I Need An Electrical Diagram For My RV
by RVing Al
(Everything About RVing)
I get this question a lot, so I figured I would take a moment to give you the good, bad, and the ugly answer to this question. Here is the bad news first. The fact is if you own an older RV you have very little chance of getting an original wiring diagram.Good Sam Extended Service Plan is mechanical breakdown insurance for your RV, 5th Wheel, Trailer, and Tow Vehicle! FREE Quote
Even if you own a newer RV depending on the manufacturer, you may not be able to get an original wiring diagram/schematic for it. That's right the only place that you can get an original wiring diagram for any RV is from the company that manufactured it. If you own an Orphan RV (an RV that was manufactured by a company that is no longer in business) then you are plain out of luck.
But here is the even bigger question why do you need a wiring diagram for your RV? Are you planning on rewiring it? Are you planning on tearing the walls down and remodeling it? In most cases, you are looking for the wiring diagram because you are experiencing an electrical problem with your RV.
If you are experiencing an electrical problem with your RV I can guarantee you that 99.99% of the time a wiring diagram or schematic will not help you solve the problem. The most common causes of electrical problems in RVs are: (in no particular order)
* Blown fuse
* Tripped Circuit Breaker
* Tripped GFCI Outlet
* Bad or under charged House Batteries
* Bad RV Power Converter
* Loose connections on the house batteriesOver 1,500,000 successful roadside rescues—Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service
Electrical problems in an RV are very seldom caused by internal problems in the electrical system of the RV. Even if it ends up being an internal wiring problem in the walls of the RV, unless you are a qualified electrician you should not be attempting the repairs.
For those of you who feel that you would like to be able to repair the electrical system of your RV, but cannot get the wiring diagrams or schematics you might want to take a look at some of the RV Repair Books
that are available.
I hope that this information was helpful.
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