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Old 10-20-2020, 09:55 AM   #1
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We are in a Rockwood 235s Roo . This is our maiden voyage , although we our son has taken it out successfully and without problems. Our issue is that we have plugged in the power supply, made sure the breakers are on and all the lights indicate the power is going through the cable, yet none the appliances or outlets are getting power. We're out of ideas. Any suggestions?
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We are in a Rockwood 235s Roo . This is our maiden voyage , although we our son has taken it out successfully and without problems. Our issue is that we have plugged in the power supply, made sure the breakers are on and all the lights indicate the power is going through the cable, yet none the appliances or outlets are getting power. We're out of ideas. Any suggestions?
Are you referring to a light on the power cable plug.

If so this merely means you have power at the power pole/receptacle.

Now you need to check to see if you actually have power AT the power distribution panel.

Remove the cover which is usually done by opening the door to access breakers and removing the two screws that hold the cover on. The power inlet lugs will now be exposed and using a test light or Multimeter you can check for power at the panel input.

If none it's most likely the receptacle where power enters your RV having a loose connection. Check to see if power is present at female connector on cord and if so then remove input receptacle and check wire connections for tight.

Since you say you nave NO power inside it's most likely a power cord or wire connection at inlet.

The key is tracing power from a known source to where you loose it. A cheap "neon test light" or Multimeter are essential tools for this task.
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Old 10-20-2020, 10:25 AM   #3
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Check the simple stuff first before opening electrical panels.

See if the ground fault outlet has been tripped. Pretty sure it's in the bathroom in mine. There are a couple of buttons on it: Test and Reset. Press the Reset.

Cycle all the breakers off/on.

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If you happened to accidentally put the positive on the negative battery or vice/versa this will blow a fuse and you will not be able to get power from the pedestal. Thus draining your battery and the CO alarm will start beeping.
I know from experience.
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Do you have an EMS device for in the shore power path? If so, is it indicating an error condition and blocking power flow. If not, time to use a meter and check every connection starting at the pedestal. There’s a break somewhere.
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The battery polarity should not affect the 120vAC outlets. Will blow a couple of 12vDC battery protection fuses in the power panel.

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OP, you wrote "yet none the appliances or outlets are getting power." Which appliances do you mean? Most installed appliances are not on GFCI circuits.
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OP, you wrote "yet none the appliances or outlets are getting power." Which appliances do you mean? Most installed appliances are not on GFCI circuits.
Even if a GFCI is tripped the Microwave will still show power and if like mine, it will "beep" telling me to set the clock.

I realize that every RV is different but usually it's just wall outlets that are on a GFCI, not refrigerator, A/C, or Microwave.

Pays to check though.
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Sounds like you checked things that run off the house batteries (lights). If the timer on the microwave or similar appliance is lit, then you have shore power. If not, it could be as simple as making sure the circuit breakers are on in the power box you plug the RV in (also check circuit breakers in the RV). Most campsites have them set to off, as they should be, for when you first plug in.
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Had the same thing happen on a recent trip. It was the GF circuit that got tripped when an iPad charger was plugged in the same time as the CPAP. Reset and life was good.
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Had the same thing happen on a recent trip. It was the GF circuit that got tripped when an iPad charger was plugged in the same time as the CPAP. Reset and life was good.
... and none of your appliances would work?
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Pedestal socket could be loose or burned.
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We are in a Rockwood 235s Roo . This is our maiden voyage , although we our son has taken it out successfully and without problems. Our issue is that we have plugged in the power supply, made sure the breakers are on and all the lights indicate the power is going through the cable, yet none the appliances or outlets are getting power. We're out of ideas. Any suggestions?
Son turned off main breaker??
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This thread is derailing fast with talk of blown reverse polarity fuses and the like.

As mentioned by several... let's let the OP check the basics first and report back so we can give better recommendations.

It was the OP's 1st post and while they 'should' have given us better information to go on, we should let them come back and keep us posted. If they don't monitor the thread or never return, they didn't really want our help anyway.
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Thanks to all for the advice and suggestions. We have checked out the power to the interior breakers (there is none) and the power from the pole (checked by us and by camping site maintenance) which seems to have power flowing into the power cord as it should. We also checked the outlet in the bathroom and hit reset and it had no effect. The next step is to look behind the input panel where it plugs into the trailer. I'm not sure what we will do at that point, but we will carry on. :-) thanks again for the help.
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So you have power at the park pedestal but not to the main breaker in the RV.

I would pull the plug at the RV and check for power there. If you have power at the RV end of the plug I would pull the receptacle in the side of the RV out and see if there's a loose wire. We have seen a wire loose in the power inlet reported a lot.
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This may seem simple, but did you turn the plug into the unit to the right after you connected it. I have seen people plug the ac into the unit and not turn to the right, and it would not make contact correctly, thus no ac power to the unit.
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I lost power in my first trip. Turns out the white wire in the 30 amp outlet on the outside wall of rv had never been tightened. Burned out and melted the plastic around it. Click image for larger version

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The very first thing to check is the fuses on the converter. There are 2 or 3 40 amp fuses on most converters. This problem is common has I have had it, as well as I have fixed several over the years.
Hope this is it.
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The very first thing to check is the fuses on the converter. There are 2 or 3 40 amp fuses on most converters. This problem is common has I have had it, as well as I have fixed several over the years.
Hope this is it.
How would this affect 110v AC power?
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