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Old 07-21-2022, 10:22 AM   #1
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We just returned from a boondocking trip. A couple weeks in we lost power to the outlets inn the bathroom and ether side of the bed.. (3811 MS) I figured it was a GFI issue but couldnít find one. Only one found was in the kitchen area and it was fine. About a week later other outlets in the bedroom stopped working. The rest of the trailer works fine. Iím still not finding another GFI. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:25 AM   #2
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Under the bed (bottom plywood removed), you will find a junction.
There may be another one further upstream probably behind the basement wall.
You will need a multimeter to trace it back.
A wire toner would work best for tracing the wiring back to the circuit breaker panel.
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Old 07-21-2022, 08:01 PM   #3
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There is another GFI, it is your outdoor electrical outlet on the door side. You might get lucky and find that it has tripped. Our 3810MS also has a GFI on the kitchen island.
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If you are finding more outlets out, it may actually be that one leg of the 50 amp service was lost. There's really no reason for bedroom outlets to be on a GFCI protected circuit.
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Old 07-24-2022, 05:05 PM   #5
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Iím not much of an electrician , how would I check if one leg of the 50 is not working?
I was hoping there is a second GFI I just wasnít finding. It seems funny that there is only one GFI
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There should be a main breaker in your panel probably in the middle. Check the left side and right side breakers to see if they have 120 volts. Also, check main breaker on both legs.
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Iím not much of an electrician , how would I check if one leg of the 50 is not working?
I was hoping there is a second GFI I just wasnít finding. It seems funny that there is only one GFI
Voltmeter is the only way to check. But only if you are comfortable troubleshooting live 120 vac.
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If you are finding more outlets out, it may actually be that one leg of the 50 amp service was lost. There's really no reason for bedroom outlets to be on a GFCI protected circuit.
My bathroom GFCI also feeds the basement outlet, exterior outlet, AND the bedroom outlet on the opposite side of the wall from the master GFCI.

There should be two GFCIs: one for the bathroom and one for the kitchen.
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We just returned from a boondocking trip. A couple weeks in we lost power to the outlets inn the bathroom and ether side of the bed.. (3811 MS) I figured it was a GFI issue but couldnít find one. Only one found was in the kitchen area and it was fine. About a week later other outlets in the bedroom stopped working. The rest of the trailer works fine. Iím still not finding another GFI. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I have the same model. The GFI in the kitchen controls all those plugs. Make sure you push the button to turn off the GFI then push the reset. If that doesn't fix it then some wire(s) are off downstream. Start at the GFI and make sure the downstream wires are well connected then using a signal tracer follow them and look for junctions. Good luck.
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Rod, did you ever get this figured out?
I am curious what it ended up being. Also, if you don't have or don't use a multimeter, you can get a tester like this one as an easy and safe means of determining if something how ac power.
https://www.amazon.com/Non-Contact-D...ps%2C92&sr=8-5
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I have 2 GFI's, bathroom and the kitchen. For us, it has always been the bathroom GFI that gets bumped.
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Old 07-30-2022, 07:20 PM   #12
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Rod, did you ever get this figured out?
I am curious what it ended up being. Also, if you don't have or don't use a multimeter, you can get a tester like this one as an easy and safe means of determining if something how ac power.
https://www.amazon.com/Non-Contact-D...ps%2C92&sr=8-5
No still need to get this fixed. We got back to our House and had to head to Texas to watch grandkids for a few weeks. Iíll pick up one of these testers though- thanks
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