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Old 03-18-2015, 10:29 PM   #1
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Self inflicted wound?

I'm not sure if I have a “self inflicted wound”. On my 17B there is a 12V outlet on the upper cabinet in the rear passenger side that worked until recently. Now there is no power to the outlet and I'm not sure if it because of something I did. I did check it with a volt meter and made sure the wires at the rear were connected.

Wanting to use the rear RCA outlet of Jensen stereo I had to remove the unit from its mounting case. There seemed to be a slight bind on the right side and after much wiggling the unit finally came loose. As it turned out the “binding” was one speaker wire being too short and pulled out of its connector. I had to pull more of the radio antenna wire so the stereo unit was in a position for me to see where the speaker wire went.

Okay, I've got the RCA connetors out the back, both speakers working, the radio works, properly, actually everything is working as it should, (I think). Now the questions, not knowing the routing of the wire for that one outlet did I somehow dislodge a connection for the 12V outlet? Is there a quick and easy fix a klutz like me could handle?

The second photo is the cable & RCA plugs. It's included because I'm not sure about the RCA portion. I've tried using it but, not knowing much about it, couldn't get it to work.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:35 PM   #2
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I'd check the fuse panel as the first step.

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Old 03-18-2015, 10:40 PM   #3
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I'd check the fuse panel as the first step.

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I thought I had but will check it again.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:06 PM   #4
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I'd check the fuse panel as the first step.

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I just checked the panel again and the 12V fuse is good.

I think I'll send this same message to ETI and get their input about how I may have shot myself in th' foot.
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Something told me to check the passenger porch light, turns out it's not working either so tomorrow, in the daylight and with a clear mind, I'll check all the fuses.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:08 AM   #6
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We have an exterior reset button on ours. Don't know if that would help but we once could find no fuse problem and the reset button fixed things after a few tries.
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We have an exterior reset button on ours. Don't know if that would help but we once could find no fuse problem and the reset button fixed things after a few tries.
Thanks, Cathy, where did you find the reset button?
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Reset is on the GFI of the 120 volt outlet.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:48 AM   #9
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Reset is on the GFI of the 120 volt outlet.
It does not make any sense to me that the reset on a 120v GFI outlet would correct a 12v outlet and a 12v porch light that is not working. 12v items are powered by the battery/converter and 120v outlets are powered from the distribution panel, unless ETI is doing some very strange wiring, which I highly doubt. The only way the GFI reset could correct this problem is if the 120v power from the 30 amp cord is being routed through the GFI outlet before going to the converter. And that would not pass code because the GFI outlet is only rated for 20 amps. I think the problem is elsewhere. I suggest you call Reace or hook up and take the trailer to Chilliwack. I think you are in Seattle; Chilliwack is relatively close.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:10 AM   #10
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If you have an on board surge protector, there's a breaker box as the power comes into the trailer. On Ten Forward, there are two breakers in a gray box under the dinette (drivers side). In January, I had a self-inflicted wound, and lost all outlet power to the trailer. Flipping all the breakers and reset on the GFI did no good. Turned out the breaker itself was bad (it never flipped off). Replaced that breaker (<$10 at Lowes) and I have power everywhere.

I hope you find as easy of a solution as I had.
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