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Old 11-26-2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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Tripping breaker each time I plug into 110

I have attempted to plug in my new RW (50amp) into a 110 outlet to charge the batteries, but each time I tried to plug it in, it tripped the breaker. I went through checking to ensure everything was off, but each time I plugged it in it trips the breaker. I am thinking that maybe it is the refrigerator that may be causing my problem. I initially was unable to find a way to turn off the frig, but just read of a possible way to do it. I will try this tomorrow and see if this will solve my problem.
Has anyone had this type of problem? If so, what solved it?
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Assuming you are spanking of the breaker on the house providing the circuit to the coach. Drop the main breaker in the coach, still happens? If yes, something before there. If no drop all the circuit breakers, bring the main on, and then each of the circuits until the house breaker trips. Then figure out what on that circuit is causing the problem.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:37 PM   #3
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Your OP says you're plugging in to a 110 outlet. Is that outlet protected by a GFCI? If so, try an unprotected outlet.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have been using a GFI outlet, so I will try that first. Then if that does not resolve the problem I will try going through my breakers.
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Do you have a electric element for the water heater
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GFI outlets are the usual suspects
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Many motor homes will not play nice with a GFCI, Now, GFCI's come in basically two types (Several sub types) one is built into the outlet and this one is NOT a circuit breaker.. The other is a Circuit breaker.. IF you have a circuit breaker with a TEST Button on it, that is a GFCI.

If it is a CIRCUIT breaker only that is tripping (Even if it is a GFCI) try this.

Inside the motor home turn off every breaker save the one for the converter (may be marked conv) and the main breakers. If you can not figure out which one is for the converter go to net method.

Turn off all the branch breakers, Plug a trouble lamp into the same duplex outlet as the motor home and put it where you can see the light.

Turn off all breakers and plug in, SEE THE LIGHT, Good

Turn on Main.> Still light,< GOOD

Turn on some inside lights

One at a time, Turn on the branch breakers, IF the inside lights (12 volt) Brighten, that is the converter,,, If not turn it off and go to the next

IF the trouble light goes out THAT is the problem circuit,

NOTE: many times the 15 amp outlet breaker is shared, and my converter can suck 10 amps or more, all by it self. So if you have other devices on that same circuit,, JOY will not be yours.
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So DANM what's the latest?????
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Believe he said he has a fifth wheel? But lots of good advice above. Are you using the trailer cord and adapter, or an adapter with an extension cord? If it is an extension, might be too light duty.
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Mine would trip because I had forgotten to turn off my A/C at my thermostat. It would trip as it tried to start cooling. Took me a while to figure it out
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