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Electrical Outlets in 5th Wheel Trailer Not Working

by Spring
(Canada)

Pictured above GFCI Outlet

Pictured above GFCI Outlet

Hi there I only have one plug in my 1999 Jayco Eagle 5th wheel that is working. All of my appliances and lights are working. It is just the plug ins that are not. What do you think the problem would be? Any help would be greatly appreciated..

Thank you

ANSWER: Greetings Spring thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

I am going to assume that you have checked for any tripped circuit breakers in your 5th Wheel. Based on your description my best guess is that you have a tripped GFCI Outlet.

A GFCI outlet looks just like a normal electrical outlet except that it has two buttons on it and acts like a circuit breaker when there is a ground fault in the 120 volt electrical system in the RV. When this GFCI outlet trips it also shuts down other electrical outlets in the RV. Normally these GFCI outlets are located in the bathroom, or kitchen area of the RV, but they can also be located in another part of the RV.

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Look around the RV and see if any of these outlets are blown. The GFCI outlet has two buttons one is a test button and the other is the reset button. Make sure you press the reset button. If it blows again soon after you reset it, it means that you have an electric short in the 120 volt system for that part of the RV.

Hope this helps.

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Reset not budging.
by: Anonymous

My outlets are all out and i tried to push the reset but neither button would budge. It's the only one in trailer that has a reset. Any suggestions?

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Thanks for the FYI on the Tripped rest outlet!!
by: Anonymous

2 outlets weren't working. One in bathroom area and one above sink....seemed to be not on the same grid..but the reset outlet was the bathroom and it fixed both outlets. THANKS!!!!!

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