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Old 06-28-2014, 02:07 PM   #1
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While plugging my camper into shore power at my home I heard a pop and smoke began coming out of the plug. This was 15 amp to 30 amp. I've done this same routine hundreds of times in the past.

I don't think it's the 15 amp extension cord because it works when plugged into other things. I don't think it's the 30 amp extension because I can plug that into the 15 amp cord without issue. It's only when everything is hooked up to the camper that I have issues.

What is causing this to happen??????
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:13 PM   #2
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Shut all your breakers inside the camper. Hook up everything outside. Close main AC breaker, if OK then close other breakers one at a time. You might have too much load at once and it overloads 15 amps receptacle??
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:17 PM   #3
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Shut all your breakers inside the camper. Hook up everything outside. Close main AC breaker, if OK then close other breakers one at a time. You might have too much load at once and it overloads 15 amps receptacle??

This is a good initial step. keep us informed.
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:04 PM   #4
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Well that worked. Like I said before. I've done this 100 times in the past and have never had this issue. I turned off all the breakers and tuned them on one at a time starting with the 30 amp then the two 20 amps then the 15 amps and sure enough it worked. Thank you very much. I was in a panic mode considering we're going camping on Wednesday. This forum is awesome.
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:25 PM   #5
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Check your water heater. You may have left it on AC from your trip.

1500 watts is 12.5 amps all by itself.
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