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We're currently away from power, but have solar panels and an inverter and we can't get the electrical sockets working. It's a Forest river Rockwood g19fd. We have checked the circuit breakers and the main outlet and can't get anything

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Forest River?

2018 G19FD geopro

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Forest River?

2018

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Reset breaker, reset GFI, turned off and on the inverter and checked under the trailer for loose wires. My brother in law is working on it

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked all the fuses? Do you have a wiring diagram?

He's checking now

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

And yes he believes he has a wiring diagram. And a mechanic would be great

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: RV
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok. Thanks Randall
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 11 months ago

What is the make and model of your inverter? Have you check to be sure that the batteries are "in the loop" and supplying power to it? A small digital multimeter is very helpful here. About $20 at most hardware stores and easy to use. I have an RV shop and install these systems and live off-grid myself.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It's a 2015 gp-pwm-30
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 11 months ago

Go Power?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
There's only one battery at 70% it's charging at .7amps and running at 1.4 volts
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
go power
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 11 months ago

One battery isn't going to work out here for much. That is the model of the solar controller, but what is the inverter? And it should be putting out about 12 VDC at a minimum to the battery. Is this in direct sun?

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 11 months ago

You really need at least two batteries here and the larger the better. 6 VDC golf cart batteries in series would be the best for the maximum amps capacity. It depends on what you are trying to power up. How many watts of input do you have? I am on my way into town so it will be about 20 minutes before I can respond back here.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
ok. I will work on those questions and get back to you
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 11 months ago

10-4

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
We have a 70% battery and my brother says the problem is somewhere between the gfi and the battery
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 11 months ago

I still don't have all the information I need here. Size of the inverter and the actual input DC voltage there at the incoming feed from the battery. If the voltage is below 12 VDC it won't work. You can't generate any AC power when it falls below 12 VDC and especially with only one battery. What were you hoping to power up here?

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