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Old 08-07-2010, 05:35 PM   #15
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As you can see by my "join date" ....I just joined! We just purchased a 1994 Damon Challenger 5th wheel and already I'm learning alot from reading on this site. I too had a short.Found it while I was underneath the edge opening and shutting the waste valves.Touched my head to the frame and got a nice jolt! Messing around under it again today and touched the frame and got it again. Got to looking at the junction box mounted up on the frame...took the weatherproof cover off and it was full of water(yes water had gotten up to the floor level of the camper.)I let it dry out for awhile and turned the power back on,touched the frame and other metal surfaces and got nothing.I'm surprised everything was working in the camper and didn't have a melt down! Not sure if this would relate to your problem but I thought I'd add it .

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Old 08-07-2010, 07:24 PM   #16
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I am going to start by asking the question nobody else has asked.

That breaker in the house.. Standard or GFCI?

Just like outlets, Circuit breakers come in both standard (Trip on current alone) and GFCI (trip on current imbalance as well) Outlets are standard (NO GFCI) or GFCI (trip on imbalance)

SOME rigs.. the converter, or some other device, will trip a GFCI

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Old 08-11-2010, 06:53 AM   #17
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If the house circuit breaker is a GFI, it will cause a problem as them don't do well in tandem as in a GFI into a GFI.
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Wiring connections have a way of vibrating/shaking loose while our RV is bouncing merrily down the road. With your RV disconnected from shore power, remove the front of the convertor/AC breaker panel and tighten all wire connections, making sure the wire is fully into the connector. I had an intermittent short once, the circuit worked on one trip and didn't on the next. I read of the need to re-tighten connections in the power panel, so I did; eliminated the tripping breaker issue for me. FWIW, about half the connection screws were barely putting pressure on the wire.

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