Outlets not working

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  1. nessa2

    nessa2 New Member

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    I have a 2004 Coleman Bayside Elite. We took it out for the first time this weekend. When at home and plugged in to the house all of the outlets worked. I was able to run the AC and use the outlets. We get to the campground and plug in to 30 amp and only the AC outlet and the lights work. We reset the gfi outlet and that tripped power to the whole camper at the power box. My brother who is an electrician has no clue. We ended up running an extension cord and using a power strip but that will get crazy annoying if we have to do that every time. Any ideas about what could be going on?
     
  2. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    start with replacing gfi outlet
     
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    NMroamer Well-Known Member

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    An Electrician should know this. A GFI senses a mismatch of current between the hot and neutral wire. As much as 4 or 5 milliamps will trip it. Did you plug in to an GFI outlet at home? If other stuff works your receptacles might be wired wrong.
    Then start with rabird's idea of changing the GFI.
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    often the gfi outlet is the first on the 15A circuit (the converter for the light is paralleled first so the lights work), all the other outlets are daisy chained to the first gfi and don't work if the gfi is tripped. The air is on a separate 20A circuit.
     
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    Blackripley Active Member

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    Check all of the 120v fuses or breakers, if you have breakers reset them all.
     
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    The only fuses used in a 2004 Bayside are in the 12 vdc system, the 120 vac system is protected by breakers.
     
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    Cut all the breakers off in the camper. Reset the power pole breaker. Flip one camper breaker on at a time. That should tell which circuit the issue is on.
     

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