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Old 03-21-2009, 03:51 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by STEWARDORNG View Post
Thanks guys we did change the outlet to a regular one without the gfi everything works just fine. As far as inlaws go i don't know about them staying with me, but if they have to the trailer would be better than in my house!
Is this outlet outside?

If so you need to make sure it is a GFI receptacle or protected by a GFIC Breaker. If you have a non-protected receptacle outside you are in violation of the electrical code and have placed you and others in a possible hazardous situation. The purpose of the GFI receptacle is for the protection which reacts quicker than a standard unprotected receptacle. That's why they are used in bathrooms and garages. Any place where water might come in contact with both elctric and a human needs to be protected by a GFIC. If you have a receptacle outside your trailer or in the kitchen they're on a GFIC. They may not be GFIC Receptacles at every outlet but are protected by one in the line or a GFIC Circuit Breaker.

Get an electrician to run a dedicated circuit for your trailer. The expense is less than someone getting seriously hurt or worse.


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Old 03-21-2009, 10:17 AM   #12
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I love the reply from cfsoistman! I could'nt of said it better myself. If you plug your trailer into a ground fault circuit/plug and it is tripping, you probably have water introduced somewhere in the ciruit. That being possibly in your trailer or right at the plug itself. Sometimes it just has to be damp. I am an electrician by trade.

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