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Old 01-06-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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30A or 15A ...in 67 Safari

I havent yet gotten to the electrical portion of the Safari...BUT, why is it set up for 30A service? No AC was installed? How many A's does the fridge take on 110? Im guessing not that much? Why was the 30A service installed when nothing took that much current?
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I havent yet gotten to the electrical portion of the Safari...BUT, why is it set up for 30A service? No AC was installed? How many A's does the fridge take on 110? Im guessing not that much? Why was the 30A service installed when nothing took that much current?
30 amp servisce is stand for American made RV's.

The reefer, will draw not quite 2 amps, an AC 15 to 18 amps, Univolt 5-6 amps, Television set 2-3 amps, Toaster, 15 amps, Hair drier 15 amps, electric skillet, 5 to 10 amps, and the list goes on and on.

Obviously a naked trailer, such as yours, will use a minimum of current.

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Even though it's outfitted with a 30 amp system, you can run your rig on 15 amps provided you keep your use of power-drawing appliances to a minimum. Andy's post pretty much says it all.

We've had folks here on the park who just can't stand 30 amps. The one person who complained about power is a pretty good example: Visiting her rig, I found that every single outlet was outfitted with outlet splitters:



Duh.


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The standard RV hookup cable is 30 amp 10-gauge 3-conducter (10/3 wire).
Even my old Coleman tent trailer had one. If the RV park hook-up is on a
30 amp breaker (which I think most of them are) then your trailer should
be set up to match that. Note: there are an increasing number of
50 amp hookups out there (for the big MoHo's and 5th wheel types)

A different topic is what power converter do you get, they come in
30a, 45a, 60a models, but those amps are at 12 volts-dc not 120 volts-ac.
The original uni-volt converter in my 65 safari 22' was a 20a unit,
I replaced it with a 45a model. These need to run the blower on your furnace,
12 volt lights, vent-fans, etc.
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