Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3
Electrical Issues

I have a 2010 23' Roo trailer. Prior to our camping trip last week, we had our trailer plugged into the same outlet at the house with the same Yellow Jacket extension cord and everything worked great! We get to the campground and the electric worked great for the first day. The second day, the electric post at the campground tripped. And it kept tripping, even when everything in the trailer was turned off. There was a nice old man who had an extra extension cord (big black cord like the one included in the purchase of our trailer) that he lended us for our stay. We got back home today and plugged the trailer in to the same outlet at the house with the same Yello Jacket extension cord and it tripped the breaker at the house (repeatedly). I have two other heavy duty extension cords that I have tried and it continues to trip our breaker. What could have happened? Thanks much.
__________________

__________________
scottu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
jimh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Charles, La.
Posts: 1,531
are u using an adapter?
__________________

__________________
jimh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,260
first, which "23" model do you have? they make 4-5 models with "23" in the model number.

as jimh asked, are you using an adapter.
when you say "Yellow Jacket extension cord", do you mean the shore cord, because it's not an extension cord?
or are you using an regular extension cord? because an additional cord between the shore cord and the outlet, would be an extension cord.

also, you might want to post questions about your Roo, in the Roo sub-section under Expandables/Hybrids, here at FRF. the Roo is a hybrid, not a regular TT.
__________________
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 06:56 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 2,381
Turn all the breakers off in the camper, including the MAIN breaker. Now plug the camper in and check the House breaker, if all is well, start turning on breakers in the camper, one at a time, and checking the House breaker each time you turn on another breaker. When you find the one that is tripping the House breaker, you have at least found which circuit is at fault. If the House breaker trips, with all the trailer breakers off, you have a cord problem, or a wiring issue in the breaker panel. Good Luck
__________________
LadyWindrider
2012 Ford F250 ext. Cab 4x4
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

2008 Work and Play 18LT
LadyWindrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 08:53 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3
Thank you everyone. I am using an adapter. I'm going to go out right now and shut off the breakers and bring them on one by one. I don't know anything about trailers and really appreciate people who are willing to help out. Thanks again.
__________________
scottu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 09:48 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3
After taking the advice of Windrider, I turned all the trailer breakers off and turned them on one by one. The circuit that tripped my breaker at the house was the "Radio". Everything else worked fine and didn't trip anything. Dunno exactly what to do, but I think I am still under warranty and will call the dealership on Monday morning. Thanks again.
__________________

__________________
scottu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 PM.