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cavie wrote:

Not so. Some do, some don't. Many RV'ers had discovered this problem. I proved it for myself with 2 of my trailers parked side by side. 2002 5th wheel and 2011 Keystone. Neither would work when plugged into a GFI circuit. Trip the GFI outlet in either trailer and the shore GFI would stay activated. It seams to be within the quality if the GFI outlets.


I'm sorry but you're wrong. Do a little google searching and you will see exactly how they work. None of them will have problems playing with another. Some reading
In your case something was rightfully tripping the GFCI and it wasn't because they were in series.

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joebedford wrote:

cavie wrote:

opnspaces wrote:

It might be your arc reactor going out. [emoticon]I would flip the breaker that it is connected to an see if the GFCI still trips. If all is well with the breaker off then look for a name or number on the unit that sparks and we'll see if we can help.


Please tell me what an "Arc reactor" is! FYI RV's do not use Arc Fault breakers.
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joebedford beat me to it. Just a little humor, hence the winking smilie on the original post.

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ScottG wrote:

cavie wrote:

Not so. Some do, some don't. Many RV'ers had discovered this problem. I proved it for myself with 2 of my trailers parked side by side. 2002 5th wheel and 2011 Keystone. Neither would work when plugged into a GFI circuit. Trip the GFI outlet in either trailer and the shore GFI would stay activated. It seams to be within the quality if the GFI outlets.


I'm sorry but you're wrong. Do a little google searching and you will see exactly how they work. None of them will have problems playing with another. Some reading
In your case something was rightfully tripping the GFCI and it wasn't because they were in series.


This is from your link "Some reading"

"A GFCI plugged into another GFCI will tend to result in false trips. But this is true only of full GFCI units, not the units they put in hair driers.

The reason for the false trips is probably that at least some GFCI units put a phantom voltage on the neutral to detect neutral-ground shorts, even with no load. This somehow buggers up the situation.

Whether it will happen, though, depends on the design and sensitivity of the unit."


As a 50 year Master Electrician I know how they work and how to test them. Like I said two different trailers. Same exact problem.


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cavie wrote:

ScottG wrote:

cavie wrote:

Not so. Some do, some don't. Many RV'ers had discovered this problem. I proved it for myself with 2 of my trailers parked side by side. 2002 5th wheel and 2011 Keystone. Neither would work when plugged into a GFI circuit. Trip the GFI outlet in either trailer and the shore GFI would stay activated. It seams to be within the quality if the GFI outlets.


I'm sorry but you're wrong. Do a little google searching and you will see exactly how they work. None of them will have problems playing with another. Some reading
In your case something was rightfully tripping the GFCI and it wasn't because they were in series.


This is from your link "Some reading"

"A GFCI plugged into another GFCI will tend to result in false trips. But this is true only of full GFCI units, not the units they put in hair driers.

The reason for the false trips is probably that at least some GFCI units put a phantom voltage on the neutral to detect neutral-ground shorts, even with no load. This somehow buggers up the situation.

Whether it will happen, though, depends on the design and sensitivity of the unit."


As a 50 year Master Electrician I know how they work and how to test them. Like I said two different trailers. Same exact problem.


Nice picking and editing there but no.
And this is from a retired EE.
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to the OP, there should be a breaker labeled "conv." or similar for the converter. Turn it off and plug in the trailer. if there are no problems then It's your converter, replace it; it's a simple job.

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