Originally Posted by wmtire
It's probably not as bad as you think. You may have fried the electric heating element, but can just run it on propane until that part is fixed.
As far as the house gfci tripping, this is common when plugging an RV into that kind of circuit. It doesn't take much for a gfci to trip.......and the RV's gfci and the house's gfci will fight each other too.
Are you using any kind of extension cord from the RV to the houses GFCI? Also what kind of adapter are you using to convert from the RV to be able to plug into your house gfci?
Thanks for the reply. Is replacing the electric heating element a DIY type of job?
I am using a good quality extension cord. I believe its 50ft 14 gauge, from the work shop GFI which is a 20amp circuit. Goes through a 15a to 30a converter to our 30 amp yellow cable.
So reset the GFCI in the trailer bath, but really didn't help.
Hooking up the heater, a Fahrenheat LFP6152 Portable Electric Hydronic Heater, 750 to 1500-watt
, to the extension cord feeding the trailer by itself, Voltage right at 124v +/- .2v. with no load, full load drops the voltage to 117v, but the house GFCI does not trip.
But putting the heater in the trailer, Voltage is about 123v +/- and I can only turn the load to about to 1/2 power, voltage drops to 118v before the house GFCI trips.
Seems to me that we've got something drawing more current somewhere else in the trailer than before I flipped the switch for the Tank Heaters. Before that I had the heater full power and was working fine.
I'll be calling around this AM talking with the service folks at the local dealerships.
Thanks for the help.