RV

Have RV questions? Ask an RV mechanic online.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

We have a 2003 holiday rambler scepter. We have lost all…

Customer Question
We have a 2003...

We have a 2003 holiday rambler scepter. We have lost all power in rv both shore power and 12 volt. Can you help me

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

It has no power

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

2003 Holiday Rambler Scepter

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

We tried flipping all breakers and checked the fuses, and the power out side

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

We had one ac unit on and fridge and lights inside and tried to level it and the power went out.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: RV
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own RV Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
9/12/2020
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Robert
Robert, RV Mechanic
Category: RV
Satisfied Customers: 24,089
Experience: 23 yrs. RV experience including Cummins North West, Country Coach, Monaco Coach - vendor certified.
Verified

Hi, I'm Robert. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply momentarily.

Are you able to start the generator? IF so do you have power with it running? Make sure you disconnect the shore cord prior to starting the generator.

Also the power is split, AC power and DC power, the outlets, TV and microwave are strictly AC power, it is possible to have the AC power and not the DC power. The fridge and AC unit both need DC power to turn on and work so verify the outlets TV's and micrwave.
Robert

Ask Your Own RV Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Gen will not start and we do have tv and microwave
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 2 years ago

Please allow me several mins to type a response.

Thanks, Robert

Ask Your Own RV Question
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 2 years ago

You could have an issue with the battery disconnect solenoid. IF you have an interior switch inside the RV you will have a solenoid that allows the DC power into the RV.

Hit the switch inside and listen outside for a lick each time the interior switch is pushed if you can not locate the solenoid by sound go to the house battery and follow the cables, one cable will go to the solenoid. Once you locate the solenoid check for voltage on the LARGE posts, you would check voltage to ground on each side of the solenoid on the large posts, if only one side has voltage get an insulated wire and jump the posts and see if your power comes on. This applies if you have over 12 volts at the house batteries, if you have low voltage then the inverter is not charging.

Might want to have the batteries load tested if you find they have low voltage.

IF you do not have a volt meter you may want to see if a mobile RV tech is in the area, normally if you google RV mobile repair and the zip code you will get a listing of who is local. I used to do mobile RV repair in Oregon and would cover a 100 mile radius.
Robert

Ask Your Own RV Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 2 years ago

No problem at all.

Robert

Ask Your Own RV Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a rv mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Robert Your Own Question
Robert
Robert
Robert, RV Mechanic
Category: RV
Satisfied Customers: 24,089
24,089 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 23 yrs. RV experience including Cummins North West, Country Coach, Monaco Coach - vendor certified.

Robert is online now

Related RV Questions
We are having issues with our electric in our RV. I was
Hi! We are having issues with our electric in our RV. I was wondering if you have time to come out and look at it? … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
Where is the ITS-50R transfer switch located on a 2005
Where is the ITS-50R transfer switch located on a 2005 Holiday Rambler RV? … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
Our air conditioner won't come on, yes we can't get it to
Our air conditioner won't come on JA: Have you checked the Freon level? Customer: yes we can't get it to even click or the fan JA: What is the make/model/year of your RV? Customer: coachman 2013 32 fo… read more
James Davy
James Davy
Trade School
1,034 satisfied customers
Holiday Rambler Campmaster.... no power to run anything
Holiday Rambler Campmaster.... no power to run anything electric … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
Need assistance with motorhome electrical issue. 2005
This is an ssue with house electrical, not chassis electic … read more
Nachum Wagschal
Nachum Wagschal
3,168 satisfied customers
The electricity went out and won't come back on, even with
The electricity went out and won't come back on, even with the generator. … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
I turned on both AC units and lost power. I flipped both the
I turned on both AC units and lost power. I flipped both the breakers inside the RV and on the electrical box that plugs the RV into a power source and still no power … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
Generator runs charges batteries but not getting 120 volts
Generator runs charges batteries but not getting 120 volts to work in motorhome Holiday rambler scepter … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
I have a 1983 Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite 27 foot RV would
I have a 1983 Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite 27 foot RV would like to know where the generator transfer switch is located and what it looks like my generator is putting out 110 volts yes to the main Break… read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
26,243 satisfied customers
I plugged my RV into a 220 outlet like a dummy. it
I plugged my RV into a 220 outlet like a dummy. it immediately kicked the converter breaker but it got enough current for the converter to start smoking. I plugged it into 120 and checked the out put … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
Holiday RamblerAmbassador. 2003 No electricity along r side
Holiday RamblerAmbassador. 2003 No electricity along r side (GFi, bath, kitchen) GFI is good, connections tight but black wire (line) is not continuous with Kitchen fuse at fuse panel. Fuse itself is … read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
26,243 satisfied customers
My power on my 13' starcraft Launch is not working. Where
My power on my 13' starcraft Launch is not working. Where should I start … read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
Have a 2013 vacationer. Rear ac will not go on. Thermostat
Have a 2013 vacationer. Rear ac will not go on. Thermostat has power. Is there a fuse? … read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
26,243 satisfied customers
We'll dads rv has been having battery issues, so he got new
We'll dads rv has been having battery issues, so he got new cables and another repair mech told him to put on a jumper wire from the main battery's to the aux. To help charge the mains of the Aux. Try… read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
Have a 2006 Keystone RV. Believe the Dometic A/C and Frig
Have a 2006 Keystone RV. Believe the Dometic A/C and Frig are original. Lightning it about 50 ft from unit last night. A/c is giving error code E1, lost coomunication. Frig will not turn on. Any ideas… read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
We lost power to our 2015 Forza. We checked all the breakers
We lost power to our 2015 Forza. We checked all the breakers and they seem to be ok. Cannot find house circuit breaker as described in manual… read more
Randall
Randall
RVIA Certification
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
26,243 satisfied customers
I have a 1993 Holiday Rambler 32 foot fifth wheel, that
I have a 1993 Holiday Rambler 32 foot fifth wheel, that has been plugged into 208v 3 phase by mistake. Unfortunately nothing 110 appliance wise is working properly anymore. Where should we start ,and … read more
RV Doctor
RV Doctor
Shop Foreman
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
324 satisfied customers
2003 Fleetwood: RV..Our converter went..air conditioner
We have a 2003 Fleetwood Pride RV Our converter went out during a storm. Where is the best place to buy one? We are running our air conditioner by battery but our refrig won't work. Will the converter… read more
Robert
Robert
RV Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,089 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Highly recommend this RV expert. Prompt, good and detailed answers were given. Very willing to help with genuine concern. I will ask for him next time.

JackUSA

Excellent reply, and also very quick. Really sounds like the Expert knows what he is talking about. I will be back to use your service when I need more help with my RV.

DutchUSA

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

gene

gene

RV Mechanic

1,100 satisfied customers

28 yrs exp in the industry

Nick

Nick

RVIA Certification

664 satisfied customers

5 years RV repair and reconstruction, Fleetwood RV Training course completion.

Steve F.

Steve F.

RVIA Certification

443 satisfied customers

Journeyman and Master RV technician, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineer. RVIA Technical Consultant

Randall

Randall

RVIA Certification

26,243 satisfied customers

RVDA/RVIA Master Certified Technician with many years experience.

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

RV Mechanic

2,418 satisfied customers

24 years of experience diagnosing & repairing

Wayne

Wayne

RV Mechanic

2,163 satisfied customers

Work on several type of Rv engine, Trans, brakes

D. Wood

D. Wood

RV Parts Store Owner

205 satisfied customers

Slide Out, Jack & Hitch Specialist

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x