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Old 03-31-2016, 10:51 AM   #1
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Question Help! Urgent - power outage

Here is the problem.
No power to the following items: awning, slide, tongue jack, battery
We have removed the fuse for the slide and the red light did NOT come on.
We removed various other fuses and the red light comes on.


PLEASE help we leave to go home in 2 weeks.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:56 AM   #2
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Are you currently connected to any form of 120 volt AC shore power?

Does any other 12 volt items work (lights, pumps, fans)?

There is usually a resettable "fuse" on your frame rail, just back from your battery that may have tripped.

There are some pics of it in this link, and there is a small button you push in on to reset it.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...tml#post818725
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:03 AM   #3
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What WMTire said!


- also check to make sure you have not inadvertently tripped your battery disconnect switch.


-- Also, also: check to see if there is a breaker/fuse in line with your battery disconnect. Has it tripped/blown?
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Also check the two higher current (30-40A orange or brown). If your battery was weak and you connected to 120V the charge current can be high enough to low these fuses.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:20 AM   #5
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we have been plugged in since Jan. worried that the inverter might have taken a dump. fuses check out good
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we have been plugged in since Jan. worried that the inverter might have taken a dump. fuses check out good
You may possibly mean converter (not inverter). Do you have inside lights that work, as that will indicate to us some things?

I would still check out the resettable fuse on the frame rail first.
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While checking for fuses under the tounge, Driver 39 found 3 relays. One checked out at 13.68 volts the other two 0 volts, looks like we go and buy 2 new relays . That may be the reason that the porch light won't go on either, changed bulbs and still nothing.
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Yep there is your problem Deb - usually those are resettable breakers though...
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a 12v - 30 amp fuse now just to replace it and see if that is the fix.
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a 12v - 30 amp fuse now just to replace it and see if that is the fix.
What you don't travel with spare fuses?

(Harbor Freight - @ $6 for a nice assortment of RV fuses
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There should be a small button on the resettable fuse ( you refer to as relays). Push the button. You should feel it click if it was tripped.
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Are you currently connected to any form of 120 volt AC shore power?

Does any other 12 volt items work (lights, pumps, fans)?

There is usually a resettable "fuse" on your frame rail, just back from your battery that may have tripped.

There are some pics of it in this link, and there is a small button you push in on to reset it.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...tml#post818725
I would look now at the ground connection from the battery to the frame of the couch. Depending upon the house wiring, if the ground is inadequate nothing 12 volt will work. Even with the converter running off the 1:20
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