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Old 05-19-2012, 02:57 PM   #15
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Problem solved

After some delay, I was able to correct this with the tips I got from this posted and the linked post provided. Thanks again to all.

It was the storage yard's power outlet that was tripping everytime I plugged shore line cord in...using the 30/15 adapter. I removed the small round ground prong from the adapter, everything works just fine.

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by rdhoyum View Post
I removed the small round ground prong from the adapter, everything works just fine.
Expedient, and probably the best you can do without rewiring some one else's electrical system. But not necessarily the safest thing you could have done, if any of your electrical systems develop a fault while you're plugged in.

I'd also suggest you buy another adaptor, and don't remove the ground prong, for the next time you have a chance to plug into a properly wired outlet.

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Old 04-20-2013, 09:54 AM   #17
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Just read this. Holy Cow!!!!! The GFCI is telling you you have a fault!!!!! Never, clip the ground prong!!!! It is there for a reason!!!!! The advice has beeen given that this is probably caused by the neutral and ground being connected in the trailer. Curing the problem by clipping the ground prong is demonstrating that that is most probably the case. I had the exact same problem. The trailer had been repaired by a PO after crunching the rear corner. The breaker box was behind that panel. When it was rewired, the neutral and ground were bonded together. That works in your house but not in the AS. The system sees it as an appliance. I found the problem just as you did by plugging into a 15 amp GFCI outlet. There was never a problem with the 30 amp shore power because they had no GFCI protection. I wired the panel correctly and it cured the problem.

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:14 AM   #18
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By removing the ground pin on your adaptor you did not fix the problem, only hid it. Please find the real problem of leakage somewhere in your trailer so you don't become the ground path one day when you open your door.

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