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Old 09-28-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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HELP- I have no electric

I washed my trailer today for one last outing. Everything worked prior to the wash. I have no electric in the trailer. The GFI on the pole where it is plugged in keeps popping. Tried another outlet, same result. The cord from the outlet to trailer works. The light indicating electric is on. When I attach it to the trailer, the GFI pops. I tried switching all the breakers inside. The moment the top "30" Main breakers is switched, the GFI pops. I have the frig running on gas right now with no problem. I did not spray any water directly in any of the vents. The amount of water that was used was probably no more than a good rain. Anyone have any other suggestions. I am electrically challenged so I would not be up to removing any special panels. Thanks
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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It takes very little water to trip a GFI.

The power cord on your trailer or the plug in has gotten wet.

Your best bet would be to blow out the plug ends with compressed air and try to get it dried out.
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Thanks for the input. I have taken the power cord off the side of the trailer hoping that might have gotten a little water inside. Hopefully it will dry any moisture and I will be back in business. I also have the frig on propane hoping that if there was moisture in there, it will dry out. I will let everything dry out overnight. If I don't have electric by tomorrow, on to plan B. I will need some help with Plan B since I know very little about electricity.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:12 PM   #4
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Would I be correct to think any water that might have gotten in the clearance lights or scare lights would not be causing my electric problem since the switches to the scare lights are off and the clearance lights are not on?
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:22 PM   #5
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Scare Lights are 12 V and are not on a GFCI circuit.

I would grab a hair dryer and dry the twist lock connector on the trailer and cord end. The other place to check is the fridge access cover. The AC connector is on the bottom of the fridge as well the AC plug for the fridge itself. Third place is the outdoor outlet, just dry it in case and finally the Hot water on/off switch, might be wet. This ia small rocker switch usually black in colour near the bottom of the heater.

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Old 09-28-2014, 08:33 PM   #6
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Do you have ground fault at the house if so try finding a outlet without it like a generator.When that happen to me on my old trailer I was told to change the plug end bc I might have a crack in it and I did and it fix the problem
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Just by chance did the water get into the outside outlet because it is tied to the gf outlets inside on mine and that would kill the outlets. Take an air hose with a blow tool on it and blow air into the outside outlet and in the shore power outlet. This should dry things out then ck and see if it worked.
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I am not sure what got wet. The gfi trips on the outlet where I draw the power for the trailer. The moment I reset the plug it trips again. This leads me to think something in the trailer is shorting
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BillyBass- Do I understand you correctly, Try another plug to power the trailer. I tried another outlet off the house and it also tripped the GFI immediately. If I unhook the power cord from the trailer and have that plugged into the house, it did not trip. This again leads me to the trailer being the problem, not my power cord or the outlet in garage or house.
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B and B- Thanks for the suggestions. I will try that tomorrow if the problem has not resolved itself by drying overnight. The frig and hot water were also my possible thoughts. I just was not sure if water in their wiring would cause a short to blow the gfi on the garage.
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