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Spacer heater tripped breaker, reset it but now only one

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spacer heater tripped breaker, reset it but now only one side has pwr to the outlets? what to try?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Did you check the GFCI that controls that outlet? What is this on? And did you have the shore cord plugged in or on genset power? Please explain further what happened here.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
had two space heaters on in two separate ends of trailer. When l switched one of them to high setting evrything went out. l found the tripped breaker and flipped it back on but only got pwr back on one side .Three outlets are out. Only one gfi outlet in bathroom and its working
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

There should be one more GFCI in the kitchen area. What is this in? 30 amp shore cord (3 prongs) or 50 amp shore cord (4 prongs)?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Randell, This is Gwen. 3o amp and l cant find any other GFCI outlets unless its outside ? Dont know where else to look?
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

There should be one in the area that controls the kitchen plugs. Which outlets aren't working? It has to be tied to those and should be closeby.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
one by the sink has a gcfi sticker but no reset button.But it works.
Ones out are under dining table and side of the bed but none have reset buttons?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My tablet timed out sorry
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

What coach is this in?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1999 fleetwood Mallard trailer.
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Does this have a plugin microwave? If so, check that plug.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Mic plugged in to outlet up in glass cabinet but outlet has no buttons and mic works. That whole side works. Bath,kitchen,mic. Other side dead
Must b outside? 5 degrees here right now! Brrrrrr!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you have access to Fleetwood wiring system for this old tin can? Owners manual no help!!!
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

It can be, but doubtful. It should be close to one of the other plugs that don't work. Unfortunately, no manuals are available for these. The other solution is for you to give a local mobile tech a call and get some assistance from him (or her) and most parks can recommend one or online they may be listed. Most local dealers can assist in this as well as some of the techs do mobile work on the side, if the shop doesn't do it.

Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

When Fleetwood went out of the towable business, they did away with all the manuals and diagrams. Bummer!

Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Follow around the walls and look carefully at every plug. BE SURE, it isn't a string that isn't on a GFCI and just the service breaker tripped OR bad. A small digital multimeter can be very useful here in checking those.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
l did call an rv dealer and they gave me a referral for a mobile tech but he must b on a tropical island as his msg says he will be back Jan 6th. Have to try a few others l googled first thing monday.
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Only one in the whole area? Did you check the online listings? Where are you located?