Originally Posted by rwtdct
I was recently on a trip. While plugged into a 30 amp plug (RV is 30 amp) I was running air con. coffee maker and my wife had here blow dryer going.
You definitely exceeded 30 amps with those three items. You should have tripped either the RV's main breaker or the campgrounds pedestals 30 amp breaker.
These links may help you understand what you can have on (and thus must have off) in order to live within your 30 amp threshold. We all have to learn this eventually.
Also remember that Watts= Voltage X amps
or better yet that amps= watts/divided by volts
A 1500 watt hair dryer needs 12.5 amps just by itself.
12.5 amps = 1500watts/120 volts
Basic RV Electricity - RV Information (RV Maintenance)
and this will give you a better understanding of what the converter actually does
RV Converters and Amp Draw - RV Information (RV Maintenance)
Hope it helps
I do wonder about the campground pedestal. Did you turn off the circuit breaker and back on when you say you disconnected and reconnected after everything went off. You may have just tripped the breaker in the campground pedestal, and thus reset it when you were disconnecting/reconnecting your RV's power cord if you flipped it off and then back on....as you should have when disconnecting the cord.
Also campground pedestal breakers get weak over time from RV'ers exceeding their max potential and just the amount of times they are switched on/off. They may trip at less than 30 amps.