AC and electric water heater
I understand the concept of a breaker being kicked off when running AC and electric water heater simultaneously. But I'm not sure why this has never happened to me.
For many years we have camped in 30-amp trailers with 30-amp service, and we've never run the water heater on propane. The first thing we do when arriving at a campsite in summertime is to get the AC cranking and fire up the water heater on electric, along with the fridge (which is already cold from traveling with it on gas).
We don't run any other appliances while setting up the camper, so maybe I've been living right on the edge of popping a breaker. During the course of a day, though, we will leave the AC and water heater on while using all manner of other appliances. I know the power draw is affected when the AC and water heater cycle off and on, so maybe that is helping me.
We also use the hair dryer and microwave for short periods on most days, and I know those are big draws.
Any thoughts on why I've been able to dodge this bullet so far? Hint: It's not due to clean living.
Thanks in advance for your input.
2013 Surveyor SP220
2010 Silverado LT 5.3 V8
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