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Our "new to us" 2008 Forest River 5th wheel is pretty great!

Hi there, our "new...

Hi there, our "new to us" 2008 Forest River 5th wheel is pretty great! However we cannot solve why some of the electric receptacles are not working. We have doubled checked all the fuses, but still have some receptacles, mostly that run up the middle of the RV that have no power.

Mechanic's Assistant: Hi there. Do you hear clicking when you try to start the vehicle? Do any lights come on?

Hmmm, it's not a drivable camper, so not sure what you mean when you say "when you try to start the vehicle"?

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the model of your 2008 Forest River?

The model # is SAF335QBQ. It has Sandpiper on the front

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the RV Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.

Only that I know very little about RV's!

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RV Mechanic: Nachum Wagschal, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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Good Morning ,

Is this a 50 amp or 30 amp electrical connection ?

Have you checked all of the ground fault outlets to make sure there isn't one tripped either in a  bathroom or outside

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hi Nachum, it is a 30 amp connection. I have reset all the panel breakers that I found. These outlets were working when we looked at the trailer, bought it second hand. I am currently running it on a generator because we have no power to the property yet.I'm not sure how you check the ground fault outlets? Is it just resetting the breakers? I am not at the camper currently so a phone call will not serve either of us well right now.
RV Mechanic: Nachum Wagschal, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago

The ground fault  outlets are the outlets that have a reset button on them  there could be one tripped

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RV Mechanic: Nachum Wagschal, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago

I would check those first ,

if that isn't the problem , then you need to get a voltmeter and start checking for power at the breakers in the electrical panel .

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok I see. I don't recall seeing a reset on any of the outlets, but I will take a look when I get back down to where the RV is located. That would be sweet if that's all it is! I guess the bathroom outlets by the sink would require GFI outlets yes?Is there a way for me to save this conversation?
RV Mechanic: Nachum Wagschal, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago

yes the bathroom and the ones near the kitchen sink  and outside ones will either have a reset on them or will be on the same circuit as one

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks alot! I've copied and pasted your helpful hints in a word doc. Have a great day and thanks again! I hope this works!
RV Mechanic: Nachum Wagschal, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago

ok , let me know if you need anything else

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