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Old 01-17-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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anybody have an idea on where the gfi outlet would be located on a center bath 31'? All outlets work except, the refrigerator and outside outlet. Any ideas?
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:12 PM   #2
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There isn't one. You probably have a burned off / loose wire or connection on one of the outlets that doesn't work.
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:25 PM   #3
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I have been going crazy trying to find one. I was told all trailers build in 1978 would have one. Will try to sniff it out tomorrow.
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The standard started in 1978, covering most 1979 models, and only included the bathroom outlets. If in doubt, check your breaker box. Most early GFCIs were mounted as part of the breaker for the area mandated by the code.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:29 PM   #5
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probably in the breaker box.
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One would find a GFI outlet with reset/test button in the middle early in a circuit and everything downstream was then protected by that GFI. Everything upstream was NOT protected.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:41 PM   #7
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The trailers I've seen from the 80s to early 90s had a GFI circuit breaker to protect all outlets on one circuit, not an outlet in the circuit.
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Bathroom.....behind the mirror.

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anybody have an idea on where the gfi outlet would be located on a center bath 31'? All outlets work except, the refrigerator and outside outlet. Any ideas?


The GFI is actually located in the breaker panel behind the rearmost closet door.

If there is any dust or grease build up on the receptacle behind the mirror
the GFI may well trip while you are showering just from the dust/grease/crap becoming wet with moisture/water droplets and trip the GFI.
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The GFI is actually located in the breaker panel behind the rearmost closet door.

If there is any dust or grease build up on the receptacle behind the mirror
the GFI may well trip while you are showering just from the dust/grease/crap becoming wet with moisture/water droplets and trip the GFI.
Now that explains why the breaker in that box tripped. Didn't know it was a GFI and didn't know why it tripped.
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Gfi

In my M/H the GFI function is handled by a breaker in the box but some PO replaced it with a standard breaker. They are expensive... cost me about $75 to replace.
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Other recepticals on this circuit.

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Now that explains why the breaker in that box tripped. Didn't know it was a GFI and didn't know why it tripped.
From the attached schematic you can follow this circuit...if not modified, the circuit supplies the bedroom, bathroom, outside receptacle, and the univolt.

Any problem with any of these receptacles could cause the GFI to trip.
I've been into most of the electrical devices on the '78 at one time or another...mostly during the rebuild. The problem is there are so many brain farts covering the important stuff I need a memory refresh to retrieve what the current page item is referring to.
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