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Old 08-08-2016, 06:08 PM   #1
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Air Conditioner & Refrigerator tripping breaker

I have a 2012 Crossroads Zinger which I have been extremely pleased with. I have a couple of problems. 1. the air conditioner and refrigerator trips the breaker at the pole. The AC never seems to ever cut off. When it does, it is literally only for a few seconds-- then it comes right back on.
2. This weekend, I had to run the refrigerator on gas to stop the breaker from tripping. But even by doing that, the AC ran constantly.

I would appreciate any help..
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:14 PM   #2
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You say it is the A/C and fridge but did you also have the water heater on electric? What about other 120v use? Could you be drawing too much current for the possibly weak breaker on the pole?
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:45 PM   #3
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Did you try connecting to a different outlet?
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:13 AM   #4
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I have had an ems since the first 'expensive' rv I bought...

have stayed in more than one rv park where the maintenance man said "No problem" with the service, but my EMS said PROBLEM !!!

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Old 08-09-2016, 07:39 AM   #5
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Is the AC keeping inside temp at a comfortable level? If not, you need to give it some help, shades over the windows, etc. Do a search for AC leaks, plenty of info about air leaks at the AC unit and at the vents. Where is the thermostat located, heat from the refer or sunlight can throw it off and cause quick restarts. Finally, you need to check voltage at the AC unit with it running, low voltage will cause it to draw too much power and trip a breaker. Bad connections will drop the voltage and the plug at the pole is a real possibility. Also breaker will trip at a lower current as they age or get too hot, a small fan blowing at the breaker may help
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:37 AM   #6
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Most air conditioners have about a 4-5 minute delay to allow pressure to equalize before restarting. Restarting without this delay will result in high current draw. I know nothing about the Zinger line, but I am surprised the AC and fridge is on the same breaker.
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I know nothing about the Zinger line, but I am surprised the AC and fridge is on the same breaker.
OP stated the breaker that tripped was at the pole, not in the trailer.
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OP stated the breaker that tripped was at the pole, not in the trailer.


Duh.... I missed that! I saw a Zinger when I ran & picked up adult beverages today. I'm thinking 30 amp service. What I said still applies to the AC. Like others said, maybe a bad breaker. Also, ambient temperature will affect them. My DW works part time in our park office. Owners were gone for a week, we changed out two bad breakers in one day.


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Old 08-09-2016, 04:42 PM   #9
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I plug into the 50 amp when its available to avoid stressing the 30 amp breaker. That adapter is handy to have.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-55185-P...amp+rv+adapter
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Some campgrounds are lower voltage. I had two on my recent 31 day trip that I had to turn off my hard wired surge protector because of voltage drops on one leg of the 50 amp outlet. Don't like turning it off but it wasn't spikes but low voltage and my Progressive kept kicking it out. Different problem for you. With what you're drawing it sounds like the campground doesn't have full 30-amp service because your AC, fridge and hot water heater will not flip a true 30-amp breaker unless you try to make toast or plug in a hair dryer.
Sounds like the campground is fudging their 30 amp service or it's a bad breaker at the pole.
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