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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt (GFCI) is a safety feature that should be installed in your RV and checked regularly. You can tell if you have a GFCI system in your RV by the special A/C outlet that is used. Between the two plugs on the outlet will be two buttons; one marked RESET and one marked TEST. GFCI outlets work by sensing the large current draw that would result from an electrical short to ground and tripping the built-in breaker. You should test the system at least monthly by pressing the TEST button. If the system is functioning the RESET button will immediately pop out. If it does, press it back in and feel safe. If it does not, stop using the electrical system until you have a qualified electrician look at it.