Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-24-2014, 01:27 AM   #1
Weekend Camper
 
DirtEngineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Calgary
Posts: 81
Shore Power Problem

Just thought I'd update you on a problem I encountered today with my new trailer.

As background, I have RV storage at my house, so it is always plugged into 15amp shore power when at home. I've also had it out the 2 previous weekends with no issues at all.

We pulled into our campsite this evening, set up, and plugged into the 30amp shore power. My wife noticed an electrical smell coming from near the converter. Didn't pay too much attention to it until we noticed smoke coming from the pantry above the converter. I took out a couple drawers, and determined the smoke was coming from the main junction box where shore power comes in ahead of the converter. It was smoking badly. I disconnected the shore power, and it stopped smoking. With shore power disconnected, I opened the junction box to find a number of wire nuts were melting away at wire connections. I'm not sure what caused this; I tested the shore power, and it was indeed only 30amps. I suspect something came loose in the junction box and shorted...

Anyway, luckily we were only an hour away from home, so we packed back up. Trailer is in the driveway; no shore power, and I'll be taking it back to the dealer in the morning. Annoying considering it was only week number 3 with the trailer
__________________
2015 Sunset Trail ST28BH Reserve Package
2011 Ford F250 Lariat 6.2L V8 Crew Cab
DirtEngineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 07:43 AM   #2
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,704
I would suspect the wire nuts were not tightened enough. You should be able to cut the wires off just before them. Then strip the wire back, twist a new wire nut on. I always tape the wires and wire nut securely together afterwards. It seems to stop that loosening business.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 07:48 AM   #3
Full Time Camper
 
harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Belle River , Ontario
Posts: 1,656
Again , I recommend you shoot of an email with pics to CR, not just the dealer ,as they will probably not notify CR that they didn't tighten the wire nuts properly.
CR and the assemblers have to know of this potential fire hazard.
__________________


It was a rainy few days at Algonquin Prov park...tarps kept us dry.
Wayne --Belle River (Windsor), Ontario
2013 Sunset Trail Reserve 25RB..
2015 White Chev Silverado 2500HD 4x4 (6.0 l gasser)
2003 Mountain Star 890SBRX Truck Camper
harley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×