outlets not working - lights and ac ok

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Repairs & Maintenance' started by kansas_family, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. kansas_family

    kansas_family New Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    We have ourselves a problem with our 1994 Jayco 1006ST. None of our outlets have power to them. The AC and light are ok. Any ideas?

    me (camping newbie), DH, DS 5, DS 3,DD 1
     
  2. Halister

    Halister New Member

    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Location:
    Tonanawanda, NY
    Yep, I bet one of your outlet is a breaker plug. Reset it and it should be ok. This happened to me and it took 2 days to figure out.

    I get enough exercise just pushing my luck.

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2000 Flagstaff
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 2003 Trailblazer
     
  3. kansas_family

    kansas_family New Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    We have only two plugins and neither have a reset button :eek:(

    me (camping newbie), DH, DS 5, DS 3,DD 1
     
  4. kansas_family

    kansas_family New Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    ***UPDATE****

    My husband found a reset button on the power inverter. He pushed it but it didn't help. Still no electricity.

    me (camping newbie), DH, DS 6, DS 4,DD 2
     
  5. jeff h

    jeff h New Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Location:
    elmwood park il.
    the lights maybe 12 volt, i would look at the breakers and then the fuses.

    2000 jeep wrangler
    1991 roockwood xl 1006
    jeff and gail
     
  6. bigdad

    bigdad Active Member

    Messages:
    3,577
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
    Location:
    Springfield Kentucky
    Look for the outlet that has the reset button and push it to reset the outlet. there is one outlet that is a GFI outlet and all of the other outlet are tied in to it if this does not get power back to the outlets undo the scews and check the wire on the back of the main GFI outlet. this was the problem i had with mine.
     
  7. Halister

    Halister New Member

    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Location:
    Tonanawanda, NY
    Mine was under the dinette seat (under the table).
    It has to be there somewhere.

    I get enough exercise just pushing my luck.

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2000 Flagstaff
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 2003 Trailblazer
     
  8. kansas_family

    kansas_family New Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    ****UPDATE****

    We looked under the dinette and no luck.

    Hubbie replaced the fuses - no luck their either.

    We looked in the manual/guidebook and it says the GFCI breaker is built into the convertor.

    After looking in the power pack owner's manual we tested the GFCI breaker and it tested fine (the light lit up as it is supposed to.) Yet again NO ELECTRICITY.

    Any more ideas?
    Any more ideas?

    me (camping newbie), DH, DS 6, DS 4,DD 2
     
  9. Halister

    Halister New Member

    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Location:
    Tonanawanda, NY
    Ok lets go from the begining. Im going to say just from sytem of reasons the converter is fine it's converting the 12 volts to the lights. So lets start on the 120 side of the converter and test it there. If ok then test that wire to the first outlet and so on. That will keep him busy and give us a little more details as to where the 120 is or is not in your case. If this doesnt make sence email me.

    I get enough exercise just pushing my luck.

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2000 Flagstaff
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 2003 Trailblazer
     
  10. chkster

    chkster New Member

    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Location:
    antioch,ca (sacramento river delta)
    A/C is working ..so it is on the 15 amp side. right?

    Welcome to California...now go home!
    Chkster ('58),Hapekampr ('69)
    Larry...Mo...Curly...the dogs
     
  11. Cowboy Camper

    Cowboy Camper New Member

    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Could it be a simple Breaker that tripped? Or a faulty breaker?

    On my camper, the A/C has it's own dedicated breaker. The other one powers all of the outlets. Everything else, of course, is 12v run through the converter.

    Or check as Halister mentions. Maybe a wire came loose coming from the converter. Of course too, Be Careful when working on the 120v side of things. It's not fun to find a loose and live wire by touch!

    <hr><center><img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_cowboy.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cowboy Camper">~ Scott. ~ <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper">
    <sub><img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_tree.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tree"> Check Profile for Family and Rig Info.</sub> <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_squirrel.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Wildlife"></center>
     
  12. awsandlin

    awsandlin Active Member

    Messages:
    1,333
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    If everything is original the 110 breakers on the 94 1006 are in a breaker box that is seperate from the converter. You can get to it from a small door that is made to look like the same panel materal that goes around your seat for the dinning table. You need to check the rails on that box and see if you have power. Then check the breakers. You would need to do this with some type of multi tester or a test light.

    Allen
    2004 Fleetwood Utah
     
  13. darrenandmelissa

    darrenandmelissa Member

    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    If it is a GFI breaker it will have a reset button on it that may have to be pushed.
    If this doesn't fix it starting takeing plugs off to see if you can find a wire that may be off somehwere.
     
  14. kansas_family

    kansas_family New Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    I really appreciate all of your help. We found the problem and it had to do with the wiring within the converter box (110 side). The wire nut connecting the three white wires was FRIED! I switched out the wire nut and now the electricity is flowing. Thanks everyone for your help.

    me (camping newbie), DH, DS 6, DS 4,DD 2
     
    Lowcountry and Scottcampers like this.
  15. Halister

    Halister New Member

    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Location:
    Tonanawanda, NY
    Yes!!!! what I win???? Nothing!!! LOL
    Glad to help out...I figured it would be a head slap type of thing...

    I get enough exercise just pushing my luck.

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2000 Flagstaff
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 2003 Trailblazer
     
  16. Cowboy Camper

    Cowboy Camper New Member

    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Glad to hear it was a simple fix. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">

    Glad also to hear that you SAW the problem rather than Feel it. Like I said before, it's No Fun to find that sort of problem by Feeling it! OUCH! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Shock">

    <hr><center><img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_cowboy.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cowboy Camper">~ Scott. ~ <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper">
    <sub><img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_tree.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tree"> Check Profile for Family and Rig Info.</sub> <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_squirrel.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Wildlife"></center>
     
  17. Johnsonra2

    Johnsonra2 New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2017
    Thank you so much for this post. I thought I looked everywhere and swore there was no GFI in this 1998 Fleetwood. Right under the dinette and in the corner like you said.
     

    Attached Files:

  18. steppinthrax

    steppinthrax Member

    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    You know what's crazy, I just came back from camping with the same problem. The outlet on one of the Kingbed sides was not working. I was pulling off the outlet covers looking for fried wiring. Then I saw this thread, then I realized, ahhhhhh I remember there is a GFCI next to the fridge. I pushed that button and now it all of a sudden works. LOL. :D I wish I read this while I was camping last weekend.
     
  19. daveo1289

    daveo1289 Active Member

    Messages:
    966
    Likes Received:
    74
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    I'm glad things worked out without much trouble. I had an instance where my GFIC went bad in my Sun Valley. It wouldn't reset while I was out. I ended up replacing the GFIC with a normal outlet for the rest of the trip because the local hardware store in the burg I was near didn't have one. When I got home, I quickly put in a new GFIC and had no problems.
     
  20. Jessesilva81

    Jessesilva81 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Im having a problem with my outlets there not working only thing working is my ceiling lights..I have a 97 palomino pinto pop up camper any ideas why??
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.