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Old 06-26-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Main breaker popping

We are having difficulty cooking without popping the shoreline main breaker. It seems we can not run the a/c, TV, microwave oven and a toaster oven without it tripping. Also, running a blow dryer and the microwave or the toaster oven causes problems. I have a sunseeker 2860 30 amp circuit and I find it hard to believe I am that limited. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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We are having difficulty cooking without popping the shoreline main breaker. It seems we can not run the a/c, TV, microwave oven and a toaster oven without it tripping. Also, running a blow dryer and the microwave or the toaster oven causes problems. I have a sunseeker 2860 30 amp circuit and I find it hard to believe I am that limited. Any suggestions?
You are...it's more of the startup with what you want to run. The A/c pulls about 11 to 13 at cycle if you have the TV, microwave going then you start something else up like a toster oven you could pull over 30 0r 32 amps...
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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I agree with tbritt. My old TT, a 2010 Flagstaff 831RLSS, was a 30 amp unit. With the A/C on, we could run either the microwave or a blow dryer, but not both at the same time.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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We are having difficulty cooking without popping the shoreline main breaker. It seems we can not run the a/c, TV, microwave oven and a toaster oven without it tripping. Also, running a blow dryer and the microwave or the toaster oven causes problems. I have a sunseeker 2860 30 amp circuit and I find it hard to believe I am that limited. Any suggestions?
One (New Jersey) word: Forgetaboutit!!!

Look at the amp ratings at everything that you are trying to use. Then look at ths start-up amps, and you'll see that you are pushing the draw to the max.
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Thank you

I was hoping it was nothing more than a lack of knowledge. It is time we learn how to adjust to minimum power. Thanks for all the input.
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I use an electric fry pan to do the eggs and bacon in the morning. When the DW hits the microwave, we pop everything.

I now run an extension cord to the pole and tap into the 20 amp duplex for the toaster and fry pan. That way the camper is not bothered by what I am doing outside.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:56 PM   #7
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I use an electric fry pan to do the eggs and bacon in the morning. When the DW hits the microwave, we pop everything.

I now run an extension cord to the pole and tap into the 20 amp duplex for the toaster and fry pan. That way the camper is not bothered by what I am doing outside.
X2 even run coffee maker outside off 20amp
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Nothing really to add here, but want to know, why camp and use electric cooking devices? I grew up camping, most every week-end, in a primitive campground. No water, had to carry it in buckets, several hundred yard, no electric, no sewer, a dump station a mile away. 45 sites, did have 3 bathrooms, flush toilets, one light bulb, on men's side. Never went in women's side. We had a fire, or a Coleman stove, and that was camping. Oh, by the way, only bath was in the river with 44 degree water and the trout.

Sorry, not trying to hijack this thread, just can't believe the electric load people are putting on campers these days. Grill over the fire some bacon, or even better, country ham. Put your iron skillet over the campfire. Who cares about drying their hair, you're camping, not attending the prom.

Sorry for the vent, enjoy your time, anyway you want it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #9
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Yes we do use a lot of power to camp in our RVs but many of use use them a lot and for extended stays. Many of us are older and live in parts of the country where AC is a must and when we spend lots of time in them we also require TVs and the internet etc. Before we buy Rvs we should know out needs and the limits of 30 amps. I would not even think of camping in the spring, summer or fall in SE Texas without a 2 AC fifty amp unit. While it may be ok for some, a 30 amp with one AC in this part of the country, without shade would not be fun.
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I think a common misunderstanding is that "if i can do it at home, I can do it in my rv!" you have to remember that at home almost everything you listed has its own separate breaker to run off of. At the campsite your using one for everything.

Herk, we used to use the electric skillet also but know we use a Coleman road trip grill that has a burner and griddle insert. In the hot summer months I try to keep the heat outside.
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