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Old 07-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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We're in hot St. Lois and the ac circuit breaker keeps tripping. It's a 20 amp breaker and I'm set up with a 50 amp service from the rv park. Is my breaker bad? Or should I replace the 20 amp with a 30 amp?
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
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on some units the same breaker works the hot water heater turn your hot water heater on gas and see what happens

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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I wouldn't put a 30 in there..

I would get another single 20amp breaker and try it.. The are only $15 from home depot.

Ac runs about 12 amps. I doubt the electric hot water heater is on the same breaker. That would be 26 amps (atleast) My AC on and my hot water heater, I am tapped at 26 amps. (would need a 30 amp breaker) to support both. It they put them on the same breaker, Shame on them.


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Old 08-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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Is your camper 50amp or 30amp service. You are not going to get any more power from a 50 amp if your cord is 30amp. Is your breaker that is tripping a double breaker? e really need more info. to help.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:47 PM   #5
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If your main and AC breakers are a double [both together], get another breaker for the Ac and move the wiring to the new breaker.
The ambient heat from one will cause the other to trip, as mine did.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:29 PM   #6
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If the breaker was tripped often the spring starts to weaken and can trip more easily. If you have the room change to 2 separate breakers. Do NOT change the value.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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I had the same situation on my previous camper. Just replacing the breaker with a new 20 amp breaker did the trick.

It seemed like the old breaker just became weak and would trip more easily over time.

And home depot is where I had to go to find the replacement.

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