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September 10, 2017
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I left my electric trailer jack on, of course by mistake, after my first trip with my brand new 2018 177se.  The battery was fully charged on Mon.  I hooked it up to my car Wed. and today, Sun. the battery is dead.  I hooked back up to my car and everything works except my microwave and the gfi light is not on on the outlet. I checked all my fuses, pressed the buttons on the outlet but nothing.  After an hour, with my car still running the gauge says the battery is at half.  When I disconnect from my car it says it is empty.  I took the battery out and connected to a charge.

Did the microwave get shorted out?  It should work when connected to the car shouldn’t it?  Dang it, HELP!

September 10, 2017
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You say you checked the fuses but did you reset your breakers? My 177se is older, but has 4 breakers and a main. Reset them all. Also you say the green light is not on the breaker button of the gfi and gfi plugs are required so many feet from water. That said, it would make sense the microwave would be plugged into one also. So, look for an access panel where micro is plugged in or it may have to be moved out to see. Reset your gfi plugs. It may be that simple. Hope this helps and it’s a quick fix.

September 11, 2017
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Hi, 

Thank You. I reset the gfi as well as the breakers.  I am hoping it’s the battery.  If it is the battery I wonder why the electric trailer jack would drain the battery, is it that powerful?

September 11, 2017
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I don’t think it’s a matter of powerful. If you leave your dome light on for a few days your car won’t start. We have a check list of each others jobs, and after its completed we trade and double check each other. No issues so far.

March 26, 2018
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   The microwave is not on the 12volt system. it requires 110 volts AC.

April 3, 2018
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Electrical troubles: Battery has been in a warm storage area off the floor. Every couple of weeks I hooked up a trickle charger. I installed the battery in my 177se and crossed the wires. Realizing the mistake I connected them correctly. The 12v lights all worked fine. I plugged into my house 110 for shore power. For four days the interior lights worked fine. Today, they don’t. I reset all the circuit breakers. The microwave works and the A/C works, but no lights.  1. Would the two 40amp fuses be the reason there are no lights? 2. Shouldn’t the interior lights work on shore power?  3. Should I look somewhere else for a solution?

April 9, 2018
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Lights are 12 volt, battery is charged while plugged into shore power when installed on the camper correctly. You may have shorted the charger. It’s under the fridge 

April 13, 2018
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Thank you perrypridgen. The two 40 amp fuses were blown. Replacing each of them, a 2 dollar fix, allowed the battery to charge on shore power and everything is back to normal.

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