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Old 06-25-2014, 05:23 PM   #11
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Only thing I couldn't rule out was the 50 amp cord. Everything between that and exterior plug is fine.


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Old 08-01-2014, 08:52 PM   #12
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So I took my coach to the dealer today and described my problem. He said he thinks the owners manual indicates not connecting to 20 amp. I haven't looked, but I think that is BS. I've owned 6 RV's, 30 or 50 amp. Never had a problem connecting to GFI outlet. In this case, nothing in my coach is running and I can't even turn on the main without tripping the GFI. His advice was to replace the GFI with a non GFI. Sounds pretty stupid to me.


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Old 08-02-2014, 11:32 AM   #13
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I have a main breaker. As soon as I turn that one on, GFI trips. I used different adapters and extension cord and get the same result. So appears something haywire with my motor home!


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Did you turn off all of the sub breakers before you turn on the main breaker?
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Did you turn off all of the sub breakers before you turn on the main breaker?

Yes.


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Old 08-02-2014, 12:43 PM   #15
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Have you tried with the generator running?

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Old 08-02-2014, 01:39 PM   #16
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Have you tried with the generator running?

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Guess I don't understand how running the generator at the same time I'm connected to GFI shore power would give me any answers.


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Old 08-02-2014, 02:42 PM   #17
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If running the genny with shore power disconnected would tell you if the problem is in the coach or the cable/shore power.

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Old 08-02-2014, 02:44 PM   #18
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For ease of packing, when I'm getting ready to go on a trip, I pull my motorhome out of my garage in my back yard and pull it into my driveway at the front of the house. In the past, I run power to it off a 20 amp outlet. Today, when I connected to power, it trips the GFI to the outlets outside my house. I tried 2 different circuits, same result. Has worked just fine in the past. Works fine when connected to 30 amps in storage. Help!


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Make sure you are using 3 prong 20amp extension cord. If it still happens then you likely have a faulty ground connection in the main RV electrical panel or reversed polarity.


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Make sure you are using 3 prong 20amp extension cord. If it still happens then you likely have a faulty ground connection in the main RV electrical panel or reversed polarity.


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Used good quality extension cords and adapters. Tried it on 3 different GFI circuits. No reversed polarity on any outlet based on my surge protector read. It has to be something internal.


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Old 08-02-2014, 02:52 PM   #20
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Bad main breaker in the RV would be my thought.



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