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Old 03-09-2015, 11:51 AM   #1
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30 or 50 amp

I ordered a new wolf pack 315 and didn't see where it was a 30 or 50 amp. I called and its 30amp. My question is do you think 30 amp is ok. We will run ac, 2 TVs, dish sat, and maybe microwave at most at same time if it can. Occasional hair dryer, fan at night, coffee maker in morning. This is second trailer for us and I haven't had trouble b4 but didn't have dish sat. Thanks and please educate me!
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:55 AM   #2
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Hello, 30 amps will run all items. You might have to avoid the hotwater heater when running in hot weather if you want the Microwave, other than that it will work just fine, TV and Sat do not draw that much. I run my trailer with 30 amps and 15 K BTU AC unit as well.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:57 AM   #3
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Mark Polk has a fairly good article and approximation chart on how many amps a lot of common appliances use here. It may help and you can kinda add up what it all takes:

RV Converters and Amp Draw - RV Information (RV Maintenance)

1500 watt Hair dryers and space heaters are also pretty big energy users (12.5 amps per and better). You may need to watch what else is on (and needs to be turned off) at the same time when using either/or
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:26 PM   #4
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I've always used gas on hot water heater bc of recovery rate and fear of breaker tripping.
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I'd be wary of running two ACs on 30 amps.
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:27 PM   #6
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I'd be wary of running two ACs on 30 amps.
I may have missed something here? I saw where the OP discussed two televisions, but not two A/C's.

I would think any RV's with 2 air conditioners would be a 50 amp variety from the factory?
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I may have missed something here? I saw where the OP discussed two televisions, but not two A/C's.

I would think any RV's with 2 air conditioners would be a 50 amp variety from the factory?
True,
30 amp one a/c
50 amp two a/c's
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True,
30 amp one a/c
50 amp two a/c's
I have 30 amp and run:
2 tv's
A/c
Satellite and receiver
2 fridge ' s
And water heater.
I have 2 microwaves but can only run one @ a time.
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Are you sure its only 30a? We got our 315 in nov and its 50a.Does your power cord pull out or plug into the side of the trailer? # prong plg or 4?
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I ordered it. Been 5 days since down payment. I didn't see where it had a 30 amp or 50 amp on order sheet. I selected a 15 ac unit. I called and asked and they said it was 30. Should I change it to 50 if possible? How do you like your unit? I am buying a few things each week for it and wondered which surge protector to get. I may wait until it arrives.
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