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Old 09-24-2020, 11:46 AM   #1
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Question No lights in roof Electric help needed please

Hi all. I have recently purchased a 1998 Flagstaff 208. It is is very good shape and is pretty loaded up with a/c, a furnace, a fridge, indoor and outdoor lights, carbon monoxide detector, and 4 electric outlets.
When I tested it everything worked fine. Now the roof lights inside the camper both stopped working. All other electrics work fine. I replaced both the bulbs with new ones so I know it is not that.
The camper is equipped with a Magne Tek 6700 Series Power converter. I have checked and reset the breakers on it and replaced the 3 fuses. The wiring all seems to be intact with nothing obvious out of sorts.
When I was running everything off electric in my driveway I tripped the GFI outlet in my garage outlet and when I reset it everything except the roof lights are working.

Any ideas why the roof lights are not working and everything else is?
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:00 PM   #2
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Does your water pump still work? How about other 12v items?
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:06 PM   #3
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I dont have a water pump installed but all electrics other than the roof lights inside work fine.
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:11 PM   #4
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Your outlets are 120v and work when you're plugged into an outlet. Ceiling lights are 12V and run off the battery or the converter depending if you're plugged in or not.
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for clarifying. the roof lights were working fine initially when the camper was plugged in but now they are not. The camper is still plugged in and all the electric items work including the light outside the door, all the electric outlets, the rooftop a/c and the fridge all are working fine.

Wouldn't the outdoor light be the same as the roof lights?
Sorry, just not well versed in electronics but i would think that the outdoor lights and roof lights would operate the same and if one works they would all work?
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:20 PM   #6
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Do you know about the kill switch that kills the lights when you lower the roof?
Have you checked it to be sure it's not partially depressed?
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:21 PM   #7
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any chance there could be a second switch for the ceiling lights ? Both my 2007 and 2018, I could turn the ceiling lights on/off at the lights themselves or I could turn them on/off with the wall switch.
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no I was not aware that even existed. Any idea where that is located on my unit?
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:22 PM   #9
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any chance there could be a second switch for the ceiling lights ? Both my 2007 and 2018, I could turn the ceiling lights on/off at the lights themselves or I could turn them on/off with the wall switch.
I dont think so because I didnt change anything, they were working fine and then they werent.
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The kill switch is usually behind the sink. I'm not sure on your model. You may have to do a little searching.
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Behind the sink in the wall or somewhere else?
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If you have a fold down or swing down galley, the switch is usually exposed when the galley is put in the down position.

In other Rockwood/Flagstaff models, like A-frames, the switch is located at the port (left) forward corner, usually behind some fabric.

It's usually a plunger type switch. Switch can get stuck in the open position (not extend when the weight is off the plunger) thus stopping power going to roof 12V items. The switch has also been known to get broken if a sidewards force is put on it when folding the camper.

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If you have a fold down or swing down galley, the switch is usually exposed when the galley is put in the down position.

In other Rockwood/Flagstaff models, like A-frames, the switch is located at the port (left) forward corner, usually behind some fabric.

It's usually a plunger type switch. Switch can get stuck in the open position (not extend when the weight is off the plunger) thus stopping power going to roof 12V items. The switch has also been known to get broken if a sidewards force is put on it when folding the camper.

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Thanks for the guidance. I will take a look and see what I can find.
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Old 09-24-2020, 02:52 PM   #14
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My pop-up from the 90's, all though maybe not as loaded as yours, had a connection in the middle of the camper between the sides and the roof.
See if you have something similar.
For clarification is your outside light on the lower section or upper?
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Depending what model you have, you might possibly have a kill switch on the inside of the roof line. Like pgandw said it can get stuck in. I've added a pic for reference for you.
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......pic is sideways, sorry!
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