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Old 09-09-2014, 07:18 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post
Don't want them plugging you into a 220 VAC circuit due to the plug shape!
Imagine the lamentation on these fora after that ...

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Old 09-10-2014, 08:15 AM   #32
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Your microwave and AC draw every amp of electricity using a 30amp power source. In most cases running them together will use more than the allowed 30 amps, trip your breaker. Your service entrance cable, big wire from power source to you trailer is protected at 30 amps by your main breaker. DO NOT mess with it as it's dangerous to you, your family and can burn down your trailer. Two options; 1st is take your trailer to the dealer and tell them your issues, 2nd way is to use a 15-20 amp extension cord, plug in your microwave and run it to the power stand and use one of the 120 volt outlets. Be not listen to handy man advise, talk to a certified electrician. Happy camping!

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Old 09-10-2014, 08:31 AM   #33
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Easiest and safest solution is to just turn the AC off for no longer than you will be using the microwave.

Be a little difficult to plug the mw into a separate cord on the pole as the mw plug in's are usually in the compartment the mw is bolted into.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:54 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Easiest and safest solution is to just turn the AC off for no longer than you will be using the microwave.

Be a little difficult to plug the mw into a separate cord on the pole as the mw plug in's are usually in the compartment the mw is bolted into.

Our microwave is mounted in the cabinets & would be hard to remove to plug into a separate cord. ( I assume that it is cord & plug connected) It would be nearly impossible to run a separate cord to it. It is semi permanently mounted above the stove.

We started shutting off the AC. & back to running the water heater on gas. Never had this issue with our other campers but we never had a mounted microwave before or a water heater that runs on electric as well. Our other microwaves were probably smaller wattage.

Actually it is all the other stuff that is running as well.


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Old 09-10-2014, 05:50 PM   #35
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Well it's about to become cooler and the A/C won't be an issue (for us central folks). We had the same issue and just turn something off to run the other. On do you get use to it, we find it works better.

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Old 09-10-2014, 06:13 PM   #36
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The more I read posts about this the more I am POed about this
FR should not build the trailer if it cannot run the equipment that the trailer is equipped with. If it keeps blowing 30Amps then FR should only offer the unit with 50Amps
If I had known that this was going to be a issue I would have ordered mine with the 2nd AC which comes with the 50Amp upgrade. Like I said ,right now I run a 50 to 30 adapter for the trailer and also run a 110 extension cord to the outside fridge,Ice maker and Griddle .I am going to make myself a adapter to plug into the 30Amp at the pedestal to a two gang GFIC 110 box for my outside stuff when there is no 110 outlet on the pedestal (one of the campgrounds I was at only had a 30 and 50 on the Pedestal)


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