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Old 09-26-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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we are having an issue with breakers tripping and getting hot. the unit is an all american sport by forest river- toy hauler. We have been to this same mx track before (not exact same spot) and not had any trouble. Lately this seems to be happening with generator or shore power. Any info appreciated.
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we are having an issue with breakers tripping and getting hot. the unit is an all american sport by forest river- toy hauler. We have been to this same mx track before (not exact same spot) and not had any trouble. Lately this seems to be happening with generator or shore power. Any info appreciated.
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Low voltage from shore. Have you checked?

Bad circuit breaker, probably not if multiple breakers but possible.

Bad contact between the wiring to the buss bar or buss bar and circuit breakers. Pull them and check the connections. Everything, buss bar, breaker contacts, wire, needs to be clean and tight.
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thanks for info, did not check voltage on the particular site unit was in( the unit is actually my cousins), but where i was plugged in with a with a built in monnitering system the voltage on line 1 was 114-119 and line 2 was 129. Their unit is a 30 amp rig but can you just put a 30-50 amp adapter at the end of their 30 amp cord to plug up to 50 amp shore power to get enough power. I'm not positive but I don't think they've ever been able to have the a/c on at the same time as running the micro.
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Being unable to operate the A/C and Microwave at the same time is usual for 30A circuits, especially if you have anything else drawing 120VAC. Do as Argosy said, check every connection, making sure it is tight. If you were checking voltage at the 50A receptacle, and each hot wire read as you posted, the CG has an imbalance in their wiring system that should be investigated. Of course you know the 30A adapter is drawing electricity from only one of those hot legs. Come to think of it- if all are using 30A adapters, one 50A hot leg will be unused, making it read higher.
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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 2racer:
Their unit is a 30 amp rig but can you just put a 30-50 amp adapter at the end of their 30 amp cord to plug up to 50 amp shore power to get enough power. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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