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Old 04-27-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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Cool Had Power - Lost Power

Just hooked up my 5th wheel to the house to check things out before our first camping trip.
Turned on the A/C and it ran for about 5 seconds and then I lost all power to the trailer. Checked the breakers and non were tripped. Checked the one ground fault I could find and it wasn't tripped. I tried to test it and it wouldn't do anything, I could not get it to trip.
Anyone have any other suggestions.

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Old 04-27-2015, 06:59 PM   #2
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See if you can check where the main cable hooks into your trailer breaker box maybe loose lug
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:02 PM   #3
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What type of outlet did you plug it into regular or GFCI?
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:11 PM   #4
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I used my trailer power cord and plugged into an outlet on the side of my house, not GFCI, just a normal socket.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:18 PM   #5
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You probably tripped the house breaker. These are usually only rated for 15 amps, and your air-conditioner can use more than that(along with the other things in your RV also on at the same time)....and this doesn't count anything else in your house that may be on the same circuit.

It's usually not advised to ever run a RV air conditioner when plugged into a 15 amp circuit.

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http://rvservices.koa.com/rvinformat...lectricity.asp
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Did you turn off the A/C before resetting?

If not recheck.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:20 PM   #7
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Check the breakers in the house? Our Fifth wheel will not run A/C from house but will run all else - too much stuff on current breaker and don't want to upgrade our box.


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Old 04-27-2015, 08:51 PM   #8
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Got good advice

DJ3Spots and wmtire were right. I tripped a ground fault in my house and it cut the power to the trailer.
Thanks to everyone for the help. That is what I like about these forums...someone always knows the answer.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:12 PM   #9
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Hi you should not run ac on 15 amp plug from the house or camp ground. The plug can't provide the needed amps to run the ac which will cause a voltage drop to the tt. This could damage any of the 110 volt power supplied components that are turned on when you run the power hog air conditioning unit on the roof. May also be a potential cause of an electrical fire.

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X2 with what Tim said. Last summer ran the ac while loading for a trip and it melted the 30 to 15 amp adapter and melted both ends of the extension cord also. It was lucky nothing caught fire
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