I Have No 120 Volt Power In My 1983 Southwind Motor Home

by Beatdle
(Las Vegas, NV)

I am getting electricity to the converter box, but no power coming out. Can you help me find the circuit panel and/or fuses that could be tripped. It's a 37 footer.



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

The ciruit breakers for your RV are usually located in the electrical compartment located on the outside of your RV. Your Converter is also located in the same compartment. Once you find the compartment you will see a panel with circuit breakers just like the ones you have in your house. There is also a fuse panel in that same compartment that has auto type fuses for the 12 volt electrical system in the house part of your RV

When you are in the compartment check for any tripped circuit breakers. If there are no tripped circuit breakers take a look at the wiring going to and coming from the Convertericon for proper connections or signs of damage to the wiring itself.

If after you have done that and the converter is still not functioning; there is a strong possibility that converter itself has a problem. I do not recommend that any do-it-yourselfer RVer open up the converter and try to fix the problem themselves as you can cause more damage to your RV's electrical system by messing with it.

The bottom line is if you cannot find the problem by following the steps above, your best bet is to take it in and have a Qualified RV Technician diagnose and repair the problem.

Hopefully the above information has been helpful to you.

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