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Old 10-30-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Rookie mistake (never just a good friend)

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 -

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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Oh hate to hear that! It is not that uncommon though.....a lot of folks, even electricians, dont understand how to wire the RV outlet correctly.

More than likely you are going to need a new converter and some appliances. If your AC works, count yourself lucky! Have you checked all the breakers?

My suggestions is to have a certified RV mechanic take a look at it after such a major event. You dont want to have something unsafe lurking for you in the future.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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Yes, that is what has me confused, all breakers are good, fuses are good, all outlets work except the fireplace, battery fuse is good when I check the converter leads they come up good unless I am doing it incorrectly.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #4
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I agree that after an overload it's probably best to have a certified RV tech go through the whole electrical system. So sorry to hear about this and I hope you're back up and running again soon!
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:06 AM   #5
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Don't be too surprised if you have to replace every elect appliance in the RV. Sorry this happened to you... this is why I have THIS
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ge-guards/2480
hardwired into my RV.. there are so many post at campgrounds miswired that it is scarey. Funny thins is I seldom stay in campgrounds or am hooked to power... solar boondocking...
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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Sorry this happened to you. Items that work now may have been damaged and may fail in the near future.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #7
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Hope you get this taken care of Ron.

Now, on the other side of the coin. I see this happening so often, I can't help but wonder how it keeps happening. It hooks up the same as a normal 15 A outlet, but instead of using 12-2 or 14-2 wire you use 10-2 and a 30 A breaker. There is only 3 wires and only 3 places on the back of the outlet to connect wires. How are they connecting the 4th wire? How did the even power the 4th wire? Did they install a 30A dual pole breaker instead of a 30 A single pole? When I installed my outlet on the side of my barn, of course, I wired the whole barn my self including the service entrance, it was a very simple connection. Just trying to figure this out....don't mean to distract from the original posters issues.
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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.
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Well seems I might have got a little luck on my side for now, everything seems operational except big TV and microwave when changed back properly. Trying to get the drawer out to see if the converter is a plug in, manual says unplug wait a few minutes then plug back in. Question when plugged into (correctly) shore power, (purchasing a surge protector this week-in) does the slides still run off battery? Seems when I slide in and out that my battery gets run down but back almost to pull power
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #10
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I had the same thing on my Motorhome.
Breakers would pop.
Once the wiring was corected everything worked fine.
See if there is a re set button on the TV and Microwave.
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