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Posted: 01/10/12 10:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi. I am at a rest stop for the night and I was running the generator. I had an electric heater going because I am low on propane and that was enough just for the night.But I used the microwave at the same time (i know, dumb. But this is my first time and its a newbie mistake) and something went. I checked the circuit breaker and nothing is flipped. But I have no power anywhere in the rv.

It's cold out and I've got blankets, but if anyone has any ideas I'd greatly appreciate it.
I have a four winds hurricane 2000 33 sl.


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Hi,

So did the generator stall? Is it still running but no 120 volt power in the RV? Or no power to any light or anything in the RV? (you stated no power to the RV so I am to guess no lights or any 12 volt power?)

If the problem is only no 120 volt power, that is simple, just find the generator, turn on the 30 amp main breaker for the generator, and you will have power to the microwave and heater again. By running the heater on low heat, you can run the microwave (providing the water heater is not on electric.).

The microwave is about 12.5 amps, heater on high heat about 12.5 amps, and if your water heater is on, perhaps 8-10 amps, exceeding the 30 amp limit.

Certainly a new mistake, I know you will not do this again!

Yet if you truly have no power through out the coach, then try starting the engine to see if you have power to the lights again. You might have melted a 100 amp fuse for the batteries, or tripped a 45 amp fuse from the battery to converter.

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Posted: 01/10/12 10:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did you check the circuit breaker on generator?

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Hey, Had the same thing happen to me one night in Corpus Christi on the beach. Mine turned out to be the breaker on the generator. Reset all the breakers and still nothing worked. I turned the generator off, reset the breakers and all returned to normal. Good Luck


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Well Sir,
Is it possible you blew a "GFI" some place in the coach? If I recall, there's a breaker on the generator too. At least there was one on my previous coach, a '99 Bounder with the F-53 Chassis and V-10 Ford. So, you're saying none of the lights work, the water pump, the fridge is out too?
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Also, if you ned to..shut down the genny, and restart ..................after you check the breakers.


My genny, if you overload, you shut it down, to reset(thank goodness for remote stop/start.


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Posted: 01/10/12 10:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Generator was still running, but no power other than battery operated lights. Going outsi de to check it.

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X2 on Fire UP. Forgot all about that GFI. If you reset the breaker, all is fine, but no power. Reset GFI also. Good Luck

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Posted: 01/10/12 10:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That worked! Yay! Thanks so much guys! I won't ever do that again! G nite.

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have you check the GFI in the bathroom

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