Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-18-2006, 05:40 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2
I am trying to use our house plug-in, it's sitting outside while we get ready for our main trip, and each time I attach the cable to any of our house outlets it blows my houses circuit breaker.
I have 2 12 volt batteries and have not had any problems before.
Suggestions/help would be appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Schofie is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-18-2006, 05:40 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2
I am trying to use our house plug-in, it's sitting outside while we get ready for our main trip, and each time I attach the cable to any of our house outlets it blows my houses circuit breaker.
I have 2 12 volt batteries and have not had any problems before.
Suggestions/help would be appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Schofie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 06:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
DavidMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: On-The-Road
Posts: 134
Off hand, this sounds like something "big" is still turned on inside the RV (perhaps the air-conditioner).

You could try isolating it by turning off all the circuit-breakers inside the RV; plug in the RV to the house outlet; then turn on one-at-a-time the inside-the-RV breakers until the house breaker trips.

I am assuming you are connecting to a 120-volt probably 20-amp outlet circuit in the house. You could also try something simple (like a light or power-drill) plugged into the house outlet just to be certain it is "happy" with 'regular' things.

PS: Welcome to iRV2 !!
__________________
David

My signature used to include a link to my personal web-site - - - however:
DavidMc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 07:49 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Brentwood,CA
Posts: 154
Schofie,
Welcome to irv2
The advice from DavidMc is good. One thing I sometimes forget is the fridge, ours is automatic and switches to electric when plugged in, if we then turn on the air conditioner it will trip the breaker on the 15 amp house circiut. Another thought; if the batteries are low the converter will draw quite a few amps trying to charge them up, probably not enough to trip the breaker by itself but if something else is on it may contribute to the problem.
Loren
__________________
'97 Bounder, 32H, Chevy 454; ipd, Bilsteins, Air Lift, Banks, Hendersons, Solar.
Loren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 08:38 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Frank P. Martin's Avatar
 
Pond Piggies Club
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Fayette Ridges of PA, USA
Posts: 998
Another "Big Draw" item...

If you have an electric hot water tank, check to ensure it's turned off.
__________________
2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD | Crew Cab | Standard Box | 4WD | Duramax/Allison
2000 Jayco Eagle 266 | FBS | TT
1986 Coleman Laramie pop-up -- Still in the family!!!
Frank P. Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electrical problem, Help! Slowgo Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 6 10-14-2008 04:59 PM
Can you help with this electrical problem Sundog Newmar Owner's Forum 27 08-08-2008 05:14 PM
Electrical Problem Nancy4824 Travel Trailer Discussion 4 07-22-2008 05:15 PM
Electrical Problem sadecoco Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 5 06-15-2007 12:17 AM
Can you help with this electrical problem RV Systems & Appliances 27 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.