Originally Posted by Snedwid
... it seems agreed that the 30 amp plug is a design deficiency, Shouldn't it be proper to run all the standard equipment without tripping a breaker on overload?...
depends on WHAT the standard equipment is on the trayla...
not all units have a microwave, and some have ONE way water heaters or SMALL fridges.
while 50 amp connections are standard on big mohos and some big 5ers...
most travel trailers are 30 amp.
most rv parks have 30 amp.
some have 50 and 30.
there are many places where a 50 amp trailer would still only have access to 30 amp power.
rv parks often charge MORE for 50 amp connections...
most rvs and especially 'streams are a compilation of compromises.
light weight stuff, occasional use stuff, adequate utilities (if one is careful) and limited water supplies.
wiring/breakers in an rv are somewhat like HOUSE wiring...
generally with smaller capacity breakers (15/20/30 amps) and without 240V power.
many RV appliances can be run on gas or electricity and some of d'stuff does better on gas (fridge, water heater, cooktop, furnace)
IF u r totally new to rv'n it might be wise to delay buying accessories till you sort out more of the issues.
otoh that's another one of the nice things about starting with ONE 2000...
it will do almost everything
rv related and can be expanded later, IF the need develops.
IF u plan to summer camp in flo' cold air will be important, but there aren't many BOONDOCKING spots in flo'...
so hookups will be at hand in most of the commercial and state campgrounds so that AC can chill...