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Old 04-09-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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2009 Eagle 351 RLSA--electrical issue

I'm a novice so need some advise on what to check. It seems not all of my camper is running off the 50 amp hookup. Only my TV and stereo. Everything else seems to be running off my batteries. After a few days they are dead and that annoying alarm goes off. I can tell you I just bought these batteries and I did however hook them up backwards for a short time. Did I blow a fuse some place other that in the fuse box because I pulled all those and they are fine. Is there a reset someplace to check? Or do I need a technician to come check my camper? Any feed back is appreciated
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:25 PM   #2
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A couple questions,

Are you plugged in to a 50 amp service? Or are you using a cheater plug at home from a typical wall outlet?

Next, have you checked you circuit breakers both I side the camper and for the service (home breaker panel or service post). If the proper breakers are used (dual pole) if one half trips the entire breaker should trip. But if someone installed two single pole breakers then you could loose just one power leg.

If you have a volt meter, I would check the power at the shore power outlet, after verifying all the breakers are turned on.

Do you have to ac units? If so do they both work at the same time? If you have two ac units they should be wired so one is connected to each power leg. If only one will work then I would suspect a bad power leg some where.

There is a fuse, to protecting the power system, and it will blow if you reverse hook up the leads. I believe it is at the fuse panel, but I have never blown one yet, so hopefully someone will chime in and tell you more about it.
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I am plugged directly into a 50 amp service. No Cheater plug. I am at a campground.

I checked all fuses and all breakers--both in the camper and on the post --all good there or they are not tripped

Only have one AC unit.

all my fuses seemed fine that why I can't figure out what's going on?

thanks for your help much appreciated
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:35 PM   #4
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Don't forget your breaker in your converter box (power distribution panel). GFCI tripped somewhere? Outlets working?
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:38 PM   #5
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It sounds like your converter is not functioning. Check your breaker that powers your converter. If that seems OK then get someone with a AC tester to see if there is power going to your converter. Its possible the converter has failed. I don't know if hooking up the batteries backward would cause that or not.
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Sounds like the power center is not charging your battery or powering the 12V items. If you disconnect the battery (neg terminal or disconnect) the 12V things should be live (thru the converter). If there's no 12V then I'd suspect the converter/charger. I don't know anything about troubleshooting these tho. Keep us posted.
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Check 50 amp breaker at campground pedestal .. Turn off, back on

You can also take a 110 v device and plug in at the post to ensure site has power
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hoppers4-- where is my converter box? Like I said I'm a novice.

I checked all the breakers on my panel they are not tripped

I turned the power on and off at the post--all good

I don't know about this converter box and that breaker?????

thanks all you're very helpful
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Uh oh, I'm in trouble on that one. I have a MH and the converter box is under my bed. Your configuration is different. The converter box is the unit with 115VAC breakers and 12VDC fuses. This would be power distribution for your entire rig. 115VAC will come into this converter and be distributed through breakers to all outlets, water heater, micro, fridge, A/C and etc. The converter's job is also to generate 12VDC to keep your battery charged and also distribute the 12VDC to whatever needs it such as lighting, fridge control, water heater control, water pump, furnace, etc. If you've located such a box that has 115VAC breakers and 12VDC fuses, then you've found the converter. The first stop for park power is this converter box/power distribution box. First stop in the converter will be a 30 amp or 50 amp breaker depending on the which one you have. From that initial breaker the power will distributed to the other breakers in the box and then out to whatever.
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My box then is just inside my door on the wall. I've checked all the breakers and fuses there. All are OK. Thus why I'm stumped. Thanks
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