I’m having trouble with my 2008 Jayco Flight 20 footers AC. The thermostat doesnt get power(or at least barley measurable) but I have power to the control box from the 110v. I’ve tried disconnecting power and run off battery and the lights work but fridge switched to gas and outlets don’t work. Maybe the converter is going or is bad?

Answer

There are several things you need to understand about your trailer's power systems.

1- Your camper's lights, alarms, temperature control panel, and other accessories run on your 12-VDC from your camper battery which is kept charged by your external campsite 110-VAC power to your Converter.

2- Your fridge relies on gas or 12-VDC to operate but the icemaker runs on 110VAC.

3- Your 110-VAC outlets operate on your external campsite power. And you have several receptacles that are on a GFCI circuit that can kick out at times.

SO, If you want everything to work you need to have that 110-VAC campsite power hooked up.

And, you need to check your camper's battery; 1- does it have water in it, and 2- is it charged up?

Your Air Conditioner does run on 110-VAC, but if the temperature control panel doesn't have adequate 12-VDC to it, it will not allow the AIR to run.

Start with understanding these things, and you can get your camper accessories operating properly.

Updated on June 8, 2018

Original Article:

Troubleshooting and Repairing RV Electrical Problems for the Beginner
By Don Bobbitt

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