My RV's Interior Lights Blow When Connected To Shore Power

by Tim
(Ithaca, MI)

I have a 1987 Jayco on a Ford chassis. I replaced the coach battery and all interior lights work great, but whe plugging into shore power interior light will either blow immediately or come on very very bright then blow. All other appliances work great (furnace, fan and fridge). Do you think there is a problem with the converter or a ground problem?

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

The most likely cause is a bad converter. This is something you need to get checked out immediately. In fact I do not recommend that you plug your RV into shore power again until you get this problem resolved.

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I am surprised that none of your 12 volt fuses are blown. I am a strong believer in doing it yourself, but when it comes to electrical problems like you are experiencing I would not recommend messing with it. There is too much potential of causing serious damage to the electrical system of your RV, as well as potentially setting yourself up for an electrical fire.

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