I don't know how long it takes to figure out all the little odds-and-ends of a place when you move in. Especially when that place is an RV. But I like to think I have at least a general understanding of my trailer. What things are, what they do, where they're located, and why. Even how to fix things if I need to (basic things), or make improvements where I see fit. But every now and then I'm reminded that there's still something to learn.
The mystery started the very day I moved into the trailer. We were putting the slides out. My living room slide had a plug coming out of it. At first I thought it was power for putting the slide out, as they're electric slides. Nope. Running power to the slide? Nope. Lights worked without it plugged in. So what was this plug for???
I shrugged it off and jammed the cord next to the couch, by where it came out of the wall. Out of sight out of mind, right? Right.
A month or two later I discovered that the outlet on the wall behind my couch didn't work. You see where this is going, don't you? Well, out of sight out of mind. I didn't make the connection. I figured the outlet was bad. Or something. I mean, there was power to the lamp three inches above it! So it should be wired in just fine. But it didn't work. Oh well, there's one on the other side of the couch. No big deal.
Yesterday I fiddled with the outlet a little, to see how it was set up. Pulled the cover off, made no major discoveries as my knowledge of electrical wiring is pretty much non-existant, decided I didn't care again, and went on my way.
Last night, just as I was about to fall asleep, I got it. I almost jumped out of bed. The plug makes the outlet work! But I decided not to get up and check, since I was just about to fall asleep….. But in the morning I tested my theory and indeed it worked.
Mystery solved. It only took me 4.5 months to figure it out…
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