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Old 06-29-2015, 09:44 PM   #1
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I have a 2013 360PDEK SIERRA when at home I cannot plug into 30 amp with the slide outs in, if I extend the slide outs then plug in all is good but if I retract slide outs and try to just plug in to keep fridge cold it will trip breaker. Any suggestion or am I doing something wrong? Thanks
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:51 PM   #2
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Is this just at home?
What about at campgrounds?
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:19 PM   #3
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That's an unusual issue. What breaker blows - the one in the house? Wonder if maybe there is a bare wire that gets pinched or contacts the frame when the slides are in causing a short. Just a wild guess...
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I would leave all slides out, plug in and move one slide in at a time until something gives, would be my first thought, then start checking under that slide for pinched wires.
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:37 PM   #5
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Is this just at home?
What about at campgrounds?
I haven't tried it at campground I usually put the slides out and then plug in I will try this weekend. Thanks
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That's an unusual issue. What breaker blows - the one in the house? Wonder if maybe there is a bare wire that gets pinched or contacts the frame when the slides are in causing a short. Just a wild guess...
It usually kicks the gfi in my garage thought maybe it was just that GFI but I tried plugging in on another same thing
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Thanks. I will try this when I get home again thanks for the suggestion
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It usually kicks the gfi in my garage thought maybe it was just that GFI but I tried plugging in on another same thing
Might also want to try plugging into an outlet that is not gfi protected. Even if its not the gfi plug, if its on the same circuit it may also be protected. Plugging the camper into a gfi protected outlet can cause breaker issues. Might have to run the cord into the house for a test, but if you don't have the issue at the cg, I would try that.
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Thanks to all that gave advice. I was able to locate and repair the problem. There was a wire being pinched by one of the slide outs and upon close inspection the problem was very visible. It has been repaired off to the lake. Thanks
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