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Redeye2280

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Hi Folks,

Really need your help! I plugged our 2016 Jayco Alante 31V into the outlet outside of the garage using the normal adapter that we always use and checked inside the rig for power and nothing.

I flipped all the breakers inside the rig numerous times, pulled all the fuses, checked the GFI inside the bathroom(although without power inside the rig it was hard to check). I also checked the outlet outside the garage to make sure it was hot and used a different adapter.

Wondering if there's a hidden GFI or something. Anybody have any ideas. Could the power cord itself go bad???

I would really appreciate any help and suggestions from ya' all!

Thanks so much,

Randy


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Are you absolutely positive that there is Power at the outlet on the garage? You are using an adapter, so I assume it's a 15A outlet. Try plugging something else into it.


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Posted: 08/08/22 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bukhrn wrote:

Are you absolutely positive that there is Power at the outlet on the garage?


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Using voltmeter.
Verify power at the receptacle you plugged in to.
If power there, verify power out of your adapter.
If power there, verify power to the RV end of your power cord.
If power there, then problem is in the RV.
This will tell if the problem is outside of or inside of your RV and where to start next.

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Got it guys... I had double checked power at the receptacle and start thinking about the microwave. I always use the microwave to let me know if there's power to the rig.

Before I popped the door open to above the microwave where it is plugged in, I checked a few of the plugs and they all worked. Checked the air conditioner and it worked. Went back to the GFI and it worked.

Looked above in the hatch area where the microwave was plugged in and saw that the panel housing the receptacle for the plug was loose and away from the wall on one side and the plug was loose. Plugged it back in all the way and the microwave came on!

Score one for us idiots!!! Sometimes they let us out to roam... what a day to skip my meds, ey?

Needless to say, everything is working correctly now. Not sure why my battery wasn't charging the first few times I checked 'em and not sure why the GFI did'nt cooperate the first time either but it's all good now.

This is definitely one for my books. I sure do appreciate you guys and your consideration and help!

Thank you so much,

Randy

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sometimes it's the simple things!


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take that recp apart and check for loose wires.

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BB_TX wrote:

Using voltmeter.
Verify power at the receptacle you plugged in to.
If power there, verify power out of your adapter.
If power there, verify power to the RV end of your power cord.
If power there, then problem is in the RV.
This will tell if the problem is outside of or inside of your RV and where to start next.


Best way to approach...systematic. Work your way along the circuit until you find power isn't flowing.

Works for 12v issues also starting at the battery (though you may want to cut power to the charging system to isolate the source to the battery).

A voltmeter is best but if you don't have a voltmeter, you use any small electrical device (assuming you have a suitable adapter). Plug a worklight/fan/etc in and if it works, you have power up to that point...then move to the next point in the circuit.


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Excellent suggestions, folks! I so appreciate you all!

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https://www.amazon.com/Voltage-Eversame-........refix=110+plugin+volt%2Caps%2C147&sr=8-6

I keep one of these plugged into an outlet all the time. When it gets down to 108 volts I turn off the air conditioner.


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