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Old 02-23-2015, 04:28 PM   #1
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Anybody out there with electrical background

We have a 2008 36' MDDS Alpine Coach. When I plug the Motor Home into a exterior GFI 15 amp circuit with everything off inside the motor home it pops the GFI. I can plug it inside the house into 20 amp circuit and the system works fine pulling very low amps. Any ideas?
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We have a 2008 36' MDDS Alpine Coach. When I plug the Motor Home into a exterior GFI 15 amp circuit with everything off inside the motor home it pops the GFI. I can plug it inside the house into 20 amp circuit and the system works fine pulling very low amps. Any ideas?
RV's don't seem to like being plugged into a GFCI outlet........here is some reading for you to look at https://www.google.com/search?q=gfi+...+site:irv2.com I just use a regular outlet, works fine. The GFCI is designed to read a ever so slight inbalance between the neutral and the hot, then they trip. Works well if you have a drill plugged in and working outdoors to protect you from shock , but no need to plug a RV into one.......
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15 amps on a GFI for the motorhome will almost aways trip the GFI. You have a lot to run on 15 amps. The battery charger/inverter, microwave, refrigerator, entertainment center etc. Even if nothing is on there's a lot of 120v systems that automatically come on when first plugged in. Anyone of them could trip the GFI.
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