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Old 08-26-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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Boler Electric not working

Hi, we just bought a 1979 Boler and nothing happens when we plug it into power, any ideas????
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:39 PM   #2
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HI Terri (and Pat), welcome to FiberglassRV, we're glad you found us

I know nothing about electricity (except how to pay the bill ), so I'll leave all that stuff to the knowledgable members. We've got lots of friendly, helpful folks here.

Please post pictures when you can...
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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Hi, Terri

We might need a little more information-
I'm not sure what you mean by "nothing happens"- are the interior 110 outlets dead?
If so, have you checked the circuit breaker?
Is it that the 12v lights won't work off shore power? They won't unless you have a converter, too...

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Old 08-29-2011, 11:12 AM   #4
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Hi, Terri

We might need a little more information-
I'm not sure what you mean by "nothing happens"- are the interior 110 outlets dead?
If so, have you checked the circuit breaker?
Is it that the 12v lights won't work off shore power? They won't unless you have a converter, too...

Francesca
I plugged the camper in from the cord to the house power and there is no electric to the camper, none of the lights work- should they work ? Our Boler is a 1979, there is a box in a cupboard to the right of the furnace with a electrical something box that the black power cord goes into there but it does not look like anything I have been able to find a picture of. There is a test button and a switch but we do not know anything about the power for this. We have had a scamp and a uhaul before and we always just plugged them in and had power!
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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Hi, Terri

Some questions:
Is there an interior outlet that you can plug something (tool, lamp, anything) into to see if 110 is there?
The fact that the lights don't work doesn't mean you don't have 110v power.
Your lights are 12v and won't work off 110 unless you have a converter, but let's see if you have 110 first!

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Old 08-29-2011, 11:41 AM   #6
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Hi, Terri

Some questions:
Is there an interior outlet that you can plug something (tool, lamp, anything) into to see if 110 is there?
The fact that the lights don't work doesn't mean you don't have 110v power.
Your lights are 12v and won't work off 110 unless you have a converter, but let's see if you have 110 first!

Francesca
I will try that when I get home, so how do the lights in the camper work, just off the battery power? There is no battery on the camper.
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Hi, Terri

Your lights work off 12v power, supplied by either a 12v battery or a 110v-to-12v converter.
If you have a 6-or 7- pin towing connector, they'll work off your tow vehicle's system if the T.V.'s properly wired.
More info is really key- trailer year, what's written on the mysterious "box", etc.
Are there fuses? Or a circuit breaker like in a house?
Please do try to take/post some pics- it's pretty easy to paste one in from your own files.
Click on "manage attachments" at the bottom of the reply page (not "quick reply").
A box will popup telling you to "choose file".
When you click on that, it'll go straight to your own files where you can choose your pictures!

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Old 08-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #8
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That grey box is the circuit breaker box, just like the one in your house. There should be at least one and maybe two breakers in that box, they each have their own switch on the front of them. If you're not seeing this you may need to remove the cover to get to the breakers, and if you're not sure what you are doing then do this with the trailer unplugged. Your Boler should have a light above the sink, that light is A.C. 110 volts and it will only work if you are plugged in.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:57 PM   #9
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Be sure the breakers are in the on position and then check plug end of your power cord. These ends take a beating and on three different RV's, I have had to replace either the ends or the whole cord. My most recent experience is that it was cheaper to purchase the whole cord with the male end attached from Scamp than to try to find repair parts. The bonus with that is the cord is water tight. If you are out of your element working with electricity, I advise hiring an electrician. Good luck!
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Not having a 1300 can not say location of the inverter
1700 has 110v to 12v switch under closet
If battery low then setting 110v needed for any lights

Let us know how you make out on the lights
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