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Old 12-22-2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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A ? about our '95 Bounder 35 UWB. The outlet plug in the bathroom up next to the mirror, under the cabinet, is one of those safety outlets that have the 'trip' feature. If that 'trips out' we also lose power to the outlets under the bed, the outlet on the underside of the cabinet above the dining table, and the two outlets outside in front of each drive axle. Is this wired proper? should all that draw be going thru that one little breaker on that bathroom outlet?
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That is the way they are wired, I don't know the why's but the newer ones are the same way, some kind of safety issue I would guess.
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You mention the two receptacles outside by the drive axles. That being the case they need to be GFI protected being they are out side. The receptacles inside other than the one in the bathroom do not need to be protected but for ease of installation for running the wire for that circuit that is how they did it. Until you mentioned the outside receptacles I was going to say turn off the power to the bathroom receptacle and move the load side conductors to the line side and that would have been the only receptacle being GFI protected. As I said though unfortunately you can't do that.
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You mention the two receptacles outside by the drive axles. That being the case they need to be GFI protected being they are out side. The receptacles inside other than the one in the bathroom do not need to be protected but for ease of installation for running the wire for that circuit that is how they did it. Until you mentioned the outside receptacles I was going to say turn off the power to the bathroom receptacle and move the load side conductors to the line side and that would have been the only receptacle being GFI protected. As I said though unfortunately you can't do that.
The circuit in question is called the "GFI circuit", The outlet in the bath is the first one on the circuit. It is called a GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter) outlet. It is a specially designed outlet to protect bodily injury from electric shock from electrocution involving WATER. Any outlet within 6' of any water source will be on this circuit. Bath, kitchen counter, outside, outside storage area. they are all daisy-chained. They are is all residential/commercial construction and RV's and mobile homes.

This requirement is per the National Electric Code and not for ease of wiring by the manufacturer.
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A ? about our '95 Bounder 35 UWB. The outlet plug in the bathroom up next to the mirror, under the cabinet, is one of those safety outlets that have the 'trip' feature. If that 'trips out' we also lose power to the outlets under the bed, the outlet on the underside of the cabinet above the dining table, and the two outlets outside in front of each drive axle. Is this wired proper? should all that draw be going thru that one little breaker on that bathroom outlet?
They could have put in a separate one in each location, but that would have cost money and money is what it's all about, so no one does that, when all you have to do, is use one and wire all the others off the load side of the first.
This way, when the GFI goes out, you lose them all, until you replace it.
Now, one can always buy one for every location and rewire the line sides, in parallel. Again, who bothers, with doing that?
With your other question, these outlet's, just like your home have so many in a string and have a breaker to protect the wire size, so unless the current draw is exceeded, no tripping of the breaker occurs. Whether the outlet is a GFI or not, makes not a difference.
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