Originally Posted by frankenkj
We took our 2014 Flagstaff 228bh popup out this past weekend for it's maiden voyage, and had a bunch of electric issues. We were plugged into shore power, and at night with the fantastic fan on and one ceiling light on ( I have led bulbs in the 3 overhead ceiling lights ), the breaker inside the camper would occasionally trip. I'd reset the breaker and it'd be fine for a while then trip again.
We also had issues with the internal outlets working intermittently. Traced it to the gfi outlet under the dinette table tripping. There was no rain/water getting into any outlets so not sure why the gfi outlet would trip.
Any thoughts as to why the breaker would trip with the fan + one overhead light on, and also why the gfi outlet would trip ?
The circuit breaker to "what" was tripping? The lights and fan run off of 12 volt DC...and would not be controlled by a circuit breaker but fuses.
Now, however, you have a converter that converts 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC to power these things when plugged into shore power so that they don't run solely from the 12 volt battery, and depleting it.
If the converter is causing a breaker to trip, then it may have problems...and they commonly do.
Also, it can happen that the water heater electric element has shorted due to being turned/left on by someone with no water in the heater. This situation can also cause the circuit breaker that controls the circuit the water heater is on to trip too.
Being a maiden voyage, this happens a lot too...with the water heater, if it has the electric heating element. You may want to make sure the element is off as per this FAQ:
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