Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A $265 FUSE??!!

Tuesday, Dec. 28 – We left TT Pio Pico today and went to TT Palm Springs where we hoped it would be warmer!! It’s been pretty cold, especially at night. The higher elevations got a lot of snow!!

View of snow capped mountains en route to Palm Springs.

When we arrived at Palm Springs we found a site next to Mark and Chris. As soon as Ken plugged into the 50 Amp electric, I smelled an electrical burning odor! And we lost electric. In a matter of less than 30 minutes, the house batteries had run down and the generator would not start!! Mark and some other Pickleball friends came over to see if they could help Ken figure out the problem, but to no avail.

We went to an RV Service shop nearby. They thought the problem might be the Switch Box where all the electric comes through – 30 Amps, 50 Amps, generator. That made sense, but they could not get to it for a week. That night we ran an extension cord from Mark’s motor home to our Lasko electric heater so we would not freeze overnight!

The next morning we called RV Medic mobile service. Their serviceman came out within an hour. He checked the Switch Box, and this, that and the other. Finally, he determined the problem was a blown fuse in the inverter! He did not have the right size with him, so Ken and I went to Radio Shake in Indio for the fuse. When we returned, the serviceman replaced the blown fuse to the tune of $265!!

We were just glad to have electric again!!

But, we’re not finished yet!! When I started to wash some clothes, the Washer/Dryer was dead as a door knob!! The Splendide representative thinks the power surge may have “fried” the circuit board!! That can’t be good!! We have a call in to the Splendide repairman!! The saga continues!!

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