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Old 08-30-2014, 08:36 PM   #1
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Help with electrical?

We just got back from a week of camping in our 184BH. Everything went well and all systems worked fine during our trip. Today I connected to shore power while I did the usual clean up and repacking. I shut everything down and unhooked from shore power, closed and locked up as i normally do. An hour later I returned to the trailer to grab some things I'd left behind only to find no lights worked. I hooked up to shore power and still no lights. I'm thinking (hoping) that its just a fuse but I don't know where they would be located to check. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. If I remember correctly the manufacturer's warranty just expired in June.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:42 PM   #2
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fuses are behind the converter panel


edit: you have the main switch by the door for the interior lights in the on position and the ceiling lights switched on?
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:11 AM   #3
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All is fine. As it turns out I forgot to switch the fridge over from battery to electric. We cleaned it out before we came home so it wasn't on my list of things to sort once home. I'm still not sure why it was on battery for thr drive home because it was empty. At least now I know where the fuses are located.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:43 AM   #4
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So you are saying the battery was dead after an hour? still doesn't explain why the lights didn't work on shore power.

I leave mine plugged in all the time. The converter after 48 hours will keep a trickle charge on the battery. Instead of inside storage I have decided to winter mine at home and I am going to keep it plugged in all winter
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:41 PM   #5
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I went out this morning and plugged in and the lights worked fine on shore power. I unplugged and shortly thereafter I had no juice. It was then that I noticed I'd left fridge turned to battery. I also never realized that the battery was not maintenance free and the water had run very low. I filled it up and am charging it now. Hopefully it hasn't been ruined.
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