Originally Posted by campercat
I have a brand new (2 weeks old) Flagstaff 831BHSS. It has the electric/gas water heater that I think is causing my breaker to go out alot. If I have the electric water heater on, and I turn on the microwave, it throws the breaker. If I have the water heater on gas, it does not do that. Is there a different solution to this or do I just have to not use the electric water heater?
First off congrats on the new unit. Once you have the few issues ironed out you'll be happy camping.
Which breaker is tripping? Hopefully it's not the 30 amp one.
Is it marked?
What size is it?
Your water heater draws 1500 watts.
You microwave draws 1300 watts.
There's 2800 watts of your 3600 watts right there. That's a little over 23 amps. If both of those appliances are on a 15 or 20 amp breaker, then they will trip it.
Your options are either turn your WH off while you're using the MW or go back to the dealer and have them add a separate breaker for one or the other. If it were me, I'd press the dealer into adding a breaker.