Electrical issue

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2014/05/12 15:43:36 (permalink)

Electrical issue

I went to plug my truck into the outlet post at my house the other day and it immediately tripped the gfci. I turned off the main and all the other breakers in the truck and it still trips it when I plug it in what could be the issue? Also I had an electrician wire the truck not sure if he's ever done one before but does the main panel need to be grounded to the chassis?
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    Re:Electrical issue 2014/05/13 23:07:03 (permalink)
    I have been wondering the same thing.  Any time I plug my truck into any GFCI recep it trips it, but never trips any breakers.
     
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    Re:Electrical issue 2014/05/13 23:29:54 (permalink)
    Very difficult to troubleshoot via a forum, you've got something wired wrong with respect to your neutral and grounding system.  
    Google: GFCI tripping rv
    a lot of info found on rv forums about this, you may take it to an rv shop if your not able to troubleshoot it yourself.
     
     
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    Re:Electrical issue 2014/05/16 17:00:36 (permalink)
    Thanks for the TIp I just got that problem yesterday!
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    Re:Electrical issue 2014/05/16 22:40:14 (permalink)
    Did any of you guys bond the ground and neutral inside the truck?  There are pretty specific electrical codes on when to bond ground and neutral and most of the time it happens at your generator and on the electrical box where you get shore power.  Perhaps something is crossed there somewhere?  Can you guys try cutting each breaker off and then adding one by one to see which causes the issue?  Or perhaps have a multimeter handy on the body or the chassis and try each breaker to see if you're getting stray current?
     
    As for grounding to the chassis yes-that's exactly how it should be done-but the power source has to be bonded.  Any good electrician should know how it all works especially if they've done an RV or a boat
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    Re:Electrical issue 2014/05/22 18:26:16 (permalink)
    thanks for the help! My neutral was loose!
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