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Old 09-10-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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park model on 30 amp service

I am looking into buying one of the park model trailers but the site I have found only has a 30 amp service. My question is that will the park model with an electric water heater, electric refrigerator, electric washer and dryer and electric air conditioner be managable on a 30 amp service. I know that if everything is on at once the system blows a breaker. But with management of assets , is it workable. Also would getting a gas/electric water heater help the mix. Thanks for your input from anyone who has had experience.
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
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I guess you could manage your power assets and have no problems,however I have found that I can't use the AC and convection oven without throwing a breaker.It would be so much simpler if the manufacturer provided 50 amp.for all RV,I don't believe the cost would be that much of an issue and then we wouldn't have this issue.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:35 AM   #3
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I started off having to use a 30 amp adaptor in my "park model" 39BS. The trailer was made to run off a 50 amp, but my site only had 30amp. I had no problems what so ever with the 30 amp connection....just don't run everything at once.
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It would be so much simpler if the manufacturer provided 50 amp.for all RV,I don't believe the cost would be that much of an issue and then we wouldn't have this issue.
What???
Many smaller trailers do not have electric hot water heaters.
Some don't even have air conditioners.
LOTs of them are just fine at 30 amps-- mine included.
We call ours a "travel trailer" not a house trailer ;-))

Requiring everyone to pay for 50 amp when not needed is huge.
Don't even consider asking every campground in North America
to upgrade to all 50 amp service!!
At today's labor and copper prices we're talking Billion$
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Your point is well made,I meant in my statement that if the 50 amp.was available, as an option it would make the issue of regulating different electrical appliances a non-issue.
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