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Old 06-14-2015, 01:10 PM   #1
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Breaker tripping

We are camping for the first time with our new Wildwood 27RKSS. Everytime we run the hair dryer and the AC the breaker trips. It seems to be the only combination to trip. Our old camper we had for 10 years didn't do this. Except every once in a while when the campground was full. I can run all other appliances and the AC just fine.
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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Your new ac pulls more amps than your old one did. The hair dryer and ac pull too many amps (more than 30)
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
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Does your new camper have an electric element to the water heater? Using a hair dryer implies just having taken a shower and if so, the electric element will be on to recover the hot water. This element can draw 14 amps by itself which is almost half that available, Hair dryer on high could be nearly the same so you have very little left for anything else. If anything else is on, you likely won't trip any individual circuit in the camper, but it will be a toss-up as to whether the main 30-amp in the converter or at the power post will go first.
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Which breaker, the one on the pole or in the camper? 30A or other?
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:04 PM   #5
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It is the 30A in the camper. I thought about the elements and cut it off. All that is on is the AC the fridge and the hair dryer. But if the AC is pulling 20A and the dryer pulls 14A. That itself is too much.


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Old 06-14-2015, 02:07 PM   #6
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I have ran the hair dryer three times and it trips. We have been here 2 days and have ran everything else at the same time and it did not trip. Just with the hair dryer.


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Old 06-17-2015, 05:10 PM   #7
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Hair dryers can be 1200W or more. That is a 10A plus draw! Also, when they get old the vents fill with dust and the coils over heat. Running A/C with a few other small items and the hair dryer will easily blow the CB.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:13 PM   #8
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Took the 30 amp main breaker out. The wire was just stuffed in loose I put it in and tightened it in and works fine. No tripping


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Thanks for coming back and letting us know that you fixed it and what the fix was. Sometimes we try to rationalize why things happen and forget to recommend to check for loose connections, even though we've all experienced them.
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