I have a 2005 Terry quantum 295rlts. During the day when its hotter my panel keeps tripping the main breaker when the a/c is running. I took some basic readings with my voltmeter and all I can tell is that the current spikes to high once the main breaker heats up. We bought it used and I know that my battery is not new and I've also found that someone removed one of the outlets and left the cord cut under the trailer. How can I stop my RV's a/c from tripping the main breaker?

Answer

You can be suffering from a number of small problems that are adding up on you on hot days.

With an older RV, you must keep your COACH battery relatively NEW and full of water and fully charged.

Your Air Conditioner will age and eventually, it will draw several AMPS more current to start up and to run, so keep the air filter clean and you could even get up on the roof and clean the coils for better airflow.

Next, on those really HOT days, you should take precautions to only use your necessary appliances and make sure you unplug the things that are not necessary during the peak periods of heat during the day. Read my article on How to Keep Cool in your RV for tips.

Many people don't realize that breakers that kick out often can eventually weaken ad not be able to handle the load they could when new, so consider replacing that MAIN breaker to get a couple of more Amps during these peak periods.

Updated on July 26, 2020

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Troubleshooting and Repairing RV Electrical Problems for the Beginner
By Don Bobbitt
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