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Old 06-11-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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Breaker tripping

I'm trying to temporarily have my '97 Aristocrat connected to an outdoor 110 household style outlet. We can turn the main breaker on inside, but once the "GFI kit" breaker is turned on, it trips. I had it hooked up like this before, and most recently, into the 30 amp outlet... until the RV cord was stolen.

Any ideas? A local RV shop was concerned about the length of the cables (approx 150 ft) from the electric, and said it may damage my converter. That's what I'm concerned about.

Thanks, all fellow RV'ers.

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Old 06-11-2017, 08:18 PM   #2
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It is very likely something plugged into one of the outlets or a bad GFCI. The GFCI works on the principle of measuring the current flow leakage on the neutral compared to the hot. So even "if" the cord was too long, causing voltage drop it would still have equal current flow. This could be one or more little things. At house are you connected into a GFCI there? Is receptacle wired correctly? Are extension cords wired correctly and undamaged? A damaged cord could trip GFCI. Are these #12 awg cords? What are you trying to power up in RV? If you don't need the receptacles, leave that breaker off. Thought here is a GFCI at house, and one at RV (two GFCI's in series) could be part of the problem. GFCI circuits are wired in Series / Parallel. The feed is wired first to GFCI, the GFCI then can supply the load in a branch (split) style circuit.

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Old 06-12-2017, 02:08 AM   #3
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I also wonder how much you are trying to draw from a 110V outlet. Regardless of whether its a GFCI, if you're trying to run the whole RV, and it pulls more than 20A you're not going to stay in service plugged into a 110V outlet.

The one time we were plugged into 120V, we could run the TV and lights...but that was it. Turn on the Microwave, the fridge, any appliance, and "pop" goes the circuit breaker.

Just a thought,

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Old 06-13-2017, 03:50 PM   #4
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check your electric hot water element ....
mine was blown before ( turned water heater on with no water in system )
sends the whole rv into ground fault
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