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Old 04-09-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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Electrician near Fort Collins Colorado?

Need electrician ASAP near Fort Collins Colorado to trouble shoot electrical problems in 1991 Excel 29' - called a couple RV shops they are slammed and was hoping to take RV turkey hunting this weekend....

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Give Luke a call and see if he can help. He is located in Fort Collins.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:09 AM   #5
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Electrical Problems in Fort Collins, Colorado

Well I have a 1991 Excel 29' - 2nd owner. My GFI breaker in the breaker panel will not hold.

I have unplugged everything including the microwave and the refrigerator - still will not hold. Replaced the GFI breaker same problem.

SO I guess a have a short somewhere in the wiring or maybe the outside outlet - I will check it out today.....hoping its not a nicked wire or mice chewed wire somewhere within the walls...

Needing a professional to assist / repair. RV shops are slammed and not sure they are the best answer as it should be standard electrical trouble shooting / repair....

Was hoping to take airstream on trip this weekend.....
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Luke is slammed with previously scheduled repairs - must work at a repair shop & cannot help me....
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:59 AM   #7
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Check any outside or wet area GFI supplied outlets for water intrusion. High humidity can cause GFI to pop even if there is no connection with a dirty or contaminated outlet. Salt spray is a good way to cause contamination. If you have any outside outlets, disconnect ALL shore power and shut down the inverter completely, open the outlet covers and look for signs of water droplets, corrosion, or carbon tracking (black marks) near the terminals. Pull the outlet from the box and use a bright light to examine it. Note that on a three-prong outlet, the narrow blade is the hot side--examine it and its terminal area carefully for any signs of a path to the grounded parts of the outlet--the metal bits connected to the shell or the green ground (safety earth) connection.

A minor amount of moisture will trip a GFI and it will then on refuse to reset...its also sometimes possible to blow the affected outlet out with dry compressed air and maybe resolve the issue.

SAFETY NOTE: Fix the problem, do not attempt to bypass the issue or eliminate the GFI breaker or outlet--it's there to protect life. An Airstream is a metal can that can provide a solid path to ground should you contact the hot side of an outlet. The GFI is designed to detect that issue, and cut off the power on the circuit before it fries your butt...and believe me, electrically cooking yourself is a lousy way to die.

Also verify, with a good multimeter, that neutral (white wire) and green ground (safety earth) are NOT connected together in the Airstream somehow. This will also mess up a GFI...disconnect power before you check this. Your shore power cable could be causing this issue if it is old, worn, or damaged...
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GFI’s do go bad in three different orientations. One is it remains tripped. Safety first. Good luck. Bubba
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Purchase one new gfi breakerand try it, yours may be bad
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