Our electric into the Scamp
stopped working while we were traveling this week. We were in 98 degree weather and needed the air conditioner. At the first stop when the air conditioner would not work, my wife looked at the breaker box and one was thrown. She flipped back ON and it started to work again. However, she did not turn it to OFF before pushing it to ON. It did not stay up on the ON position, but the air conditioner and light
worked. At the second stop, it would not start again; she checked the breaker switches and pushed it to ON but it did not help. I turned them both to OFF then ON, but nothing helped. I am not sure if not turning the Breaker Switches all the way to OFF before switching them to ON would have an impact on them or not? It did get the air conditioner to work at the first stop. Also while hooked into shore power, I started the micowave while the air conditioner was working. But it was too much for the system and the micowave started to run sluggishly. I quickly turned it off.
I have turned the breaker switches off and on, several times, but still no power. The a/c powered light
will not work as well as the air conditioner. A hair dryer plugged into the generator
will work. A tooth brush charger plugged into the trailer did not show it was charging. I have plugged the shore cord into 30 amp box and no power inside the trailer as well.
I will see if I can get replacement breaker switches to see if this is the cause of the problem. Besides me in the first place.
I have just been informed that the problem could have been caused by low voltage due to not unplugging the shore line from the generator
. It seems I have been doing some very serious No, Nos. I have not been unplugging the cord from the Honda before shutting it down and often I have plugged the cord into the generator
or leaving it plugged in before starting it. I have heard that low voltage is worse than high.
Question: What are your opinions on all this.