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Old 06-13-2021, 02:37 PM   #1
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Electrical in Storage

I have my coach in storage and have been keeping it plugged into shore power. Recently, after our last trip, the GFI on the plug keeps tripping. I do not see anything different that I have done. Is my unit overloading the circuit? How can I test this. I to do not control the power supply, I am in a rented covered storage unit.
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Could be detecting a fault with something. Turn off all the breakers in the coach then plug in and turn on one breaker at a time and see if it trips on one specific breaker.
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Old 06-13-2021, 05:18 PM   #3
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Did you, by any chance, switch on the electric water heater switch, before you had any water in it, on your last outing ?

If the element overheats, it can cause the GFCI to trip.

A GFCI is not like a regular circuit breaker that trips from to much current.

GFCIs sense a slight current imbalance in the wires that could cause a life threatening shock.
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Old 06-13-2021, 05:21 PM   #4
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You are likely not the only RV on the circuit unless it is your private storage.
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Old 06-13-2021, 08:20 PM   #5
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You are likely not the only RV on the circuit unless it is your private storage.
That won't effect the GFCI tripping on his outlet, unless someone is plugging into it with him.

A non private circuit would be tripping a breaker back in the main panel.
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