Originally Posted by Nammy
Well... I have had an issue with a tripped breaker already and not sure why. Plugged the cord into garage power first. When power cord was connected to trailer sparks flew and breaker tripped. ???
I hope you did not plug it into a 220 dryer outlet.
If so, I am so sorry; the news for you is not good.
A 30 amp camper is not 220 (even though it "looks" like it should be) but 110 volts.
Also NEVER (need to repeat this - NEVER) plug your camper into an energized circuit. Turn off the breaker at the pedestal before you connect the camper. If you left the Air Conditioner switch on when you plug in you will get a HUGE arc that will destroy your camper socket and power cord.
If there is no circuit breaker at the pedestal to turn off when you connect, turn off the MAIN circuit breaker at the power center inside the camper; then connect.
Of course you should follow the same procedure when you disconnect as well.
A power monitor (like a surge protector) will also prevent you from hooking up bad power to your camper. It will not allow power to flow if it is bad.
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