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Old 11-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #11
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Yes the slide runs on 12 volt. Any time you use power from the battery, the battery gauge shows a bigger drop in power than you really used. [/QUOTE] It will recover quickly and show the true level of power. As for "unplugging" the converter, just unplug the camper. The power converter is hard wired to the trailer.[/QUOTE]
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #12
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We had a polarity problem with a plugin we once used on our old Prowler. Fortunately for us it only ruined the refrigerator. Sorry to hear of your problems.
Clutch, that's where this story gets confusing. He doesn't mention if he checked the plug to see if the neighbor wired it right. Trades guys carry lock out locks to safeguard their work so stuff like this doesn't happen. It's too bad this happened but just imagine the campfire stories he'll be able to tell.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #13
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I hope that you're able to escape with little to no permanent damage to any of the electronics within your unit. With any luck there would be circuit breakers that would come on should the wrong amount of power end up coursing through the trailer.

Best of luck with everything.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #14
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I'm glad to hear all was not lost. I see you did not have a Surge Guard or similar product at the time.

If I can ask others through your post, would the Surge Guard Seann cited stand up to a 220 mishap?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #15
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Sorry for all the problems. In the future it is a very good idea to buy an electrical book and never trust anyone else to wire. Even if an electrician does wiring for me I check polarities and voltages before I turn on the power. A very good investment would be a volt meter.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:37 AM   #16
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Well I believe I have learned a big lesson and not to trust a good friend whom informs me he knows electrical. SITUATION: Setting up a box at my residence to plug in TT, informed buddy that I needed 110-30 amp service out to trailer, and showed him the writing by the plug that says it all in black and white. Dug the trench for 100 feet and layed out the wire in conduit, all he had to do was hook up the box by the TT and inside the main breaker box. I had to go on travel upon my return he called and said everything is good to go, just plug in and you should be set. Without checking I plugged in the TT, opened the camper to see what worked. Microwave was not on, no power, TV would not turn on, turned air on ran for a few seconds then tripped breaker, what in the world, so I turned on the fire place and sparks and popping noise, turned off went outside unplugged went into main breaker and oh my goodness, (few other choice words), YES he had 240 hooked up. I changed to a regular 30 amp single pole, pluged up the TT and started to see what was wrong, microwave no power, TV no power, fire place no power, hooked to a 110 extention cord no power, believe they are gone unless someone knows something else. Ac and furnce work all electrical outlets work, second TV works.

Question: I am not a electrician, but what else should I check, exspecially in the fusebox? How about the converter? It seems like the battery is running everything when I plug the TT in, slides wants to run on the battery etc. All outlets run when plugged in and off when unplugged.

I know I made a huge mistake, but be easy, first time camper, and now will be asking lots of questions I pray that I did not blow everthing up; will take all comments because this should not had happened -

I bought a 2012-JayFlight 33RLTS from a guy whom purchased in April

I am sorry you had to go thru that. I invested in a TT, and I had a reputable electrician come out and put a resident elec box in for me. I wasn't about to fry my elec unit in the RV with someone who didn't know what they were doing. I will skimp on some things......elec isn't one of them.
Hope you got everything fixed and out camping soon!
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Seann,
I don't have the hard wired one but DID invest in the surge protector I plug in to at campgrounds. I beleive it saved me $$ after a hard hit thunderstorm when power went off at campground one trip. Well invested $130 I believe.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:42 AM   #18
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we are planning to run a 30 amp service from our home next spring when we get back from AZ. Sorry this happened and I appreciate all the posts like this that will help other folks prevent the same. Good luck
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #19
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My brother-in-law several years ago installed a 50 amp service for his motor home and made the same mistake (240 v). He called his insurance company and they covered all of the damage less his deductable. He started the phone call to his insurance company with "You are not going to believe what I just did.). Their response was "Yep, we have heard this before." I guess my point is that you might contact themjust incase something expensive fails 2 months down the road. Hope everything works out.
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Forgot to mention, he fried his converter. Cant remember if anything else was damaged.
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