Getting on the road in your rig can give you a sense of freedom, but having appliances that don’t work swap that freedom for a job that has to be done. Finding out why your refrigerator won’t stay cold or your microwave won’t heat is crucial for having a happy trip. When your RV appliances aren’t working, it’s not always smart to assume the appliance itself is broken. Many times it’s the actual power system itself that’s broken down somewhere between the power source and the appliance. Using commonsense RV distribution center troubleshooting methods can narrow down the possibilities, helping you to figure out exactly what kind of repairs you need.
RV distribution center troubleshooting can show whether the electrical problem is in the wiring or the outlet itself, or in the circuit breakers which service the electrical system feeding into your appliance. It can eliminate expensive repair visits, ferreting out small problems you can fix yourself.
In this video, you’ll learn a good basic system for RV power converter troubleshooting. You’ll see methods for checking circuit breakers, both inside and out. Specialized testers are important in checking circuits, and you’ll see how to safely ground these testers to avoid sparking and shocks. This video shows common sense tips for tracking down electrical problems, including checking GFCI outlets that may trip in one room and affect the appliances in another. Tracking down the power through the RV will tell you exactly where the problem resides, which may save you hundreds of dollars in bills from needless repair visits.