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CraigS
05-25-2010, 09:19 AM
We have a (new to us) 2008 Gulf Stream Independence Ford F53 35' Class A. On a recent trip we arrived to find half the electrical outlets not working.

The breaker panel has one 20A breaker for all electrical outlets. Of course we verified that it is working properly.

We don't have an inverter. The outlets don't work on shore power or generator so I don't think we have a transfer switch issue.

Am I right to assume there are additional breakers or fuses hidden elsewhere in the coach? Can anyone suggest places to look?

teebee60
05-25-2010, 09:34 AM
Check your electrical outlets for a "GFCI" breaker popped

CraigS
05-25-2010, 10:08 AM
Of the non-working outlets, only the bathroom outlet is visibly a CGFI. This could be a good thing since we know it is common to gang other outlets with one CGFI (in order to save $5 per outlet -- grrrr :-) )

Neither the reset or test buttons are working on the bathroom CGFI. I will pop it open this evening to see if the outlet is getting source-side VAC. Good place to start. Thanks.

bschiano
05-25-2010, 11:31 AM
I have a 37 foot 2004 Sunvoyager. On the bed platform there are a set of 10 breakers (110). Thats always where I check first.

CraigS
05-29-2010, 10:15 PM
My problem is now fixed!

I pulled the breaker panel looking for dead wires on the output of each breaker. One wire was not working.

Woo Hoo!

The 15A side of a dual breaker was fried. I took a matching Cutler-Hammer breaker from my house panel and - no surprise - everything is now working fine.

http://www.statchuk.com/images/buse.jpg

I never intended to learn some much about my coach - but I guess that was inevitable :-o Now that I think of it, I saw my wife's 2000W hair dryer in the bathroom. I should have put 2-and-2 together

Cheers,
Craig