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Old 11-27-2020, 04:51 PM   #1
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Power surge?

Hello,

I have recently purchased an 2021 alpha wolf 26DBH travel trailer. I plugged it in at a camp site and believe there was a power surge. I heard a pop in my electric heater and now it won’t turn on. The camper appears to be receiving some power (not just the battery)but the voltage meter will only read from the battery and not an outside source. On the control panel there is a red light next to “fault”. Is there a way to reset or does it need to be taken in to dealer?

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Old 11-27-2020, 05:01 PM   #2
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I heard a pop in my electric heater.
Water heater? Did you have it filled with water when you turned it on?

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Old 11-27-2020, 05:06 PM   #3
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I would start outside and work in. Check the circuit at the power pole and make sure it didn't trip. Then go in and check the circuits in the TT. If you were referring to an electric heater plugged into an outlet inside, I would also check the GFI plugs and reset them.
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Old 11-27-2020, 05:10 PM   #4
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Sorry, no not the water heater an electric fireplace/heater.
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Old 11-27-2020, 05:12 PM   #5
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I appreciate it. GFI is not tripped, and it is not tripped at the pole. sorry I’m new to all of this what is TT?
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Old 11-27-2020, 05:32 PM   #6
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No worries. TT is travel trailer. You haven't mentioned the circuit board inside the trailer yet. Mine is under the refrigerator with a door over it. I don't know where it is on your model. Once you find it, you'll see one side has circuit breakers for the 110 items and the other side will have flat fuses for the 12v stuff. There is also 2 40a fuses in the middle of mine that blew when I hooked up my battery backwards a couple years ago, and my slide quit working. I'm not an electrician and can't tell you exactly what those are for. The inverter maybe?
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I really appreciate the help. So there was one breaker tripped under the fridge. I reset it and all are on now. Didn’t appear to fix the issue. It seems like the TT is only drawing some power not all. The voltage meter every 5 minutes will drain slowly down to 9. Something then all of a sudden kick back up to around only 11. When I turn the battery off the lights won’t work but the tv will so obviously it is drawing some outside power in. Also once I turn the outside battery off the voltage meter goes blank. Could it possibly be one of the two 40 fuses?
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I really appreciate the help. So there was one breaker tripped under the fridge. I reset it and all are on now. Didn’t appear to fix the issue. It seems like the TT is only drawing some power not all. The voltage meter every 5 minutes will drain slowly down to 9. Something then all of a sudden kick back up to around only 11. When I turn the battery off the lights won’t work but the tv will so obviously it is drawing some outside power in. Also once I turn the outside battery off the voltage meter goes blank. Could it possibly be one of the two 40 fuses?
Unfortunately, mine doesn't have a voltage meter, but the information above might be useful to somebody more electrically minded. I would definitely check both 40a fuses. And since I'm overly cautious with electricity, I would turn off the battery and shut off the circuit at the pole before checking them. They are pretty obvious if burned out. I burned through several 40a fuses before I finally realized I had reversed my black and red wires on the battery.
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Old 11-27-2020, 07:17 PM   #9
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The model of your TT may help.

You have two sides to your power, a 12V side for lights, and a few other things that are powered off the battery.

Then you have the 110V side that is for the AC, Fireplace, Microwave outlets, etc. The 110V powers the converter that converts 110v to 12V to charge the battery.

Is your TT 30A or 50A ?

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Go here this info should help...............

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ts-157524.html
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Thanks it is 30A
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Could it possibly be one of the two 40 fuses?
Any thing is possible and yes, it could easily be a fuse. Did you purchase a surge protector for the rig?
You might want to check with the office to see if they can test your campsite post. If that's ok, then you're going to have to check circuit breakers and fuses. It's entirely possible that you've blown a control board in that fireplace and that would be a dealer item.
Forest River Roadside Assistance might be able to help you diagnose the problem over the phone.
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