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Old 11-18-2015, 03:39 PM   #1
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Tripping Breaker on house.

I have a Sierra 365saq. When I plug my dog bones in and step down from 50amp at the rv to 20/15amp 110v outlet at my house, the gfci outlets trip immediately. Anyone have any idea why?
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:54 PM   #2
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Seem "dog bones" are shorted internally or just wired incorrectly. I had that problem when I wired a dryer plug to a generater into the stick house during an ice storm a few years back.
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:54 PM   #3
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I think you are trying to power your 50A RV with a 110V 20A with some sort of adapter. It is possible the adapter is wired incorrectly. What adapter are you using.
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:57 PM   #4
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Wait a minute, are the ground faults tripping it the Serra or in your house?
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:58 PM   #5
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The adapters are Camco from Camping World. I have used these both independently and they worked fine.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:00 PM   #6
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The GFCI outlets in the unit are causing the house GFCI to trip. You cannot have two GFCI on the same circuit. Try turning the breaker for the GFCI's off in the unit and plug back into the house.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:02 PM   #7
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Ok will do and the GFCI outlets in the house trip.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:13 PM   #8
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Yep. GFI's are the culprit. Had the same thing happen last month. We were staying at a relative's house (driveway camping...) and there was a GFI on the circuit in his garage. Plugged into a non GFI circuit and all was fine. As stated... can't plug the camper GFI's into a circuit with another GFI.

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Old 11-18-2015, 05:41 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone it was the gfci's used a standard outlet in the house and it works.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:01 AM   #10
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Bad heating element on your electric water heater?

I had this problem not on my Sierra but a previous trailer. The heating element went bad causing the RV to trip GFCIs and work normally when plugged into a non-GFCI outlet. A bad heating element causes a neutral to ground short. To a breaker panel this does not matter but a GFCI it does.

Try turning off your electric water heater and plug back into a GFCI protected outlet.
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