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mike wilson commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"are trhere any led bulbs in the sockets, what verey little i know they will cause you problems similiar to that"
Nov 11, 2014
david craft commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"excellent...I often forget that problems arise where others have modified things...always a good place to investigate as well...perseverance pays off again...good job"
Nov 5, 2014
Rich Thomas commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"I'm glad you got there Edward, I was really concerned with the time zone thing I could just picture you pulling your hair out waiting on the next reply LOL. Happy RVing"
Nov 5, 2014
Edward Mayfield commented on Bonnie Geddes's blog post The nightmare continues
"I was going to say the same as Pat and Rich  take the a/c cover of and check also get under the MH and see if there are any holes in the floor insulation where mice have entered if so most likely more than one nest also was there any thing…"
Nov 5, 2014
Edward Mayfield commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"And let there be light !!!!!!! LOL proplem was wire from dist.bok and first light but not in the conection but screw nicked / cut 1/2 way through the white wire when last owner redid cabnet under the sink a little rewireing from dist. box to first…"
Nov 5, 2014
Rich Thomas commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"Okay take a close look at the switch you use to turn on the light that works if there are 4 wires on it then its probably the feed through for the next lights down line, again look at it closely for loose connections on the push in tabs. also pull…"
Nov 4, 2014
John "T" Nordhoff commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"  Sorry, but I get lost as far as who said what and when lol Im not sure where were at on this and I hope EVERYONE chimes in, by working TOGETHER is the way to solve it since one of us may have an idea the others may have forgotten THE MORE THE…"
Nov 4, 2014
Jim Stoltz commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"I'm going to add my useless comment of agreeing with John and Rich's diagnosis. Once you introduce a load it flickers out, right? Has to be a bad connection somewhere. It's probably also generating a decent amount of heat when it…"
Nov 4, 2014
Rich Thomas commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"Hi John of coerce I'll chime in if I think I need too  I just think Ed needs precise point to point troubleshooting skills and the best way to do that is with one on one contact.You and I are very close in our thoughts on this problem and…"
Nov 4, 2014
Edward Mayfield commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"no the dc lights work fine it is the a/c lights that are not working. and I did disconnect the wires then recononect (twist) the wires and but on new wire nuts"
Nov 4, 2014
John "T" Nordhoff commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"  Rich, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO don't bow out, just because GREAT MINDS MAY THINK ALIKE LOL, and the more the merrier. Hey if two are on the same page as we seem to be on this one, better chance were right maybe??????? lol if we were there we would…"
Nov 4, 2014
Rich Thomas commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"John its funny but if you look at the post times of our Wire Nut theory you will see we posted within a minute of each other( YOURS WAS NOT UP WHEN i POSTED MINE) so at least two of us are ON the same page. I think in the INTEREST  of ED's…"
Nov 4, 2014
John "T" Nordhoff commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"  Rich, EXACTLY that's why I told him to remove the wire nuts and look because a broken or loose or carboned connection may not be visible just by looking or checking wire nut tightness. It has to be a broke or loose or burned connection…"
Nov 4, 2014
Rich Thomas commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"some things you can check regardless of the power type. I know you looked at all the J boxes and wire nuts but here's something to look for that is a common failure, wire nuts suck. go back through and recheck the wire nuts. Pull them off one…"
Nov 4, 2014
John "T" Nordhoff commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"  TUESDAY NOV. 4  Edward,   In response to your last post. So, if a voltmeter indicates full voltage HOWEVER when you turn on an appliance it flickers and fails to work THAT STILL SOUNDS LIKE A LOOSE, BURNED, BROKEN, CARBONED…"
Nov 4, 2014
Rich Thomas commented on Edward Mayfield's blog post need help
"Okay I'm in Ohio and the time diff is a killer but lets try to work through this before you gut the camper. by being on the same circuit that eliminates the power source and the breaker and puts us probably somewhere between the last light to…"
Nov 4, 2014

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I am new to the rv world I have a 1969 prowler 20 foot tow behind trailer and on oct I lost all my a/c lights in the trailer except for the bath room. I have power to all lights  when the lights are off but when I turn a light on then I lose all a/c power to the lights. To me it sounds like a bad braker how ever none have triped, can some one help me or maybe point me in the right direction please. and it just had to happen on my birthday to

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At 1:21pm on November 2, 2014, david craft said…
the breakdown in continuity could be in the 110 line side or the neutral. the fact you have 110 at the bulb base without a load indicates a bad connection. check all connections from the circuit breaker on to the neutral bar. the same problem can occur on any 12 volt load as well.
 
 
 

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