Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: Nr Yeovil, Somerset, England
My Motorhome: I drive... Rapido 710F
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Odd Electrical Blackout
Hi. We have a 2002 Rapido 710F. After a six hour drive last Tuesday we arrived at our overnight campsite stop later than we had planned at 5pm so dark, drove onto our pitch and switched off the engine. Was switching the domestic lights on when suddenly we had a blackout, the entire domestic board was dead.
Dumbfounded, we were stuck for what to do, but we did need the loo as did our dog, so we satisfied the dog and checked out the toilet block.
On walking back to the campingcar we were very surprised to see all the lights back on. Got inside and it was though nothing had happened, all domestic electrics were working normally.
So what was going on, why did we have a blackout and how did it reset? The only thing I can think is that there is some trip - not mentioned anywhere in the manual - that tripped and then auto reset.
We did have the engine heater heating the whole vehicle up for the six hour trip, and most unusually for me I did leave the domestic electrics on for the drive which I don't normally do.
Anyone have any bright ideas what went on?