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Old 09-22-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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my generator is 2200 unit, everytime I plug in trailer to generator breaker on generator outlet pops, turned off everything on trailer panel, tried turning on 1 breaker at a time, every breaker I turned on popped breaker on generator. If I plug in tv or bed inflator ect. directly to gen no problem. Help!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:02 PM   #2
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Do you have the same problem if you plug the trailer into shore power? Or does this only happen with the generator?
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:53 AM   #3
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Shore power is fine, so I think your going to tell me there is a problem with the generator. I was told the generator would do the job, it certainly seems big enough. Now I only plugged the trailer into the regular outlet on the gen but it does have another single round outlet on it but I did not have an adaptor to fit it. Would that make a difference?
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:00 AM   #4
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Any chance your generator is a 220V unit? Can you get a picture of the "round" outlet. I'm assuming it's not a regular RV 30 amp round outlet or you wouldn't need an adapter.

The other option is that you have the live wire and return wire (black and white in an electrical cord) reversed. RV's often have the return and ground (white and green) wires shorted together and this might be causing a problem is the outlet on the generator has the "live" on the wrong prong. Basically your generator is getting the live wire shorted directly to ground whenever you are turning on a breaker.

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Shore power is fine, so I think your going to tell me there is a problem with the generator. I was told the generator would do the job, it certainly seems big enough. Now I only plugged the trailer into the regular outlet on the gen but it does have another single round outlet on it but I did not have an adaptor to fit it. Would that make a difference?
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Who is the manfacturer and what is the model of your Gen set?
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:32 AM   #6
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Brand name Champion propane powered 2200peak 1900running
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:49 PM   #7
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I would think that you should be able to run everything on your trailer but the air conditioner with your gen set. If you plug into the duplex plug that should be 15 Amp capacity. Your gen set only has an 18 amp max surge capacity and about 15 Amp continous capacity at sea level so it might be of limited use if you travel to areas higher than 5,000 feet. Do you have a meter to check the output voltage? It could be that your RPM is low which would lower you voltage and increase you amperage draw and pop the reset button.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:03 PM   #8
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Did you try plugging something else into the generator, maybe a flood light or electric drill and see if it runs that. It sounds like your trailer is fine if it runs on shore power. Also check output with a meter like ArizAl recommended, could be your voltage is low.
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