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Old 11-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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AS soon as I plug in trailer gfci pops at power source.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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Cord ran over?
Plug get wet?
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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i remember reading some threads on this where you're not supposed to plug your shore cord into a power source that has a GFI.
i could be wrong but that's what i remember.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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Ya know, I've seen that on here too, but I know how GFCIs work, and I can't see how it could be true.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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You can't put two GFI's on the same circuit.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:29 PM   #6
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AS soon as I plug in trailer gfci pops at power source.
How old is the cord I had the same problem with my old trailer.I came home plug it in the house it work and plug it in my generator and it work. But as soon I plug it in my garage with ground fault and it kick . When I reset it. It was fine but when I move it it kick again.So I was told to change the plug end and I did and it was ok.If they is any cuts in the line it will kick .I hope this helps you
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
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This happens alot when campers are plugged into GFCI's. You can try shutting off circuits in the camper to see if you can isolate the problem. For the long run, think about installling the correct receptacle and circuit for your rig and never have trouble with that again.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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As stated if the outlet you are using is a GFCI then the GFCI outlet in the trailer will usually trip. Try plugging the unit into a different outlet.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #9
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Certain GFCI's test themselves by putting a small current to ground around 5 millivolts which when paired on the same line will see the other GFCI as going to ground and trip them. On my storage unit I have a circuit breaker type that so far works fine with my FIVER but used to plug into house and would trip so more than likely that is your issue.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:01 PM   #10
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I installed a new male end on cord after this issue at a campground with a gfi on the 30amp breaker, then when I got home it started at home. also tried to isolate breakers in trailer gfi pops at house when I turn on converter breaker.
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