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Old 06-25-2018, 11:51 AM   #1
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20 amp shore power hook up

2015 dynamic DX3 trying to hook up 110 thru a 20 amp circuit in my storage facility to run my refrigerator . Keeps tripping the breaker. Used to do this with my Isada. Any ideas. Everything else works normal.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:03 PM   #2
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Is the outlet you are hooking into a GFCI?

Many times the GFCI in the rig and the one in the outlet don't play nice with each other.
Eliminate the one by finding a non-GFCI outlet to plug into.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:07 PM   #3
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I would venture to guess that "code" requires receptacles in your storage facility to be GFCI protected much the same as a garage. Like 5picker said, two GFCI's in tandem often don't play well together.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:40 PM   #4
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It is a GFI. I'll try one without.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:49 PM   #5
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Check your breaker that keeps tripping. If it is one of the latest breakers that has an arc detector built into, you may be able to change out the breaker and everything will work fine, even with your GFI receptical.

The arc detecting breakers in my house do not like my coffee pot. Every time the heater cycles the breaker trips. Probably a cheap, arc-producing switch in the coffee pot.
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One other thought, your new rig may be drawing more current to charge batteries, etc. If the GFCI isn't the issue, I'd look to see what other loads are active.
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Old 06-25-2018, 03:46 PM   #7
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One other thought, your new rig may be drawing more current to charge batteries, etc. If the GFCI isn't the issue, I'd look to see what other loads are active.
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I'm with Sam, there may be other things drawing current that you are unaware of. Leave it plugged in with nothing manually turned on for a few hours or overnight then see if refer works. One sneaky item is water heater. You forget it's on until you need it.

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You may be able to get easy access to the reefer power plug by just removing the plastic vent panel on the outside of the RV. You can then unplug it from the RV and run an extension cord direct to the storage facility outlet.
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If you turned on the WH in electric mode ( or it was still on) without being full of water, you could have burned out the element, It can cause a GFCI in the supply line to trip. It only takes a second or two to burn out.
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