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Old 08-31-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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Rivet 30 amp enough for AC?

i just purchased a classic 2003 and was wondering if 30amp at a campsite will run the airconditioner?
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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Runs them just fine. I would think you would have no issues with 30 amps of power in your Classic. Welcome to the group,
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Yep.

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Old 08-31-2009, 05:16 PM   #4
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First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

A 30 amp campground power outlet should be plenty to run your whole trailer, including the air conditioner or heat pump.

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Old 09-01-2009, 01:19 AM   #5
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Hi, a 30 amp circuit should run everything that your trailer came with. Although, one time we had too many other appliances running at once and kicked the power off. Electric blanket, oil filled heater, coffee maker, toaster, and micro wave. [something like that, I don't remember exactly] I checked my trailer's circuit breakers and all was good. It was the camp ground circuit breaker that tripped.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:33 AM   #6
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Welcome to the club!

You might want to get a volt meter to put in one of your outlets. It will help you determine if the available amps are in the "safe zone". This way you can make sure you are not damaging your A/C compressor unit. We were at a site this summer and had 30 amp service, but because of the heat and everyone running their AC's the reading was under the safe green zone. 30 amps does not guarantee you'll have voltage in the safe zone. Luckily we were only there for one day. It is my understanding that prolonged voltage this low would significantly lessen the life of your AC unit.

Here's an example:

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30 amps will do fine. Just avoid using extensions cords on your power supply cable if at all possible when you're running the AC, electric WH (if applicable), or space heaters.

If you do use an extension from time to time, make sure that it is the same cable size (10/3 in my case) as the factory supplied cable, and keep the length as short as possible to minimize the affects of Voltage Drop.

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