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Old 01-02-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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OK here is my dumb question. I had a brother come into town and didnt feel like using propane to heat so I plugged in a 1500watt heater in the front and one in the bedroom and when I went out later both were off and no power to any outlet in the RV. Both GFI's dont seem to want to reset. I checked the GFI breakers under the fridge and both were still ON. Even after resetting those they didnt work. Anyone have any experience they would admit to that compares to mine

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Old 01-02-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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OK here is my dumb question. I had a brother come into town and didnt feel like using propane to heat so I plugged in a 1500watt heater in the front and one in the bedroom and when I went out later both were off and no power to any outlet in the RV. Both GFI's dont seem to want to reset. I checked the GFI breakers under the fridge and both were still ON. Even after resetting those they didnt work. Anyone have any experience they would admit to that compares to mine

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Old 01-02-2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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Well running 2 1500 watt heaters is NOT a thing you should doing, as you well know now. Make sure you unplug both heaters and try resetting the GFI circuits again. Also pull the fuses and use a meter to check them because we all know that the idiot lights are just that, they make us look like idiots because we didn't actually check them.
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:26 AM   #4
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Gewl,
Already unplugged the heaters, checked the fuse switch, pulled the fuses to all others and tried to reset the GFI's. It was dark outside so I will try and find another fuse panel somewhere else (dont think there is one) or replace the GFI's (hard to believe that both plugs are bad). Yes it was dumb but I figured since I was on external AC that if it was too much load it would blow the switch either at the trailer or inside the house. Only half to do it once to learn a lesson.
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Old 01-03-2006, 07:00 PM   #5
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Well checked the fuse panel today in the daylight and wallah. The main breaker looked like it was OK but was actually just blown. Reset the fuse and the GFI and all is OK. Good lesson learned. Thanks for the input
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Old 01-03-2006, 07:34 PM   #6
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A 1500 watt heater will pull about 12.5 amps, so two woild be 25 amps which in under your 30 amp service. Now if you trialer is protected with a 15 amp internalbreaker on one circuit and you pupt both on the one circuit...it will trip.

I run two on mine, on opposite ends of the trailer and on two different circuits all of the time.

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If you have a large inverter/charger check the circuit breaker on it.
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Same as TXiceman here, I use two units but they are on opp sides of the unit and one at the front the other at the back. Even works on most state park electric services.

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With 50 amp shore power, we have no problem running 2 ceramic heaters - as long as they are on separate circuit breakers in the RV's power distribution panel.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV Wizard:
If you have a large inverter/charger check the circuit breaker on it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi, where can you reset the inverterr? We have a 40 ft RV Hoilday Rambler and we blew some of are plugs not all? Thanks
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Hi Gary&Debbie...
Your inverter is probably in the far back passenger storage bay. Look at the photo below. You will see two buttons that has a "20" on them.
Push those buttons in and you will be all set!



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gary&Debbie...
I apologize for not welcoming you! I don't usually venture in the travel trailer forum too often...but for some reason I did.

I want to invite you to introduce yourselves at the New Member Check-In and also join in at the Monaco Forum (Actually if you go there and post on the "Calling all Monaco Owners" thread...it will cross over into the new member area.)
Anyway... I apologize for not welcoming you to what I think is the friendliest RV forum around!
I hope you join us at the Monaco Forum and ask for some "Karma Please"...we hope to read more of your posts and be of any assistance that we can!


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