Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-12-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bridgeport, WV
Posts: 36
50 AMP Problem - Trips Breaker upon Plugging In

Just got our new Jayco 5er and encountered a problem. Hope someone can help???

Wired a new 50 AMP circuit from our home service panel.
Electrician tested the circuit at the a) breaker box; b) receptacle and c) end of the power cord. Everything appeared to be OK as there was 110 from both legs and the neutral and 240 across both power legs.

Problem: As soon as I tried to connect the power cord to the 5er, it tripped the 50 AMP breaker.

What have we missed? Any guidance would be appreciated!!
__________________

boyzx3iii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
tnchuck100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sparta, TN
Posts: 1,174
Assuming the trailer has worked properly before this incident the most obvious answer is the outlet you had installed is not wired correctly. Plus if that is the case damage may have been done to the camper as well.
__________________

__________________
Chuck - Sparta, TN
2012 Jay Flight 22FB, 2 x Honda EU2000i
2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD

EDUCATION is what you get when you read the fine print.....
EXPERIENCE is what you get when you don't.
tnchuck100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,056
I would plug it into a 20a source using adapters and see if the trailer power works using a different source,

Or you could get a different electrician.
__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 06:45 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
Quote:
Originally Posted by norty1 View Post
I would plug it into a 20a source using adapters and see if the trailer power works using a different source,

Or you could get a different electrician.
2X
__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 06:00 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
RoyBraddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: King George
Posts: 2,396
Hopefully your electrician wired your RV50AMP connection correctly. The RV 50AMP wiring is "NOT" like standard house 50AMP wiring. Wiring them up wrong usually results in several applicances fried in your trailer... Always use a bonded electrician so he can bear the cost of the replacement items that got burned up for being wired up wrong.



This is the testing procedure for the 50AMP and 30/20/15AMP setup per google search.

50AMP


30AMP & 15/20AMP


Hoping for the best for you..... Lots of expensive horror stories on here about being wired up wrong... A friend of a friend of a friend electrician is usually disastrous... Its not they don't know what they are doing, it is just the electricians are NOT expecting the RV trailers to be wired differently than a standard house circuit.

Just my thoughts
Roy Ken
__________________
Roy and Carolyn
I claim Horse Creek Country in Southern Ill - Momabear is from North Texas
We live in King George VA
RETIRED DOD DOAF DON CONTRACTOR Electronics Tech 42YRS

"We're burning daylight" - John Wayne
2008 STARCRAFT 14RT OFF-ROAD POPUP with PD9260C and three 85AH 12VDC batteries
2010 F150 FX4 5.4 GAS with 3.73 gears - Super Cab - Towing Package - 2KW Honda EU2000i Gen
K9PHT (since 1957) 146.52Mhz
"We always have a PLAN B"
RoyBraddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 07:19 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
VicS1950's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 517
It's good to see that Mike Sokol's No Shock Zone information and diagrams are getting around. He's been doing some great work and research.

His site is worth visiting for all RV owners.

http://www.noshockzone.org/

vic
__________________
Double Secret Probation
VicS1950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bridgeport, WV
Posts: 36
FYI.......Wanted to advise the root cause of the problem. When the floor was installed, they pinched a wire going into the 5er fuse box. The Technician at Roy's RV did a great job at isolating and reconnecting the wires to a junction box. The wiring at my house was spot on as everything is working normally. Thanks to those that replied.
boyzx3iii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 07:36 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: "Where we Park It"
Posts: 1,070
Glad everything got fixed and no damage was done.
__________________
Robert & Bale the "Traveling Dog"
SOB
2012 GMC 3500HD DRW
Rob_Fla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Threebutchers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 6,818
Happy Day
Threebutchers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 08:01 PM   #10
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,056
Great news. When I picked up my new rig it was plugged in as the dealer went over all the systems. The problem you had IMO should have been discovered before you took possession.

If you are happy then lets go camping!
__________________

__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 10:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.