Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2016, 10:13 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 47
Breaker Tripping at the Pole - Culprit Found

Hey Everyone,
We have a 2015 29QBS and a few camping trips back we came across an issue whereby after about 30 minutes of being hooked up to shore power (30 amp) the breaker on the pole would trip. The plug itself was incredibly hot but not the breaker which indicated to me this was the trailer and not the pole. Further verifying this is it happened during two subsequent camping trips. I began trimming down the appliances we were using until it stopped tripping. Unfortunately, I could not run anything on electric at the same time as the A/C and in Florida that can be problematic.

Luckily, the solution was an easy one. Our dealer found that a wire on the back side of one of the breakers was about a half a turn loose. This causes the camper to draw way more amperage than needed, popping the breaker at the pole and not in the camper.

So, if you are tripping at the pole, and your plug is hot, check to see if a screw on a breaker has backed out a bit from road vibration.

jconner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 10:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
hoppers4's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Port Orchard
Posts: 790
The plug from my MH was getting a bit warm and I knew that wasn't right. I replaced it and dissected the defective plug. The potted plug itself had an insufficiently crimped wire that was generating the heat. It never got to the point of tripping a breaker but would have certainly caused some kind of problem later if I hadn't changed it out.

2015 Greyhawk 29MV
Honda CRV toad with Blue Ox baseplate
Ready Brute Elite towbar with braking system
Hughes autoformer
TST 507 Flowthru TPMS
hoppers4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 11:33 AM   #3
Senior Member
Iraqvet05's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 911
I pulled my distribution panel when I hard wired in an EMS and was surprised to see how sloppy the wiring was. I found a few loose wires on the 12V buses and at the breakers.
2013 26BH ghetto model w/ 4 plain rims and some rust
2001 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 gasser

I have a fever...and the only cure is more camping!
Iraqvet05 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.