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I am not getting power to my system on my 82 Tioga motor home. Have tried plug in and generator. No juice. Both generator and plug in were functional. Main circuit breaker has been popping a lot lately, but throwing the breaker doesn't help. Checked GFI, didn't seem to be tripped.

Any ideas?

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You must find the reason the main breaker is popping ...

I'd start by unplugging everything and remove all breakers. Turn the main on ... does it pop? If it pops here look between the breaker panel and the end of your cord. Turn the power off - reinstall the first breaker - turn power back on. What happens ... keep doing this until the main or individual breaker pops - investigate that circuit to find your short.

If you get all breakers back in with out popping anything ... start plugging stuff back in. Something is shorting somewhere.

Let me know what you find please.

thanks

a

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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  • A Miller Oct 06, 2009

    Possibly ...



    Is yours a 30 amp service or 50 amp?



    In my experience a 30 amp service can run the coach and the AC and TV ... or ... the coach and the AC and the MICRO ... or ... the coach and the TV and the MICRO. And ... this observation is based on good power from the campground. If you find power much below 110, you shouldn't run but one of the three big consumers at a time. You could cause serious damage to your applicances and unit.



    If I try to run the TV and the MICRO and the AC - forgetaboutit. This from my personal unit and several years as a facility manager at a camping resort. It just will not fly.



    To answer your question ... your main could be damaged. For the small amount a replacement costs, it is a good investment for your convenience and piece of mind.



    An after thought. If you have 30 amps, and you want to do something about it AND you are handy AND money is not an issue, you could replace your breaker box and 30 amp cord with a box that has two buss bars (220 V AC) and a 50 amp cord. Expect to pay $50.00 for the box + breakers and about $200.00 for the cord.



    I hope you find this information useful.



    a

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