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Old 06-24-2012, 08:00 AM   #1
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Ok. so its90 degrees here and the refidgerator has been on for a few days in anticipation of a camping trip, Today at noon I turned on the air and it ran good and cold for about 10 minutes and then tripped a breaker. Reset the air condition 20 amp breaker and waited, same thing,blows cold for about 10 minutes then trips. Tried 3 times, same thing...any ideas? Could it be just too hot? I dont think so...but its really hot in there now!...
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:18 AM   #2
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Could be the breaker, especially if it is one of those double breakers that fits in a single space. If it is, buy a single 20 amp breaker and install it in a blank opening in the panel, then move the a/c wire from the double breaker to the new single breaker. Lots of older posts about this type problem.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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Dale, any ideas about what kind of breaker to buy?
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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Mine did the same thing. I installed singles "square D" from home depot. A 30 amp main and a 20 amp(ac).. Shoved everything down one notch..






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Old 06-24-2012, 09:18 AM   #5
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Anything else on?

You can see my amp gauge down in the corner.. Reading 32 amps just with the hot water tank on and the ac..




Here is just the AC running. Nothing else.










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Old 06-24-2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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cowboy, like Dan said square D


I separated mine a little more by getting the new 20 amp AC breaker away

from the main. The main can put out enough heat sometimes to bother the

other breakers next to it that are drawing juice.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:31 AM   #7
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Thanks,,,I hopethat will solve the problem...do I need to relpace the main with a new 30 amp or leave it like it is?...
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I would replace the main with a new single 30 amp. More case size for heat dissipation
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Anything else on?

You can see my amp gauge down in the corner.. Reading 32 amps just with the hot water tank on and the ac..




Here is just the AC running. Nothing else.










I like the Meter! Can you give a link to where you bought it?
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I got rid of all the double style breakers except for the one for the receptacle supplies and replaced them with single style breakers.


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Thanks so much guys! I remember reading past posts about this nowbut, since I'm 62 apparently I needed reminding...puchased a 20 and 30 amp breaker today for installation tomorrow...hopefully there is enough wire to accomplish this trade...yes, danskool ,would like to know about the ampmeter instalation also thanks again!
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Thanks so much guys! I remember reading past posts about this nowbut, since I'm 62 apparently I needed reminding...puchased a 20 and 30 amp breaker today for installation tomorrow...hopefully there is enough wire to accomplish this trade...yes, danskool ,would like to know about the ampmeter instalation also thanks again!

Don't worry about being reminded, the DW will always tell you where it's at. There should be enough wire to move the 20A breaker to the third slot to keep it separated from the 30A breaker.
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We just had this same issue. Our daughter and family were using the camper and turned the air on (in 2 years we have barely used the A/c) After several hours it tripped and blew the breaker. They were not familiar with it..so left A/C off and suffered the heat. We took a run later that week and flipped the breaker and turned on the A/C for a few min. Turned it off.
This past weekend we were there and the heat was 90+ so we turned on the A/C.
After about 5-6 min it went poof, and blew the breaker...the smell it oozed said HMMM call someone. So we called a wonderful repair service nearby and they came out the next morning.
Imagine the horror we felt when we learned from the tech that the A/c had been improperly wired. They used 14 guage red wire nuts rather than the protocal 12 guage yellow ones on the wires on the a/c. The connections were loose inside the wire nuts and there was arcing....so much so it melted some wire, part of a bolt cover down to a nubbin. The Tech told us we were very fortunate that the wiring is inside a metal plate box..otherwise it would have arc'd all over the plastic housing and probably burned our unit down.

He gave us the faulty wire covers, the burned wires, singed casings and wrote right on our invoice that what they did was not to code anywhere and how he felt about their sloppiness in care on this ...how it compromised our safety for sure.

I am calling Crossroads this a.m. to get that bill reimbursed and to let them know that had anything happened to my children or grands due to their negligence ......

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Want to let everyone know I spoke to Crossroads and they were most apologetic, took notes and assured me they would forward the information on to those who would handle this with the factory folks. They also will be reimbursing our bill.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:02 PM   #16
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Its time to change to your air condition, as i had also had the same problem in air condition and i have to change my air condition.



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