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Old 07-22-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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We are borrowing a Grand Surveyor to live in for 40 days at KOA. We hooked up to the electric, & not everything will run off of it. We have power outlets that work & the microwave. Refrig is running off of gas. AC & lights on battery. Any suggestions?? Thank you!!
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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You'll only have 30A of available power. Running the A/C, water heater leaves little for anthing else. If some 120V plugs don't work, check for a tripped breaker or GFI.

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Old 07-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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We are borrowing a Grand Surveyor to live in for 40 days at KOA. We hooked up to the electric, & not everything will run off of it. We have power outlets that work & the microwave. Refrig is running off of gas. AC & lights on battery. Any suggestions?? Thank you!!
The AC does not run on battery so it is also running on AC power.

A 30 amp camper will draw way more than 30 amps if you turn everything on and it will trip the main breaker. Additionally, in the heat of summer, the campground may not be able to sustain the voltage required to run all that stuff.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately when we unhook the battery charger from the batteries, only the microwave & outlets work on the electric, nothing else. We may have to have someone come look at it. Refrig & AC only work when the battery charger is hooked up to the batteries. We haven't tried the water heater yet.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:14 PM   #5
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We are borrowing a Grand Surveyor to live in for 40 days at KOA. We hooked up to the electric, & not everything will run off of it. We have power outlets that work & the microwave. Refrig is running off of gas. AC & lights on battery. Any suggestions?? Thank you!!
Man, I have GOT to ask.
You did not plug into a 220 VAC electric dryer outlet did you?
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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Polarity fuses? Symptoms seem kind of similar to when I reversed the battery cables several years ago. I only did it for a second, but that was enough to blow the 40amp polarity fuses. Just a thought.
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Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately when we unhook the battery charger from the batteries, only the microwave & outlets work on the electric, nothing else. We may have to have someone come look at it. Refrig & AC only work when the battery charger is hooked up to the batteries. We haven't tried the water heater yet.
"when we unhook the battery charger from the batteries, only the microwave & outlets work on the electric."

Sounds like ac is hooked up and ok, batteries dead? or bad terminals? Likely the reason you lose reefer and ac when DC power is disconnected which acts as control power for each device. Can you check battery voltage with charger off?
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