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Old 09-26-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
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I got tired of my GFI needing to be reset as it
seemingly was super sensitive and perhaps defective.

When it shut off, I wasn't charging the batteries
and for what ever reason, my compressor motor
would not run properly when I used any of the
GFI outlets.

I also threw the GFI when I ran the vacuum
outside the rig on a foggy day. I guess there
was too much humidity in the air

I replaced the GFI in with a high quality commercial
grade outlet and now the compressor works fine.

I know the manufacturer has to go with GFI for code,
but I can't think of any dumb *** things we
might do in the rig to electrocute ourselves.
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I got tired of my GFI needing to be reset as it
seemingly was super sensitive and perhaps defective.

When it shut off, I wasn't charging the batteries
and for what ever reason, my compressor motor
would not run properly when I used any of the
GFI outlets.

I also threw the GFI when I ran the vacuum
outside the rig on a foggy day. I guess there
was too much humidity in the air

I replaced the GFI in with a high quality commercial
grade outlet and now the compressor works fine.

I know the manufacturer has to go with GFI for code,
but I can't think of any dumb *** things we
might do in the rig to electrocute ourselves.
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Old 09-26-2005, 01:36 PM   #3
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The wiring in your rig takes a big beating from vibration going down the road. You may be hurting yourself or at least exposing to a big risk.

Why not just add another outlet to run the bigger items on? Turn off the breaker when not needed, and put the GFCI back?
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:07 PM   #4
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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 charliez:
The wiring in your rig takes a big beating from vibration going down the road. You may be hurting yourself or at least exposing to a big risk.

Why not just add another outlet to run the bigger items on? Turn off the breaker when not needed, and put the GFCI back? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Charliez..... what would you say is a "big risk"?
Other than Lady Di washing dishes and having
the toaster fall into the sink.......

Amazingly, it seems that almost all the outlets,
the converter, the Lav and refrigerator are
all on the GFI....... I'm not about to
rewire the entire system.

Removing the GFI was the most reasonable
solution. I agree it will be prudent not
to try to run an extention cord when it's
raining or the when tide comes up........
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Howie:

I've had the same thing happen- that darn GFI is worse than a female jacka$$ in heat...finicky as all getout...and for no apparent reason. Until it happened for, like, the fourteenth-millionth time, we just got used to pushing the reset switch. The CO2 sensor is a running a close second to being just as obnoxious.

But I do have to admit- it's not the best thing to unhook- unless Lady Di has a propensity of knocking the toaster or the waffle iron in the sink, plugging in the hottub out on porch in the pouring rain, or using a hairdryer in the shower- there's just some piddily stuff you gotta live with (you know...like underwear draped over the bathroom sink in the morning when you just gotta get the crud outta your teeth the next morning ).

Now that said...there's got to be a better solution...6 foot stake in the ground?

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