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Old 05-07-2015, 11:12 AM   #21
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I put one of these on the outside panel to remind me to turn off the electric before disconnecting.

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Ok I will buy that as a good reminder, so thanks for the idea going to try using electric only this weekend and see how it goes.


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Old 05-07-2015, 11:20 AM   #22
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We turn the heater on when needed. It heats up so fast and uses so little gas that we feel it is not worth the worry of using electric. I can turn it off before the dishes are done and have plenty of hot water and no problems with the shower either.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:50 AM   #23
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When we picked up our new 21 DS the guy who showed us the use of everything. Said that he had put a trap door in the bottom of the trailer and hooked a drop cord so he could plug in the water heater because his wife was blowing the fuses by turning on to many things. Has anyone heard of this?
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:06 PM   #24
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When we picked up our new 21 DS the guy who showed us the use of everything. Said that he had put a trap door in the bottom of the trailer and hooked a drop cord so he could plug in the water heater because his wife was blowing the fuses by turning on to many things. Has anyone heard of this?
I think he meant "tripping the circuit breakers" since fuses are for the 12 volt DC stuff....not the 120 volt AC things.

Yes, several campers do this on high amp electrical things. They will run an extension cord to the 15/20 amp outlet in the campground pedestal to provide another power source for something in the trailer. However, if the 15/20 amp pedestal outlet is wired as a slave to the 30 amp outlet, it may still trip the circuit breaker on the pedestal.
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When we picked up our new 21 DS the guy who showed us the use of everything. Said that he had put a trap door in the bottom of the trailer and hooked a drop cord so he could plug in the water heater because his wife was blowing the fuses by turning on to many things. Has anyone heard of this?
I have run an extra cord to power stuff with our old pop up, but you now have me wondering if its on its own circuit....
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