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Old 07-24-2014, 09:21 PM   #11
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Sounds like you have a bad breaker. Doesn't happen often, but does happen.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:26 PM   #12
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Might sound crazy, but.... Same problem. AC only thing running, breaker installed next to 30 amp main. 30 amp was tripping. Moved the AC breaker over a couple of slots (swapped it with something else), and 30 amp never tripped again. It was a shot in the dark, but it worked that time.

Problem with yours is, I see that it's one of those breakers with the 20 / 30 together.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:30 PM   #13
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I have been in the electrical maint industry for 35 years with a power company. Typically breakers will get warm as they reach their rated capacity. Now if it "HOT" as you described, and it tripped, it may indicate an underlying problem. Most "HOT" breakers result from BAD connections. If a connection is loose, it will require more amperage to do the same amount of work, that a tight connection would.b If all the connections are tight and in good condition it could be a faulty breaker, whereas the connections in the breaker are not "making" up properly. This is no where near as common as a loose connection. Hope this helps. Paul
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:35 PM   #14
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Both Big John and Paul have vaild points. I would move the breaker. Also make sure connections are tight. Third thing is the water heater off and fridge on propane? The voltage may be low meaning a AC unit current goes up along with anything else die to lower voltage.

At our park model and temp is 60 right now! No AC required.

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Old 07-24-2014, 09:48 PM   #15
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Another good point from B and B. If the volttage is low, it will ALWAYS increase the amperage. More amps = More heat. Maybe someone at the park can check the voltage. More time than not there is nothing they can do about it. I know in our industy, when there is a high demand for power, and not enough of it to go around, we will do voltage reductions on the system. This is not to inconvience people but to keep the grid stable. Better to have a stable grid (albiet low voltage) than no power at all.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:49 PM   #16
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Thanks for the suggestions all! I have fans blowing and the breaker box opened. Just sweating it out here. I can only get this rig down to 88 degrees today with it being 108 outside right now. Where's the pool...
Did not see if you said do you have 1 or 2 A/C? Can you add a A/C to your unit - if so this is the answer.

Really impossible to stay cool in the SW in the summer in a 30AMP 1 AC unit (We know because we lived in NM for 15 years)

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A way to help your ac cool down your TT is to hose down the roof and walls is direct sunlight. If cg will allow, spend 20-30 minutes running cold water over the roof and especially any walks that have sun shining on them. And put sun screens in windows that sun is coming thru. You know, the big reflective auto windshield screens available at Walmart and other dept stores. Helps the ac maintain cool better. Make sure ac filter is clean also. When all else fails, drive to higher altitude. : ')
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Here at home here in sunny southern Arizona it was 109 and I had a contractor putting new A/c in the house. My wife and cat escaped to the TT for refuge but along about 3pm the temps in the TT were up into the 80's.

Got the house a/c job completed but it still took several hours to get the house inside temps back down.
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We have the Surge Guard protector at the pedestal so I'm assuming the voltage isn't low requiring more amps. Otherwise the protector would shut down as a safety measure. I looked at a Lowes for a new breaker but they didn't have the one I needed so I'll hit HD tomorrow. Better to replace it and make sure all connections are tight.

Dry ice in the fridge and in front of the fans works great!
Think the only answer in this heat is a 2nd AC unit.
We wanna stay for the Blue Angels flying tomorrow then we're heading for cooler locations. Thanks all for the suggestions and support!
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