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Old 04-21-2021, 08:41 PM   #1
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2021 Geopro 15tb Power issues

To be upfront Iím new to camper ownership, go easy on me. I literally just picked up my new Geopro 15tb last month, camper one. Ishtar on the way home from the dealer and has been in my driveway since. Batteries have remained between 88-100% from solar charging.

Yesterday I dewinterized the unit and went over all the systems, all in good order. Plugged into my house (110) to get a full charge on the batteries before going camping. Went out in the morning and there is to power to ANYTHING. All breakers were in good shape, fuses in good shape, inverter breaker not tripped.

During troubleshooting I hooked back up to the house and the breaker automatically trips immediately. Iím guessing thereís a ground fault somewhere and Iíve gone over every gfi and fuse I can find. The solar display panel is blank, soft rest did nothing. My gut says the converter has an issue.

Any thoughts on what the issue could be? Iím perplexed
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:55 PM   #2
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What breaker is tripping? The house, the GFCI, one of the trailer breaker?
You need to provide more information.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:02 PM   #3
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Check to make sure the battery disconnect key didn't get turned to off. When I was looking at a new trailer the salesperson kept replacing fuses when he had it hooked up to an auxiliary battery only to find out the battery disconnect key had been turned to off and pulled out. Just a thought.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:02 PM   #4
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What breaker is tripping? The house, the GFCI, one of the trailer breaker?
You need to provide more information.
Sorry, forgot to clarify, house gfi outlet breaker trips Immediately when I connect the camper to the house.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:06 PM   #5
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Check to make sure the battery disconnect key didn't get turned to off. When I was looking at a new trailer the salesperson kept replacing fuses when he had it hooked up to an auxiliary battery only to find out the battery disconnect key had been turned to off and pulled out. Just a thought.
Great point, but the camper battery power was working great up until I hooked up the house overnight.
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:19 PM   #6
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Sorry, forgot to clarify, house gfi outlet breaker trips Immediately when I connect the camper to the house.
Plug into a non-GFCI home outlet. You'll probably solve the issue.
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Old 04-22-2021, 12:50 PM   #7
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Plug into a non-GFCI home outlet. You'll probably solve the issue.
Quicker (but dirtier). Trip the GFCI breaker in the trailer by pressing the Test button. Then plug into the house--the house breaker should not trip and you will be able to charge the batteries.

The two GFCI breakers are fighting with each other. (Nothing is wrong with either one.)
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Quicker (but dirtier). Trip the GFCI breaker in the trailer by pressing the Test button. Then plug into the house--the house breaker should not trip and you will be able to charge the batteries.

The two GFCI breakers are fighting with each other. (Nothing is wrong with either one.)
I must respectfully disagree. I've had two travel trailers (30 amp) with GFCI outlets in the bathrooms. They both have plugged into my garage circuit which is also GFCI protected by a GFCI outlet without either GFCI outlet tripping in the trailer or in the garage.

In addition, all "portable" hot tubs that plug into a standard 15 amp outlet are required to have a GFCI plug. Any outdoor outlet is also required to be GFCI protected. So there are many thousands of portable hot tubs currently running on circuits with 2 GFCI protections in series. Mine is one of those many thousands.
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I must respectfully disagree. I've had two travel trailers (30 amp) with GFCI outlets in the bathrooms. They both have plugged into my garage circuit which is also GFCI protected by a GFCI outlet without either GFCI outlet tripping in the trailer or in the garage.

In addition, all "portable" hot tubs that plug into a standard 15 amp outlet are required to have a GFCI plug. Any outdoor outlet is also required to be GFCI protected. So there are many thousands of portable hot tubs currently running on circuits with 2 GFCI protections in series. Mine is one of those many thousands.
TBH, I've never had the issue either, but I don't encounter that situation regularly--neither trailer is plugged into GFCI outlet.

But it sure is reported a lot on this forum. Try a search and see for yourself.
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TBH, I've never had the issue either, but I don't encounter that situation regularly--neither trailer is plugged into GFCI outlet.

But it sure is reported a lot on this forum. Try a search and see for yourself.
I agree it is reported a lot in this forum. I disagree that tripping the GFCI outlet in the bathroom is a solution.

That being said, tripping the RV GFCI outlet certainly won't hurt anything.
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Not a PERMANENT solution

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I agree it is reported a lot in this forum. I disagree that tripping the GFCI outlet in the bathroom is a solution.

That being said, tripping the RV GFCI outlet certainly won't hurt anything.
Oh, I definitely agree that it is not a permanent solution. But if the OP is parked in the driveway and trying to load provisions to leave tomorrow for a boondocking trip, it is a very good and very safe temporary solution.
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Oh, I definitely agree that it is not a permanent solution. But if the OP is parked in the driveway and trying to load provisions to leave tomorrow for a boondocking trip, it is a very good and very safe temporary solution.
Let's just say that I have never heard of that working at all, temporary or permanent. But it wouldn't hurt to try. The problem of RVs tripping GFCI outlets is commonly reported. I've never seen a report that manually tripping the GFCI outlet inside the trailer fixed it.
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