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Old 02-24-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Tripping breaker at power source

We keep tripping the main 50 amp breaker on the power post. Coach will switch over on auto gen. I have reset the breaker and it will stay on for a few minutes and then trips again. We haven't been running any thing in the coach that we haven't run in the past. Any idea if it's something with the coach or if the problem is the main break on the power post?

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Old 02-24-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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Have you enough power cable to reach to an adjacent site's power post? If so try it there and see if the probems persists or not.

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Old 02-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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Probably a bad breaker on the power post. Do you have an EMS in the coach that tells you how many amps you're pulling?
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
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As new as your Coach is and the fact that your Genset will operat ok without tripping it's main breaker I would tend to think there is a problem with the 50 amp. on the post. Can you have somone watch your panel to watch the amp. draw if any before it trips just to see what the amp. draw is at the time that it trips, then tell the owner.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:33 PM   #5
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Hello, I am camped right now. Had the identical problem two days ago. Checked my EMS, 34 amps but the breaker kept tripping. They get old and will not hold the voltage, when the park removed the breaker it was extremely warm. Solution, installed a new 50 amp problem solved. Bet yours will be to!
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Feel the face of the breaker panel. If it is more than a little warm, you have a bad breaker or a bad connection. If your power plug is hot, unplug it and get to a site with a good power pedestal.

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:46 AM   #7
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We switched to another 50 amp outlet on the power post. All seems good as we have not tripped that breaker. Looks like it was a bad break on one side of the post. Thanks for all your replays.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:54 PM   #8
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Insist the CG owner gets it fixed, or at least tag it.

It can cause real damage to someones unit and it is a fire hazard

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