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Old 02-09-2013, 05:57 AM   #1
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I have a 2006 zinger 29bunkhouse. I have no power to the outside power plug, the bathroom plug, and the master bedroom plugs. Plugs in the front part of the trailer all work, and lights, everything else work throughout the trailer. I have checked the electrical panel, nothing is blown so not sure why only the receptacles in some of the trailer are affected. Does anyone know of any other fuses or breakers I should check? Note at the trailer is running off of the shore power 30 amp supply.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:02 AM   #2
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Have you checked to see if any of the GFI plugs have tripped? Bathroom/Kitchen area.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:35 AM   #3
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X2 what Hunter11 said. Check the GFCI plugs.
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That would be my guess also

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:08 AM   #5
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The bathroom GFI is tripped and won't reset, (this is directly on the bathroom plug in). When I check the bathroom main panel fuse, it is fine. Is the bathroom GFI receptacle faulty?
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Either the GFIreceptacle is bad or you could have a loose or wet connection somewhere. Not knowing what unit you have some units have/had a wiring junction box under one of the slides that use to get water in them from rain running down the road that would cause the GFI to trip. You might check under your slides to see if you have a receptacle box that has a blank cover over it and see if it has gotten water in it or has a loose connection. You are just going to have to do some trouble shooting on it to find the problem.
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That has helped a lot, many thanks! I will try a new bathroom GFCI receptacle and check under the slides.
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If your slide has power receptaclesin it there is a good chance there is a junction box under it on the outside. Just trying to think of things you could check.
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The outside receptacle are on the opposite side as the slide, but will check them.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:05 PM   #10
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The receptacles I am talking about are not plugs but junction boxes with a blank cover on them. They are usually mounted under the slides or attached to the frame and that is where the wire connections are made up for the power to the slides. If youreplacethe GFI in the bathroom and that does not fix the issue then you can check out the junction boxes for water or loose connections.
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This sounds like the battery could be hooked up backwards. Mine did something similar when we did that. We had front receptacles operational, rear outlets were not working, fridge and ac were out also. At first we thought all fuses were fine. Closer exam showed 3 blown fuses. Can't remember which ones since this was 2 yrs ago and DH changed the fuses. Another thought would be have you checked your 30 amp pedestal for power surges?Edited by: anaro
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Sometimes the GFI may be hard to push back in, take something with a hard rubber end and push hard on the rest button. I have had to do this and it does not hurt anything just that they can be tough.
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If none of the suggestions led you to the problem, try this: Unplug the camper from external power. Try to reset the GFI. If it resets and stays in, the receptacle is good and you have an electrical problem. Plug in power again and see if it trips immediately. If it does, this confirms an electrical problem. If you can't reset it with no power applied to the camper, then the GFI receptacle is bad.

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You can test if GFCI is the problem by disconnecting the load side wires and see if it resets. It must have power on it to reset and if it resets with no load side wires, the GFCI is probably okay. This may save a few bucks!
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I was sure resetting was mechanical and thats why I suggested trying it with off.
If that's not right, I stand corrected.
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That is correct, a GFI has to have power to reset. There is a small magnetic electric coil inside thereceptacle that holds the contacts in.Edited by: hondavalk
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So then, if that's a fact, it would seem that if we lose power, the magnetic coil would no longer have power to hold the contacts and the unit would trip and need to be reset when power returns?
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It is a latching relay
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Problem solved, water was in the junction box underneath the trailer. Cleaned it out ane everything works. Thanks for all the advic.
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New to forum. Had same problems. Thanks to Hunter11. I had water in the junction box.
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