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My name is ***** *****. I have a 93 fleetwood Bounder 37x

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Hi, my name is ***** *****. I have a 93 fleetwood Bounder 37x with a onan 7000 nhm.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Unit runs good and then 1 of the 2 breakers trip after about 10 secs.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
You either have too much of a load on that circuit, there is a short in that circuit, or the breaker is weak. You will need to have an amp draw test done on that circuit to determine the actual load. It would be best to also have the genset separately load tested, to make sure the genset is putting out the proper power.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for the delay. I've been out of town.
I have a good amp meter so I will definitely try that tomorrow but Let me give you a little more info. This is my first time using j/a and I was a little vague with my question.My gen has a 20 amp breaker and a 30 amp. The 30 amp is the 1 that seems to trip after about 10 sec of being reset. I unplugged the microwave converters/charger and still tripped.
I followed the wires from the gen and they go into a junction box, there is an outlet right below it. The outlet has a cord that seems to be just for the ac units.
I hope this makes sense but I can unplug the cord from the outlet for the ac and plug the shore power cord into it and it works and does not trip the 20 amp circuit.
I was going to try to disconnect that 30 amp line ant the junction box. If it still trips when unhooked do you have any ideas what it could be?
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
If your coach is wired properly, the 20A breaker is only for the rear A/C, and the 30A breaker is for the rest of the coach (front A/C, microwave, water heater, converter, receptacles etc).I have no idea what that receptacle might be for - I have no idea what size it even is (15A, 20A, 30A). Not without being able to see it. But check that junction box for a short. It is common for manufacturers to not tape the wire nuts in place, and for them to vibrate loose.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
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