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Old 02-13-2016, 10:41 AM   #1
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Heard a pop and smelled elec. burn

We have been setup to shore power for over an hour. Turned the tv on and dud a channel search, watched 5 mins of TV and lost that plug and three others. Went to fuse box and a breaker was flipped. I tried flipping the breaker it trips off. Now batteries are not charging while connected to shore power. Ac/heat pump work and all other plugs minus those three.

The was no shaking no movement of our stream when the breaker popped. No overloading of the circuit.

Any ideas?

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Old 02-13-2016, 11:06 AM   #2
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Check the owners manual to see what items that circuit services.
Identify the plugs and other items for that circuit. Disconnect anything plugged into that circuit. If that means disconnecting bare wires then unplug shore power. Once everything is disconnected reset the circuit. If it stays on with shore power then an item on the circuit is shorted. Unplug the shore power. Check all the wiring at each item for short circuit. See if any wires looked scorched. Might be a bad receptacle.

Let us know what you find out what's on that circuit.


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Old 02-13-2016, 11:11 AM   #3
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Unplug everything fed by that breaker. See if you can then reset the breaker. Then plug things back in, one item at a time and see if any single item trips the breaker.

If the breaker won't rest with everything unplugged, the breaker is either bad or there's a short someplace on the circuit.


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Old 02-13-2016, 12:11 PM   #4
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The breaker on the circuit that your converter plugs into is tripping for some reason. It could be the converter. In my case it was the breaker which was the original 36 year old 20amp GFCI.

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Old 02-14-2016, 11:26 AM   #5
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Breaker tripping

I have a1970 25 ft. That did the same thing
Except mine continued to blow main 30 amp fuse. Finally traced down to the original
Converter. Put a new converter on piggy
Back and no more problem. Good day Bob C
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:55 AM   #6
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I started the same way. I took to dealer and the battery disconnect switch was replaced and all power restored. Two outings later, same thing. Took on and main breaker replaced and all power restored. Third time a charm; on further inspection it was found where the battery wires enter the junction box the clamp was tightened to the point it had "barked" the wires and caused an intermittent short. Wires replaced and all has been well for 2 years now. I have the wires and clamp; no insulation and clamp burnt.
I have a friend that had the same problem, but his resulted in the shore plug shorting.
Two more places to check.

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