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Old 04-06-2011, 04:42 PM   #1
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Travel trailer keep blowing house outlet

Hi there. I am looking for some help. We recently purchased a new travel trailer and have it plugged into the house outlet. After awhile the house outlet pops and we lose power to the camper. We have unplugged everything in the TT and it is still blowing. Does anyone have any ideas why this keeps happening? And the heat air refridge and microwave are off. Thanks a bunch in advance for all your great knowledge!

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Old 04-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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What size breaker is is that is tripping ? Are you using extension cords , if so so what size and how long? Also if your batteries are discharged or bad/weak your converter is charging at bulk mode and assuming you have a 45 amp converter for example you could be pulling over 15 amps

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We are using a 110 outlet and the extension cord is 50 ft. We aren't blowing a breaker just popping the gfi. The battery says it is full and the TT is brand new. Sooooooo I'm hoping it is not the battery. Eeek I hope it isn't the battery.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:05 PM   #4
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If its a 20 amp breaker be sure to use a 12 gauge extension cord. If it continues to blow breakers you have to find out why. Flip the house breaker back on with rv disconnected. Go into the rv and flip off all breakers. Reconnect power cord and turn on main breakers in rv but no branch circuit breakers. Continue to flip on branch circuit breakers in your rv one at a time starting with your converter circuit untill the circuit in the house blows again. Or, if you have a amp meter, measure each branch circuit amp draw until you find whats drawing so much current.
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p.s. check all connections between house breaker and rv. The power feed to the outlet, the outlet itself, the drop cord, and all rv breaker connections.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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Use the shortest cord you can also try changing your extension cord out for a different one if you have access to one if there was an actual ground fault problem it would most likely trip right away but killing all breakers in the trailer is definately a good way to isolate the issue
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