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Old 06-25-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
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The instant i plug in the AS power cord to the gfic outlet in the garage it trips the gfic at the outlet. If i plug it into a standard outlet in the house it works fine. Why? And how do i fix this?

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Old 06-25-2006, 09:30 AM   #2
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Chip ~ You may want to take a look at this thread
2air has the same problem when he goes to RV Parks. The one that stands out in the thread is the fact that the trailer could be wired incorrectly. The nuetral and the ground should not be tied together at the fuse box in the Airstream. This should be easy to verify with an Ohm meter.


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Old 06-25-2006, 11:57 AM   #3
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hi achip, azflycaster and others.....

welcome aboard chipster!!!

i've done a pretty good search of the forums and most of the good advise is in the thread noted above.....but look wayyyyyyyyyyyyy down at the bottom of this page and another thread or 2 are listed.....

hopefully a mod will merge this one, into that thread so we can keep all the info together.....

some of what i've learned here may apply to your vintage unit or not......
-disconnecting the main only disconnects the positives
-so if a ground to negative leak exists somewhere.....this can trip a gfci.....
-these can be anywhere, but the fuse/breaker box, power cord umbilical, power cord itself, and outlets are the common places to look.....i think.
-if the gfci box is damp or in high humidity, it may trip...
-if you have any 120v appliances plugged in, (that are leaking to ground) inside the trailer....this may be the source of a fault

and so on....

i'm having a factory tech the issue out this week....
so i'll have more new in a few days.....
in the other thread.....

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hey 2air!

was wondering if your problem was fixed? were you able to get rid of your dog bones?
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I just made a post in your other thread. I had a bad 30 amp plug that was shorting across terminals internally. Someone then wired a jumper from ground to neutral which really messed things up when I replaced the plug. I found the jumper, took it out and everything was fine after that.

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