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Old 06-08-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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The Circuit Breaker(GFCI) Keeps Tripping / Electrical Problem

I own a 2001 FR #1610.

Q: The trailer is plugged into shore power. The TV is not connected. There are no appliances plugged in. The lights work but are turned off. All fuses that I have found are good and newly replaced. However, the second I plug in anything into any of the outlets the GFCI trips.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what is causing this? Are there any known issues with my model trailer?


Q: Also, I located a 3 Amp fuse sticking out the side of the power converter. Any idea what this fuse protects?

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Old 06-08-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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What type of receptacle is it plugged into?
Another GFCI?
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I have it plugged into the GFCI outlet on the side if my house.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:34 PM   #4
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I have it plugged into the GFCI outlet on the side if my house.
That's your problem, you can not connect two GFI's, try plugging in to an outlet that is not on a GFI circuit.
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That's your problem, you can not connect two GFI's, try plugging in to an outlet that is not on a GFI circuit.
Ditto; two GFCI's don't play well together.
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:58 PM   #6
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That wasn't the issue. I just took the trailer of the second GFCI and plugged it directly into the garage wall.

No dice. I reset the trailers GFCI plugged in the radio and click. The breaker tripped.

Any other ideas????

And most importantly---> THANK YOU FOR ANY AND ALL INPUT, IDEAS AND OR SUGGESTIONS.
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Try a different extension cord, you may have a bad ground leg.
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To clarify....fuses are 12volt. Breakers are 120v. My camper's converter has breakers and fuses. The purpose of a converter/charger is to convert 120v AC to 12DC....and charge the battery. Remember, that most pop up campers are designed to run on 12 volt so the converter transforms the 120v AC to 12v DC. If an AC outlet is not working, it has nothing to do with the 12v fuses.
From what I have come to learn with my pop up.....it appears that some of the outlets are fed from a single GFCI outlet, typically the one located above the the converter. That particular GFCI outlet could be defective. Try replacing that outlet. I have also learned that the refrigerator will not run on 120v if that same GFCI outlet has tripped.

If the GFCi outlet is not the cause, then I would start to suspect the converter/charger.
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Try this info to see if anything is helpful...
www.noshockzone.org gfci-troubleshooting Mike Sokol is an electrical genius!
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At this point I suspect a faulty GFCI unit, if you can replace it.
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