View Poll Results: Is it normal for AC and Microwave to trip circuit breaker?
Yes, its just how it is. 43 57.33%
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:09 PM   #31
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Thanks for your input. We have a surge protector installed in our fifth. It wasn't cheap. About three hundred dollars. It was well worth the price. If you go to a campground with low , reversed or intermittent surges it takes care of that. We used to have one on the main power line but now it is inside the rv and when you plug into post it takes exactly 2 1/2 minutes to get power in the rv. Helps making replacement of electrical equipment not an issue. I would be without one.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:14 PM   #32
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I can use both the AC and microwave. My fireplace turns off if I use the microwave. Normal! but we work with it.
Now that is one for the books! Fireplace doesn't use any electric. Once it's lit. The microwave and the air conditioner doesn't use any gas. That makes no sense at all! I'm going to have think about this for a while.

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Old 07-21-2015, 04:20 PM   #33
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Fireplaces in the Fifth wheels are electric and throw out a lot of heat when needed. Takes as much power as the microwave plus.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:23 PM   #34
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Fireplaces in the Fifth wheels are electric and throw out a lot of heat when needed. Takes as much power as the microwave plus.
They require a 15 amp outlet.
the one I looked @ was between 7.5 and 9 amp draw.

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Old 07-21-2015, 05:06 PM   #35
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They require a 15 amp outlet.
the one I looked @ was between 7.5 and 9 amp draw.

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OK, now I understand. I thought they were gas logs.

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Old 07-21-2015, 05:19 PM   #36
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Just to throw in my two cents. We were getting the new Ultra V ready for this weekend. I had the TT running of the generator to get my 30 amps. We had the air on and my DW was running the vac (10 amp). I was checking the TV and the stereo. It tripped the breaker on the generator, but not in the TT. I turned off the TV and stereo, and we didn't have anymore problems and got our cleaning done. I'm sure the breaker on the gen is not the best in the world, either.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:21 PM   #37
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we had this issue with the last 2 campers we had before the one we have now, because they were both using the same circuit, the only way to avoid it was to run one to another circuit. I personally think the AC needs to be on a circuit by itself
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:22 PM   #38
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we had this issue with the last 2 campers we had before the one we have now, because they were both using the same circuit, the only way to avoid it was to run one to another circuit. I personally think the AC needs to be on a circuit by itself
A/c is normally on its own circuit.
So is microwave.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:36 PM   #39
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This sounds like Greenacres in Hooterville where Oliver Wendell Douglas is teaching his wife Lisa how to run her appliances in their run down farmhouse. Every plug has a number attached to it 1-7 and she can plug in anything till it adds up to 7. After that the fuse blows out. This sounds like some RVs when everything can't run at once and 7 is the max.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:52 PM   #40
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Learned so much from reading all your posts. Thank you so much everyone. Yes I was also running my water heater on electric....Doh!!!
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