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Old 04-14-2024, 11:36 AM   #1
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I think I did a baaad thing….

2022 JayFlight SLX8 212QB: went to prepare to move it out of winter storage. Had left it plugged into power…now there is nothing! Plugged in or unplugged there is not a glimmer of electricity from anywhere to anything except the solar panel info flashing no charge in batteries.(and solar panel under a roof so no sun)
Still trying to figure out this whole rv thing. Had some great trips last summer
Any idea what I have done?
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Old 04-14-2024, 11:41 AM   #2
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Check your fuses and your breaker.
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Old 04-14-2024, 11:51 AM   #3
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Did not know I had a breaker but will drive out and do that tomorrow. All the manuals are in the rv. I will bring a flashlight! Thank you so much for responding.
So, was it bad to keep it plugged in?
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Did not know I had a breaker but will drive out and do that tomorrow. All the manuals are in the rv. I will bring a flashlight! Thank you so much for responding.
So, was it bad to keep it plugged in?
I wouldn’t think so. I keep mine at home, plugged in 100% of the time. Perhaps something tripped your breaker at some point.
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Old 04-14-2024, 12:17 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Forum from Western New York State!

A couple of questions first. Was it the on-board 30-amp cord that was plugged in? Did you pull the cord out of the outlet when you moved it? You may need to check the junction box inside under the couch to see if connections are tight.

Is the plug end of the cord damaged?

Check the circuit breakers to see if the main has tripped.

Verify the reverse polarity fuses aren't blown, and the fuse that's inline to the positive battery terminal.

If you have a digital VOM meter, you can check for continuity on the wires. If not, get one. It'll be your friend.
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Old 04-14-2024, 01:35 PM   #6
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JFlight risk…..great feedback that will force me to learn a whole lot! Thank you!
And greetings to Western NY! We started in Buffalo and Utica before settling way out west!
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Greeting noted from an ex-New Yorker!

You've got two different voltage systems to diagnose. Start with the 120-volt side and go at it as a process of elimination. One that one's figured out continue to the 12-volt side if it doesn't cure itself in the meantime since the 120 side charges the 12-volt side. It may not be quick or easy, but one step at a time to see where the failure starts.

Just be careful with electricity. Don't putter with live wires.
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Hopefully it’s just a tripped main breaker. If you don’t have one already I recommend getting a surge protector. It’s nice t a matter of if but when you will have either an electrical surge or drop in power if you camp long enough. When that happens lots of damage can occur. Our son in law was camping next to us years ago and didn’t have a surge protector. A power surge happened and it knocked out almost everything electrical that plugs into an outlet in his 38’ camper. From she, microwave, stereo, satellite, even a fan.

We have a Hughes Watchdog and love it.
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Thank you both!
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You're very welcome and let us know what you find. We may have the ability to narrow things down as you go along.
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Did not know I had a breaker but will drive out and do that tomorrow. All the manuals are in the rv. I will bring a flashlight! Thank you so much for responding.
So, was it bad to keep it plugged in?
On a 212QB, breakers are in a panel under the frige.
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You are all terrific!

Thank you so much. We made it out to the storage area today and the breaker had been tripped. We reset and plugged the rv into power and soon the lights came on and the hitch worked. We left it plugged in and will check later this week to assure everything is as it should be.
We also brought all the manuals home to review and learn.
I appreciate all of you very much!
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Thank you so much. We made it out to the storage area today and the breaker had been tripped. We reset and plugged the rv into power and soon the lights came on and the hitch worked. We left it plugged in and will check later this week to assure everything is as it should be.
We also brought all the manuals home to review and learn.
I appreciate all of you very much!
That's a relief, knowing it was 'just' a breaker.

Someone had mentioned using a surge protector. I don't know a lot, but I do know the surge protector can save your camper's electrical system from receiving spikes in electrical currents. Currents that could force a breaker trip on your panel. Invest in and use it, that way IT takes the surge and not your camper's electrical system.
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