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Old 12-28-2015, 06:59 PM   #1
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'12 36RL 110v wiring/ breakers

When we camped near the end of the season before winterizing, we like to use the 'milk house' style heaters. And frequently tripped breakers. Determined which breakers controlled each recep throughout the unit. Did this about the time I was winterizing also. Wanted to know where I could run the heater and not have her coffee pot tripping breakers, etc. Found out that there is a lot on the GFCI circuit. Seems that Redwood should have split that into 2 circuits or increased to 20 amp instead of just 15 amps. Maybe this will help other RW owners. Possibly other models are wired similar.

My 2012 36RL 110v wiring

On Distribution panel from left to right:

Breaker #1 15A
labeled- Front and ODS (off door side)
Recep right of sofa in rear wall
Recep right of cooktop/range
Recep in Pantry by drawer
Stereo and TV (entertainment center)
Receps by TV (entertainment center)
Refer recep in slide out behind refer for refer and ice maker
Bedroom TV receps and for BluRay and dvd players near tv inside overhead cabinets
Receps above bedroom vanity at left and right ends

Breaker #2 15A
labeled GFCI
Bathroom GFCI
Exterior recep between entry door and basement storage
Basement wall recep for tv
Recep inside Grandpas Tool Shed
Recep in Docking Station/ convenience center
Central VAC recep
Kitchen Island receps
Dishwasher recep

Breaker #3 15A
labeled Ceiling fan
Powers ceiling Fan

Breaker #4 15A
labeled Dryer
Recep at left end of bedroom slide out closet

Breaker #5 15A
labeled Water Heater
Controls Water Heater

Breaker #6 20A
labeled A/C
Controls rear A/C

MAIN 50 amp breakers

Breaker #7 15A
labeled Micro
Microwave recep

Breaker #8 20A
labeled A/C
Controls front A/C

Breaker #9 15A
labeled Living
Receps in Door side slide out (left of dining table and right of recliners)
Recep left of sofa in rear wall

Breaker #10 15A
labeled Washer and Bed
Washer receps above washer plumbing (right end of bed slide out)
Receps on both sides of bed base

Breaker #11 15A
labeled Fireplace
Fireplace Recep

Breaker #12 20A
labeled converter
Converter recep


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Old 12-28-2015, 07:25 PM   #2
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Here is a drawing set for the 36RL as well. The second sheet gives the electrical layout and the panel schedule. It may be outdated, or even a different panel, because it sure isn't close to what you have
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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Brad, agree with your post. Had the pdf already. Seems strange that the receps by the rear sofa run from 2 different breakers. Also the central vac / dirt devil is powered by the gfci circuit, it is behind the distribution panel below the bath deck. But now that I know what runs from what, I can safely run the space heaters and not trip breakers. It took a while to figure it out too. Many trips inside, then back outside to find them all. And of course I will be creating legible labels for both the 12 volt fuses and 110v breakers since it looks like a 5 year old wrote them out while standing on their head. It's a shame they weren't printed professionally. I emailed WFCO ( the distributer of the panel) about obtaining a new label and they said none are available. And they are across town by the Elkhart airport complex. I suppose I could buy a whole new replacement lid, but why bother with the added expense.

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Old 12-28-2015, 09:24 PM   #4
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Many thanks Chris !! And that same 5 year old with the bad writing is still around .........
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:42 PM   #5
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One more note about my distribution center. One of the breakers has 2 wires in one, so it is piggybacked. I don't remember if it is the gfci or which one right off hand. It is one of those on the far left end of ours. We are still getting the freezing rain / ice crap and I am not going to go out to look. Will let you know in the spring I guess.

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Old 12-28-2015, 10:27 PM   #6
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The same 5 year old writing the labels also ran the wires, I'd bet a beer that if there are 2 RWs out there that are wired the same it was totally by accident. Their schematics were used to count how much wire to use & not where to go with it.
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And here I thought all a long they had hired a Retired Doctor to label the Electrical Panel, thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:47 AM   #8
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Just curios Vaughan......just how much would it cost Redwood to hire you to make a sheet of labels to go in each trailer? I can't believe a company like this wouldn't consider spending an additional 3 or 4 dollars and retire the 6 year old with the pen.
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You're right Dave. It would probably run about $4.00 a coach to make up a label strip and do it right. I've got to do the same thing Chris did as I can't read mine either ......
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It would cost more than $4 to have someone rewire them all the same so your labels would work.
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Maybe since they don't know which breakers control what, they just make the labels unreadable.
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I think you nailed right there!
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I don't think it's that they are cheap, I think they just have never got feedback on it, and the guy doing the writing figures nobody cares or noticed. Maybe it's time to take a few pics and send it back to Andy. It would have to cheaper to label them than write them just from a time/labor perspective.

Residential homes are not any better. It's like the last thing to get done, and not the right tools or the right guy to do the job.
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When I read the top of your post, I thought "I really should do this so I have that info for my '12RL". Then I scrolled down and you had listed all your findings! Thank for sharing this. Saved me a lot of effort.
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Here is what my 110v breakers and fuse labeling look like. Definitely not 'Cherrie Fox' who records the weights. Her penmanship is worlds ahead of this. I do plan on having everything relabeled and mapped out before we use the RW again in the spring. Wake up Redwood!!!

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I wish I could find that picture of mine - they are totally illegible.
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Your breakers look great, fuses not so much, but I would be happy if any of mine were as legible as your fuses & not in some sort of idiots short hand.
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+2 Danny, compared to Chris's mine look like they were written in a combination of Chinese and Shorthand. It's on my list to do, just haven't made it down that far yet. I'll probably get the coach ALL sorted out and just the way we want it and then ...........
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any one have the drawings for a 2012 36 re?

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any one have the drawings for a 2012 36 re?

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The Library has plans for a 36RL. Don't know if that will help.
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