Originally Posted by masterbinrat
I purchased a 2013 travel trailer model number 832IKBS and I can't seem to run my AC on a 20 Amp breaker. The AC model is 13,500 btu which only draws 17 amp on start up, so there shouldn't be a problem. The campsite manager told me to turn everything off and try it...I did on low and the ac wouldn't kick in (compressor) and on high it tripped their 20 amp breaker. So, botton line I think there may be problems with their power distribution because some campsites are running their ac with no problems and other people can't even run their ac with a 30 amp site. Even my TV was cutting in and out this weekend with the campsites full.
Why cant you plug into the 30 amp at the power pedestal?
Here's a few reasons you may not be able to run it on 20 amp circuit.
Fridge requires 5-8 amps on shore power.
Water heater 9-13 amps on electric.
Remember your converter is on 2-8 amp draw.
A/c may draw over 20 amps to start especially if its hot and humid.
Good chance there's actually not enough voltage at power pole "ie" less than 110v.
Shut off all breakers in camper except "main" and a/c breaker and see if it starts.
Also get yourself a digital vokt ohm meter and always check power pedestal before plugging in.