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Old 01-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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I am thrilled to join the Airstream community. I apologize in advance for errors I may make in posting. I am learning to navigate this site. OK, I pick up my new AS this Friday. (01/25/13) I will spend the next few days packing. One thread discussed fuses and watts. My question is: Am I limited to how many items I should use at one time? Blow-dryer, coffeepot, microwave etc.... This is trial & error for me. My first trailer ever. Always wanted an AS. Yahoo!!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Yes, there is a limit on how much power load you can use before tripping a breaker. Your appliance instructions will tell you it's peak draw. Just add the current draw of which appliances you plan to use at the same time to the amp rating of the circuit used. Make sure that the current draw is less than the amp rating.
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Welcome to the forum. Yes, there is a limit on how much power load you can use before tripping a breaker. Your appliance instructions will tell you it's peak draw. Just add the current draw of which appliances you plan to use at the same time to the amp rating of the circuit used. Make sure that the current draw is less than the amp rating.
Keith, because we have almost the same trailer, I can tell you that about the only thing you could expect the breaker to trip over, would be in extremely hot weather when you have the AC running full throttle. The microwave could possibly cause it to trip.

It's happened to us, but only once. Rest assured, your trailer is pretty capable of handling all of the smaller appliances simultaneously.
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Yep, they all come from bauxite!
A little known fact is that Airstreams cannot be manufactured from recycled aluminum; it isn't pure enough.
Airstreams start as bauxite!
Welcome to the forums. We look forward to guiding you toward Airstream nirvana during the coming days, weeks, months and years.
P.S. My first Airstream was a 23'. Great length!
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Welcome! I think those before me answered your question of how many appliances you can run at one time. We use a Italian coffee pot on the stove top to cut down on electricity (plus I like the taste better) and you will find you wont be running all of those appliances at once. Welcome and keep us posted on how your first trip goes!
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