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Breaker Tripping Problems
I have a 31 ft. Fleetwood Prowler and when I plug the power cord in to any outlet it will trip the general purpose 15 amp breaker. I didn't have problems before winter storage. I don't have anything else on, either.
Coleen, the RVing editor comments:
I can't say for sure, but here are some possibilities on what might be causing your breaker tripping problem…
You may have bad batteries. They can go dead sitting over the winter and sometimes cannot be revived. If the plates have deteriorated, they may be causing an extraordinarily big draw on your converter.
Rodents. A mouse or some other rodent may have chewed on some of your wires. That could cause a short. They may also have made a nest in an electrical box, which in turn has drawn moisture and created a short.
Moisture may have gotten into your electrical boxes some other way. Instead of rodents, bugs could be the culprit for the nesting. Water may also have seeped into your electrical boxes through a crack in the caulking or other leak.
Your best bet may be to have a certified RV technician take a look at it.
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