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Old 09-10-2019, 08:37 PM   #15
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Turn off air conditioner and electric water heater element while using blow drier and you will be fine. My wife blew the breaker a few times before she finally learned this. We have never had a problem with the refrigerator on electric, but it is possible.

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Old 09-10-2019, 08:43 PM   #16
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:16 AM   #17
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Thank you, everyone, for your help. I will turn the hair dryer on the lowest setting. I havenít looked for the breaker box yet, but Iím sure Iíll find it. Safe travels out there!
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:13 AM   #18
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buy a lower wattage one for the trailer ....we got one about 8-900w? ....wife likes it and its easy to use on inverter while boon docking
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If you are staying in a campground, the common shower area is always a safe bet...or get your hair styled, like I have done, so that you can let it dry naturally...
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:32 AM   #21
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My standard practice is to turn the air con/heat system OFF while I use the hair dryer and then turn it back on when finished. If you do overload and it flips off, just flip the breaker back on.
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:36 AM   #22
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A flashlight is useful when looking inside your breaker box. If you have twin config. the box is at the end of the right twin near floor. Lid flips down. Look for the switch with the number "30" imprinted on it. It will look a little bit out of alignment, just push it down and back up into alignment with others and voila, power restored. I, too, am 'electrically challenged' but I had to learn this in my early days on my last long trip.
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:55 AM   #23
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Yep, wife's 1875 hair dryer works fine . Just make sure the microwave and air conditioner are off.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:52 PM   #24
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You will find your answer in this thread if you are boondocking:

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Old 09-13-2019, 08:56 PM   #25
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that uses 2/3 of the 30a service
your ok as long as the load of everything else is under 9A. ie no uwave or AC running

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