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Old 06-01-2018, 06:03 PM   #1
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I have a Winnebago 2006 Journey. Had no issues with electrical while using RV on a 7 day trip until the last day of the trip. Went to plug in cell phone charger and discovered none of my outlets worked. Also noticed the microwave, TV and door/storage compartment lock/unlock wasn't working. Checked all the fuses and CBs I could find and all seemed to be ok. Any idea what it could be? Please send response to my email.

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Old 06-02-2018, 03:55 PM   #2
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Dan, were you plugged in to shore power at the time, or running off the generator, or just the inverter?

I would start by checking AC availability with each. Could be an inverter problem, could be a transfer switch problem. I had a similar issue in that the coach would accept shore power. Turns out I managed to melt my Progressive Surge Protector by mounting it on the back wall of the electrical compartment (adjacent to the muffler). Couldn't see the melt until I took the box out--back and circuit board were toast!
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:01 PM   #3
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Appreciate the response. Was pugged into shore and had no issues. Once I disconnected and started up motorhome, realized I had no power to receptacles, etc. Unfortunately my compartment doors are all locked and can't open them as appears no power available to unlock.

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Old 06-02-2018, 09:22 PM   #4
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Hi Dan, Unless you are running the generator or connected to shore power, I do not think your microwave would run (unless you have a large inverter) and 120 volt plugs would not be powered.


But the compartment doors? Perhaps someone can answer that as my Winnie does not have that feature.


What happens when you start the generator?
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:40 PM   #5
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Dan, we really need to know a little bit more about your system. My 2004 Journey can use the inverter to power the microwave and the outlets, but that is because of the optional 2000 watt inverter. Did you get the outlets and microwave back with the generator or when you plugged in?
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:42 AM   #6
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Please send response to my email.

Thanks in advance...Dan
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I guess the OP is not following the forum since he is asking for email responses.
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:12 PM   #7
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:34 PM   #8
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I do have the 2000 inverter. Ran generator and no change. Can't unlock storage compartments to get to the cord to plug in.

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Old 06-03-2018, 05:08 PM   #9
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Sorry, I may have misunderstood. You can’t open your RV’s storage compartments? If so, why not?
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:17 PM   #10
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Electrical Issues

The storage compartments have electric locks and since I'm having power issues, can't unlock. Is there a trick to unlocking manually?
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Can't help with the locks, don't have them. Just out of curiosity, are your 12v items working fine? Lights, exhaust fans, etc?
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:31 AM   #12
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I don't have electric locks, but I am sure those that do, are 12v; e.g. they are powered by coach battery. Do you have both a keyfob and an inside lock/unlock button? Tried them both. Is the coach battery disconnect switch On or OFF?

Regards to receptacles not working, did you locate the GFI receptacles? There is at least 1, and probably 2, and if one of them, possible located in the bathroom, is tripped, not only will that outlet not work, but all the others wired downstream from it. But that still wouldn't include the microwave, which would not be on the GFI.

More than 1 culprit here. 12vdc system and 120VAC system problem would seem to be unrelated.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:30 PM   #13
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HI. dan. i have the same problem. winnie 2001 journey dl.. i was at rv camp using 50amp 4 plug, 10 hours later NO SHORE POWER anywhere in unit and not fuses or circuitbreakers poped. so i put on the 30amp adapter and power came back for 3 hours.. then 110vac dropped out again. now at home . NO SHORE POWER in unit. i took the relay cover off and there is 110vac into box, and 110vac out the load cable into the circuitbreaker???i assume it goes to the circuitbreakers first? will check 50amp curcuit breakers by removeing.

what could be wrong? with power going into RV area?


when i turn on the AUX battery power the console by the kitchen shows 30amp plug but nothing is ON.


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Old 06-04-2018, 09:06 PM   #14
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Was having very similar symptoms a couple of years ago. It generated an extensive thread of suggestions. Don't know if my solution is yours, but won't hurt to have a look-see.


Ultimately, turned out to be our EMS center control module. Winnebago part number 127002-11-000. In our rig, located in the main 110v circuit breaker panel underneath the bed.


If you look closely at the photos you will see a series of tiny resistors off to the right. one at a time, they were burning up. Slowly, we went from 50amp, to 30amp, .........


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Old 06-04-2018, 09:14 PM   #15
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Smile no shore power in RV

hI. thanks i will open the circuit boxes under the end of the bed.
so, there is more under the bed than just the circuit breakes from what you say.


that must be it. as everything else in the Winnie the POoh has burned out and had
to be repalced.


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Old 06-04-2018, 11:51 PM   #16
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Joe, let me say this to you and dirtfeetdan if you explore the viability of your circuit board. Safety First!!

The board will be behind the circuit panel cover. Make sure all electric -- battery and shore power -- is secured before you remove that panel. When you do, all the wires to the circuit breakers will be exposed. Serious Shock Hazzard!!!

The circuit board is about 3" x 9". Any burned circuits will be obvious. If you decide your problem is the board, it is very easy to replace. Several wires go to it, but simply take each off one at a time and attach to the new board one at a time. The board itself snaps into clips much as circuit breakers do.

It is always a pleasure to work with electric. If you install a bolt incorrectly, it may not fail for several hundred miles. But electric doesn't keep you in suspense. Tells you right away if you did less than a stellar job.

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Try just turning on the Inverter, hopeful your locking system is on the inverter side of the bus.. It could be your transfer switch went south
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You should be able to open the compartment doors with the gray key that is used to manually lock the lower lock on your entrance door.

Have you checked to see if you have inadvertently hit the house battery disconnect switch on the dash? Do your 12 volt house lights work? Since you have the 2000w inverter, once you open the compartment doors check the 30 amp circuit breaker on the inverter.

Also check each outlet to see if one with a ground fault breaker is tripped on the outlet itself.

There are also other circuit breakers located above the generator behind the large electrical panel in addition to the 12 volt breakers located under your refrigerator and the 120 volt breakers located at the foot of the bed.
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:36 PM   #19
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Why can't you use your key to open the compartments? We have the tri mark electric locks and there are still key holes in the latches
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:30 AM   #20
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I have a 2004 Journey and had a similar problem it turned out to be a GFI blew, I have one in the kitchen and the other in the washroom, I reset them and all was OK
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