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Old 01-17-2016, 05:05 PM   #1
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Electrical Outlets - 2016 Thor Axis 24.1

This forum has provided great insight and help in the past and hope someone can help with my newest issue. Out of the blue, the outlet near the door where we keep the Keurig plugged in and the outlet on the passenger side dash are not working. We flipped all of the breakers under the fridge but that didn't do anything. Are there breakers hidden somewhere else??

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Old 01-17-2016, 05:16 PM   #2
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It wouldn't be too difficult to trace the wire from the kitchen. Pull out some drawers; you should be able to find the wire under the sink. Have you also tried the outside TV--it may be on the same circuit.
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Old 01-17-2016, 05:52 PM   #3
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Have you looked for a GFI? Those outlets could very well be on a GFI circuit due to vulnerability to a wet environment!
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:38 PM   #4
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Have you looked for a GFI? Those outlets could very well be on a GFI circuit due to vulnerability to a wet environment!
Yes, check the GFCI in the bathroom. I had the same issue and that was the problem. Too many things on one circuit for my liking.
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:55 PM   #5
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If you have an overload on the kitchen, passenger side dash, outside exterior plug, outside tv plug it is going to trip the gfci on the plug in the bathroom. Check that - reseat the gfci switch and I think you'll be back in business.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:17 AM   #6
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Just a note - there is a distinct difference between tripping the circuit breaker (breaker panel with all the other circuits) and tripping the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFI or GFCI). These seem to typically be on the bathroom outlet in RV's - outlets with the test and reset buttons on them.

If you are overloading the circuit (trying to run that space heater with the coffee maker or DW's hair dryer on same circuit... wonder how I got those examples...) - you will trip the circuit breaker... Need to run less or spread the load to other circuits... The circuit breaker will also trip if there is a short between 'hot' and 'neutral' from some other cause - intended to prevent a fire.

If you are regularly tripping the GFCI - I would suspect something you are plugging in has an issue... These devices are sensing a 'leakage' to ground - perhaps caused by water (why they are now required on kitchen/bath/exterior outlets) - or a problem with the insulation of an appliance/tool/etc..
Regular tripping of the GFCI would have me looking at what is plugged in when it trips... and thank the GFCI from preventing you from getting a shock.. it's purpose in life

A single GFCI device will protect any outlets 'downstream' - typically wiring will go from breaker box to GFCI outlet and continue to other outlets requiring the protection. Often why the bathroom, kitchen, and outside outlets are on same circuit in RV - they only need one GFCI to protect them all. Cheaper than installing more than one...
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:03 AM   #7
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And we have to worry about all of this on a new coach?
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:20 PM   #8
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And we have to worry about all of this on a new coach?
Nothing to 'worry about' I see here... and really nothing different than my stick home - it also has a single GFCI protected circuit protecting all bathroom and select kitchen outlets (and one in the garage if I recall) for the same (cheap) reason.
Two hairdryers in different bathrooms will trip the circuit breaker every time.
GFCI rarely trips - but have to remember it is in the main bath upstairs when I find no power in the garage outlet.

Just equipment to protect your rig and you. Understanding it helps when it trips.
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