Hi Randy! Hope you can help. We have a 2002 Fleetwood Bounder RV. Problem is th

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    DbuckleyRposted 6 years ago

    Hi Randy!

    Hope you can help. We have a 2002 Fleetwood Bounder RV. Problem is that we lose ac

    power when the air conditioner units have been running for awhile. The main power box gets extremely hot. (PowerTek, elecrtical distribution center). My husband replaced the ECC bd., no luck. When he opened the panel, power came back on. When he went to close it, we lost power again. We feel at this point it is a short somewhere or maybe the circuit breakers. Also, when the ac units are running the heater will start without being turned on. We are currently living in the rv. Please help. Thank you.

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    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    There should be a breaker which controls the heater unless you are referring to a rooftop A/C with a heat strip.  You speak of A/C units-plural?  If you have more than one A/C unit you will need a 50 amp supply to run both units plus anything else electrical in the RV.

    Since you do not say whether you are familiar with using a digital multi-meter, I hesitate to give you info on checking the breakers in your panel box.

    I would check all of the breakers in the panel with a multi-meter plus the other connections in the panel box to begin with,  That is, if you are sure you have a 50 amp supply.

    Sorry i cannot be more specific as you give me very little to go on in the way of info.

 
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