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Old 06-24-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
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electrical issue

I recently baught a 1996 Jayco 32 foot camper from someone, and they said that they had dropped the plugg in to the camper on the cement when it was plugged in, at that time all the lights int he camper went out, so they thought that they just shorted out the plug and needed a ned plug. Then this season before they replaced the plug they decided to just sell the camper as is. I bought it and they told me of the issue. I replaced the plug thinking nothing of it but nothing works with the new plug in it. Everything works with the battery, but nothing works under electricty. Please help. I have checked all the fuses and the breakers and all are fine, I dont know where to go next, any suggestion????

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Old 06-24-2014, 03:53 PM   #2
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Im not sure whether your power cord is built into your camper or if its the newer style that fully detaches from the unit. Either way it requires getting a good digital multi meter and finding out where the 110 AC power stops coming in. With the electric plugged in you need to go to the junction box and test to see if the power has got that far. If it hasn't got 110 power at the junction box plugged in, your issue is somewhere in the cord. If you don't understand how electric works or haven't had prior experience with a multimeter, you would be well served to get technician that does to deduce where your problem lies. AC power can do serious damage to your and your trailer if you don't have a good understanding of electric..

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Old 06-24-2014, 06:04 PM   #3
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If you can carefully check to see that you have 110v on the input side of the power center.
If you do, and all fuses and breakers are good, then I'm afraid the converter may be blown

The converter feeds DC power to the DC appliances on board ( converts A/C to DC)

It can be replaced DYI, but you should have good electrical skills to take that on.

Recheck all fuses , or even replace them all before buying a new power center and converter

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Old 06-24-2014, 08:45 PM   #4
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thanks everyone

thanks for the replies, from everyone. I went ahead and replaced all the fuses just in case and bought a more expensive plug, and replaced in all again and somehow it all works now, so not sure what I did this time but it works so I am happy now. Thanks again for everyone replying and trying to help
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:16 AM   #5
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Here is a simplified 30AMP Electrical Diagram for your trailer. Might help you identify what the various components are called... This really helps to show what works from the 12VDC and 120VAC sides.

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