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    GFI outlet keeps popping

    2020 Solitude 382WB. We have a GFI outlet at the front of the sinks that keeps popping randomly. Apparently when it does it cuts off all of the outlets in the entire back half of the trailer (bathroom, bedroom, back wall of kitchen). It pops even with just a single USB charger block for an iphone in any outlet - nothing else. It also pops either within minutes of plugging it in, or up to 2 hours later. The fuses in the panel all still sit in the ON position, including the one labelled GFI on the far right.

    Could this be a bad outlet tripping itself?

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    I would replace the outlet before running down the electrical rabbit hole. They do fail.

    As a side note, are the GFIs used in RVs the same as household outlets or, are they thinner to allow for less wal thickness? I've never pulled one out in a RV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhanthony View Post
    2020 Solitude 382WB. We have a GFI outlet at the front of the sinks that keeps popping randomly. Apparently when it does it cuts off all of the outlets in the entire back half of the trailer (bathroom, bedroom, back wall of kitchen). It pops even with just a single USB charger block for an iphone in any outlet - nothing else. It also pops either within minutes of plugging it in, or up to 2 hours later. The fuses in the panel all still sit in the ON position, including the one labelled GFI on the far right.

    Could this be a bad outlet tripping itself?
    Yes replace the outlet with a new one paying attention to where the line and load are landed on both the one you're removing and the new one you're installing. Also the fuses to the right have no correlation to the 120 volt circuits... they are 12 volt fuses for all of the 12 volt components.
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