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Old 01-02-2021, 11:45 AM   #1
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Is it the GFCI?

We have a 2020 Flying Cloud 25’ FB. I think we plugged in one too many appliances. All our plugs stopped working. We checked the breakers and fuses. Nothing. Is it the GFCI? Where and how do reset the GFCI? Help!
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Old 01-02-2021, 01:27 PM   #2
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On my 2012 FC 30RB the GFCI reset is on the breaker. Do you have a multi-meter handy? Are you plugged into shore power? Checking to see if each of the breakers have power coming to them would be a first step in isolating the problem. Do you have AC power anywhere in the trailer? Is the microwave clock lit?
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Old 01-02-2021, 02:30 PM   #3
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Is the whole trailer dead? If so, check the breaker at the post.

Do you have a surge protector?

If I recall, our 16 flying cloud had a GFCI in the bathroom, check all your outlets and find the ground fault one and reset it.
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Old 01-03-2021, 07:23 AM   #4
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A volt meter is your friend. Start at the post. Then work to inside the trailer. Of course you just check all the breakers and see if they're tripped first.
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Old 01-03-2021, 03:50 PM   #5
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" plugged in one too many appliances"
"Nothing. Is it the GFCI?"

Maybe no need to repeat basic but just in case - remember a GFCI trips when it detects "fault" current, not from "over current". GFCIs are fast and may trip without our knowing exactly what caused a momentary unbalance. The quickness of breakers varies so if several are in the same circuit (main > branch) the fastest will go first when current rises suddenly (even if it has a higher amperage rating than another in the line). Slowly increasing current has potential to overlaoad a circuit (continuous load at maximum rating). The breakers thermal mechanism is intended to prevent this but wire or connections can overheat. Good practice is to know the load and stay below 80% of max. Multimeter best but also a handy tool for about $15 is a non-contact voltage detector.
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