the connector to connect the romex cable to a waterproof cable that's exposed below the slideout that houses the refrigerator. Once the waterproof cable goes through the slideout floor there is another connector which goes back to romex then on about 18" to the outlet. All total we're talking maybe 10 ft. of wire. You'd think they would've just used the waterproof cable the whole way and not messed with the connectors, but what do I know?
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:16 PM   #27
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These splices are often used in the manufactured housing industry.
You can buy them from several sources.
Here's one from Grainger.
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:19 PM   #28
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They used the connector to connect the romex cable to a waterproof cable that's exposed below the slideout that houses the refrigerator. Once the waterproof cable goes through the slideout floor there is another connector which goes back to romex then on about 18" to the outlet. All total we're talking maybe 10 ft. of wire. You'd think they would've just used the waterproof cable the whole way and not messed with the connectors, but what do I know?
Then there would be no way to pre-build the slide out and stick it in and plug the cables together during manufacture. it's all about speed during assembly.

There would also be no way to remove the slide out for repair (if necessary) without having to undo hard wired connections. This way they can just plug and unplug.
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