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Old 06-10-2015, 06:22 AM   #1
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GFI protection for older trailers

What does everyone do for GFI protection with older airstreams?

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Don't have an older trailer but if possible you could replace the circuit breakers in the main panel with GFI breakers. In a house the normal application is to wire in a GFI outlet at the first location in a circuit thereby protecting all the downstream outlets.

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Anyone use one of these:
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I have a Progressive Industries unit that is similar to that one. I chose PI over Surge Guard because the PI unit is made in America, while the Surge Guard one isn't. PI also has a lifetime warranty.

As for putting in a GFI, if you have three-wire outlets already you can simply replace an existing one with a GFI one. If that is the first outlet on the circuit everything else on that circuit will also be protected. Many coaches use an outlet system that is a bit more complicated than typical household items, so you may need to go to an electrical supplier rather than Wal-Mart to get the proper item. As long as your exterior outlet(s), bathroom and kitchen outlets are GFI-protected you are safe.

This would be a good time to inspect all of your 120V wiring.
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