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The manual says I need a 30or50amp service. I only have a 20 available. It trips the home breaker. Am i sol?

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2004 national sea breeze

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Breeze yourself? What have you tried so far?

Attepting to plug into a 20 amp receptacle. It trips the gfi and breaker

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked all the fuses? Do you have a wiring diagram?

It works fine with the generator. When I attempt to plug to the 20 amp it blows,
Could it be in the relays switches?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I am not sure what else to ask

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 8 months ago
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 8 months ago

Y​ou are very limited as to what you can operate on just a 20 amp receptacle, especially if this is a GFCI protected outlet. Many RVs have some feedback OR the amp draw is over 20 amps and that will trip it out.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 8 months ago

You can't run any A/C or the microwave or any motorized or heat appliance here. Lights and maybe television is about all.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 8 months ago

If it still trips, you might be able to use a non GFCI outlet and get it to work. Hope that points you in the right direction. Please get back to me if you need more as all follow ups are included in our fee.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago

J​ust following up to see if perhaps you missed my earlier responses to your question? Easy to do considering the volume of e-mail that most of us get every day! If you need me to resend it please let know. Thanks!

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