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Sevenup

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I have brought the van home to prepare for my wife to take it away. The fusebox has been triggered cutting off the mains power to the van (Burstner 700i) everything in the van is now switched off but I haven’t a clue where to start to identify the problem. The electro block is @ Schaudt 99. Any clues where to start with this. Not a good time to develop problems is the night before a week of tranquillity 😱😜
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Firstly, do you mean the fuse box in the house cutting off the power via hookup to the MH?

If so, then I would ensure everything was switched off inside the MH, then turn the mains hookup back on. Then see what happens. Possibly everything will be back to normal. I've known modern circuit breakers have a hiccup and switch for no apparent reason

If it fails again, and once again I'm assuming you're hooked up to the house. What condition is your mains power lead in? I had to replace one when damp had found its way in along the cable and rotted away the copper wiring all along its length.

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Sorry. My error. It’s the fuse box in the van that keeps kicking off. Nothing is currently switched on in the van but it keeps blowing the circuit breaker
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Ok.

I'll go and have a think

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I want to ask questions but don't know in what order to ask them 🤔 And will make some assumptions that maybe wrong

Did you drive it home and then realise nothing was working "inside"? What then.?

What are you doing to make the CB fail? Is it hooking it up doing it?

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Ask away. I drove it home from storage. Parked up and connected up. I switched on fridge at some point and ran the water to remove air from the pipes after putting in around 50 litres. I noticed main power wasn’t on tonight. I’ve reset fuse but it triggers again quite quickly
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You say it's been in storage. Any mice droppings visible? The little devils have been known to gnaw through wiring etc.

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Nothing visible but I’ll crawl about. I’ve just reset it and take a look in 5
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Is anything plugged into any of the 240v sockets ,might be damp in a 240v outlet causing it to trip.
Have you got an inverter switched on or the on board battery charger. Maybe switch of then try switching one at a time if it doesn't trip first of.

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As it's dark. Turn off all. Then put it on hookup. Does it blow? If not, then switch in one item. Does it blow? If not then try a different one only. If it blows on one, does it blow on the other?, if not then try both together. Process of elimination, try something until it blows. See if you can nail it to just one.
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Right. I think I’ve found a potential target for the problem. I have a roof mounted a/c unit and have switched it off at its junction box (which is fused) on a spur circuit. The power light stays on. I’m going to give it another 30 minutes and switch it on again, then the fridge. My wife won’t be using the A/c unit if that’s the source. If it’s the fridge, we have a cool box that will do. Check back in half an hour for this latest instalment. Where’s the drink!!
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Ok. I have a problem with the wiring on the A/C unit. I have switched it off and everything is running fine. I can leave it off and get it looked at when my wife gets back. Thanks for the advice.
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Whip out the fuse for the a/c so it can't be turned on accidentally before you get it fixed.
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I’ve done that. She won’t need the air con and some heat in the van might be just the thing. I have a couple of failed lights that need fixed and I’ll get the whole thing checked over then. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it
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Glad you found the cause of the problem well done, Thanks for letting us know
that's always helpful.[big-thumbs-up-smiley-emoticon]

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Here was me planning a quiet night and an even quieter week! I suspect that there’s a bit of moisture in there somewhere but I’ll get a professional to check it at a more convenient time than the night before a big trip
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Ya best left alone till the Mrs is back with the van, at least ya know were the problem is now.
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