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Old 09-24-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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When I'm hooked up to shore power at the house, I have a a breaker in the trailer that keeps tripping and I can't figure out why?
It looks like it controls most of the outlets and I dont have anything other than the TV's plugged into those outlets.
I'd appreciate anyone's help.
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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Take your handy dandy plug in circuit tester and confirm exactly what outlets it controls. While there make sure where all the rest go and the outlets are wired correctly. It could be just a pinched wire underneath, most likely under a slide.
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:02 PM   #3
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It appears the CB you are pointing at goes to the front outlets. If you are handy and feel comfortable with this, Remove shore pwr, swap that black wire from the "Front" breaker to the "Microwave" breaker next to it (and place the microwave wire onto the Front breaker). If all works fine now and the microwave trips, then you have a bad breaker. Once the problem is determined and fixed, swap the wire back or relabel the panel so everything is labeled correctly. Did I say make sure Shore power is disconnected????
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the recommendations - I'll work to swap the wires and see if this narrows the problem down to a potential bad breaker.
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:33 PM   #5
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Also,

check the adapter to the house. I've had a broken connection in the plug that intermittently cut power and would trip the breaker.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:45 PM   #6
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I had this happen to one of my breakers some time ago. Some how the wires shorted out and caused the some to happen. So you might have a wiring problem too
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:44 PM   #7
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Thanks again for everyone's advice. When I plugged into 50amp service, I was hoping the issue would go away. Unfortunately, it didn't and after a few hours of troubleshooting, I found the short - there was water inside the electrical box under the large living room slide. Looked like a poor job of assembling and the foam gasket wasn't seated properly allowing the elements inside. Fortunately I was able to drain it, dry it, and then assemble it back together and the short went away and no more breakers tripping!
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:52 PM   #8
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That's a bit odd since that issue is pretty common but as I recall it has always resulted in the GFCI tripping not the circuit breaker to that circuit. I thought of that problem initially but dismissed it as not related. Yes, water in those junction boxes is and has been an on-going issue (I believe you might have 3 total). I am wondering now if your GFCI is working properly as IT should have tripped first before the breaker.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:53 AM   #9
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Looks like the gfci is not hooked to that circuit,or it is at the end of the line.?
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