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Old 04-15-2014, 03:23 PM   #1
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I am camping and am having problems common to my GFCI and low 12 volt systems. i am connected to 50 amp service and all my 120 v. systems work except those on the GFCI circuit. Also, my battery is nearly depleted - even though I am plugged in. What's my problem? I am lost. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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I would be checking the converter which charger is built in as well. May be loose wire there at converter. Locate and check take a meter with you.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. When I found the converter, i could not find anything loose. However, it has a 110 plug into a receptical. The receptical has no power. Looks like this runs to it's own 110 breaker which appears to be ok. So now I have a GFCI circuit issue and an issue with this circuit but nothing else. All other 110 things are operating.
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After further troubleshooting, found the right half of the breaker panel was not "hot". This included the GFCI circuit and the converter. Called the campground and they found one leg of the 50 amp service was bad. After their changing the breaker. everything worked. The problem was not my RV but was the campground faulty circuit breaker. I learned a big lesson!
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:51 AM   #5
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Glad that is sorted out.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:14 AM   #6
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:00 AM   #7
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After further troubleshooting, found the right half of the breaker panel was not "hot". This included the GFCI circuit and the converter. Called the campground and they found one leg of the 50 amp service was bad. After their changing the breaker. everything worked. The problem was not my RV but was the campground faulty circuit breaker. I learned a big lesson!
You may want to consider one of these guys for future campground visits.

http://www.amazon.com/TRC-Portable-S...otector+50+amp
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:05 AM   #8
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I carry a Volt/Ohm meter for just this purpose, check the camp ground voltage connection before plugging in...
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:37 AM   #9
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I am installing a hardwired surge protector in mine to detect and hopefully prevent any damage from messed up campground wiring.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have 2 friends that have had issues with power at campgrounds. One of them caused a fire when the pedestal was wired with 220 on one leg.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:15 PM   #10
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I built this tester because of several problems with RV outlets. I try to always remember to test before I plugin. One glance and I KNOW the outlet is okay. My general plan came from this Website.

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