Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-27-2015, 09:57 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
dan-nickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 1,506
Is your Water Heater on electric too?
If so, turn it to propane and try again.
__________________

__________________
Dan
2014 Berkshire 390RB-60
dan-nickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2015, 01:41 PM   #12
7 Year Class A RV'er
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 1,038
I definitely would NOT recommend trying to run the blow dryer off the 20A outlet in the pedestal unless it is a GFI. Very dangerous! Blow dryers are just toasters with fans in them and toasters are the biggest issue you can get (usually) in wiring. They'll kick a breaker in a heartbeat. Here's a thought.....try using the blow dryer on cool air only (no heat). Bet that won't kick the breaker, although I don't know if it will dry your hair. It's a lot easier to dry my hair - both the remaining strands practically dry themselves without any help! Also wondering why the GFI you hopefully have the blow dryer plugged into is not popping before the 30A breaker - that in itself seems problematic, not to mention dangerous.
__________________

__________________
2015 Legacy SR340 360RB
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Toad

Gigi, Poppy and Sadie Lady...On the road, but not full time!
conceptumator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2015, 02:11 PM   #13
Cyber Phrenologist
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA
Posts: 1,699
We carry an extra heavy extension cord in the winter so we can heat with a space heater AND make toast and coffee at the same time.

We run the extension cord out via the slide seal to the 15/20 amp outlet on the pedestal. This bypasses all the trailers breakers. Your hair dryer may require such an arrangement. We purpose bought a hair dryer to keep in the trailer. Took forever to find one around 1200 watts as they are all 1600 or better now.
__________________
KU4OJ
Admin at www.openroadsradio.net, part of the Social Knowledge network.
"RVing and Amateur Radio served up on the same plate"
2008 (or is it 2009?) Rockwood 8280SS - 2007 F-150
Lot's of mostly Kenwood radios

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2015, 03:14 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,255
Quote:
Originally Posted by conceptumator View Post
I definitely would NOT recommend trying to run the blow dryer off the 20A outlet in the pedestal unless it is a GFI. Very dangerous!

Also wondering why the GFI you hopefully have the blow dryer plugged into is not popping before the 30A breaker - that in itself seems problematic, not to mention dangerous.
GFCI's have nothing to do with protecting against an overload, only circuit variation, so there is nothing wrong with his system.

According to the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), since the 1987 UL standard change, and as older units have been replaced with newer units with the ALCI or IDCI immersion protection, hair dryer related deaths have decreased dramatically. 1991-1997 there were 12, and from 1998-2005 there was 1. Additional laws have been passed that now require hair dryers to have their own GFI protection built into the unit (the big brick at the end of the cord with the 'test' and 'reset' buttons).

You're perfectly fine to use that type plugging directly into a CG power pedestal. If it overloads the circuit the pedestal breaker will trip. If it shorts out on you, the hair dryers GFI will trip.

If you install a dedicated outlet inside of your rig to be used with a 20A extension cord, it's never a bad idea to make it a GFI outlet.

Problem solved.
__________________
rana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 08:01 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Wolverine 1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: SouthWest Michigan
Posts: 3,688
3SS,,, hopefully your not trying to use a cord that is not heavy enough to carry 30 amps,,, hair dryers & toasters will surprise you on the amount of juice they draw !!!
I have not had a problem with a hair dryer in many years,,,
no hair,,, no dryer,,, just use a towel !!!
LOL !!!
__________________
Wolverine 1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 09:18 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 307
Thanks everyone for the responses. I am just turning off the ac and then drying hair. Micro will run for 30 seconds to 1 minute without tripping breaker. We will just have to adjust. Was a new experience for means thought a bigger inverter would help. Guess not. Have a great summer camping. Until next time.....
__________________
Sandy and Steve
Chooie, Baby, Grizzly, Sophie the 4 fur babies
2018 Rockwood 8301WS fiver
2003 Ford F-250 super duty diesel
Vinemont, AL
Triple SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 09:35 AM   #17
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triple SS View Post
Thanks everyone for the responses. I am just turning off the ac and then drying hair. Micro will run for 30 seconds to 1 minute without tripping breaker. We will just have to adjust. Was a new experience for means thought a bigger inverter would help. Guess not. Have a great summer camping. Until next time.....
BTW, it is not an inverter, it is a converter. Inverter converts 12VDC to 120VAC and your converter coverts 120VAC to 12VDC.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 09:41 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 307
Give me a break you old coot. I am still in the learning stage and will be there a long time Just kidding thanks for the correction
__________________
Sandy and Steve
Chooie, Baby, Grizzly, Sophie the 4 fur babies
2018 Rockwood 8301WS fiver
2003 Ford F-250 super duty diesel
Vinemont, AL
Triple SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 09:45 AM   #19
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triple SS View Post
Give me a break you old coot. I am still in the learning stage and will be there a long time Just kidding thanks for the correction
I did give you a break, you are sure not the first one or the last to confuse the two.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 10:01 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
jeff64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 908
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triple SS View Post
Give me a break you old coot. I am still in the learning stage and will be there a long time Just kidding thanks for the correction
Buy yourself a plug in voltmeter from CW. Put it in the most in your face outlet and look at it regularly. Then, you will know what to expect in terms of breakers popping or equipment failure. The green areas are from probably 110-125 or so. More campers, hotter weather, more ACs on spells lower voltage at the post.
I recall a Memorial Day weekend a couple years back, it was so hot out we couldn't get over 100 vac with everything running on LP that could.... we left and said the heck with it. It wasn't worth a burned out AC unit
__________________

__________________
jeff64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
breaker

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 PM.