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Old 08-04-2015, 06:58 AM   #11
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:18 AM   #12
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I have used a 20 amp GFCI from my garage with no problems in the past. It was said earlier to turn off all the breakers and turn them on one by one. If the GFCI trips when one circuit is turned on the that circuit has a problem. Then unplug every appliance on that circuit. Then if it stays on, check every appliance one at a time to see anything trips it. Sometimes an appliance has a problem in it that will trip it off. But if the circuit it trips before anything is plugged then it could be in the TT wiring. The GFCI doesn't trip from an overload but trips when the ground senses any power crossing to it.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:42 PM   #13
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we had a similar issue with our storage area last year - the GFCI would trip about 1x per week, with no rhyme or reason.

We tried everything suggested on this site (turn everything off, unplug the circuits 1x1) and it was still tripping - then the GFCI wouldn't work at all, so the the storage area owner replaced it.

Guess what? Hasn't tripped once since. Try replacing the GFCI receptacle, sometimes they get a little fussy (or so I was told)

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Old 08-04-2015, 01:46 PM   #14
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I have used a 20 amp GFCI from my garage with no problems in the past. It was said earlier to turn off all the breakers and turn them on one by one. If the GFCI trips when one circuit is turned on the that circuit has a problem. Then unplug every appliance on that circuit. Then if it stays on, check every appliance one at a time to see anything trips it. Sometimes an appliance has a problem in it that will trip it off. But if the circuit it trips before anything is plugged then it could be in the TT wiring. The GFCI doesn't trip from an overload but trips when the ground senses any power crossing to it.
A burned out water heater element will trip the house GFCI even if the breaker is off.
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:34 PM   #15
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I too had that problem with a 2005 Escapade (Jayco "C"), tripping the GFI breaker whenever I visited my son's home. Also chalked it up to just being an RV as I had several years of no problem with circuits at the camp grounds - until I visited a park in New Mexico that actually had a 30A GFI service, and it tripped. Long story short, took it to an independent RV shop and they found a ground to neutral short at the AC wiring. No problems after that. So my conclusion, if you are tripping the GFI, you have a problem that needs to be fixed.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:29 AM   #16
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What Flybob said !!!
We ran our 2003 Flagstaff in the north woods of a GFI for years,,, that was code,,, County made us put one in when we got the power pole !!!
I did have to replace it twice,,, not sure why,,, but we would go up in the spring and it would blow ??? I also believe like any breaker after it has tripped several times they get weak !!! My plan was to install a regular outlet,,, but GFI worked for several years after I replace it the last time !!!
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:18 AM   #17
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Same Problem

I had the same problem and found that I had a bad power cord after they did about ten other "fixes". Draining the battery is the best indication of a wiring problem. Using a non-GFI receptacle is not the solution...guaranteed.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:20 AM   #18
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:47 AM   #19
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I am fairly certain you can not plug a camper into GFI. The camper does not have an earth ground. Think about it. Where does the neutral come from, it comes from the ground bar witch goes to earth ground. Plugging the camper int a GFI without the earth ground causes an imbalance tripping the breaker. Plugging into a standard receptacle gives the camper an earth ground allowing the GFIs to work in the camper.
I have my 5er plugged into a 20 amp GFI at my house all the time and do not have any problems. It is a 30 amp circuit so I use a plug adapter to hook up to the 20 amp GFI. And yes, the GFI works. Because it is an outside circuit I test it about once a month. Couple of months back we had a bad electrical storm and it was tripped.

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A burned out water heater element will trip the house GFCI even if the breaker is off.
It should not trip the GFCI if the breaker to the water heater is off. The breaker opens the circuit so there should be nothing going to the water heater at all. If it is tripping the GFCI with the water heater breaker off, you might have a bad breaker.
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