Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-27-2019, 01:15 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
dlenloe's Avatar
 
Tomball , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 65
Hair blow dryer and A/C or A/C and microwave

Can any of you having the 2016 FC 23ft use a hair blow dryer and A/C at the same time?? What about the A/C and microwave? I am still new at the camping and concerned about blowing a fuse or something. I do so appreciate the voices of experience.
__________________

dlenloe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2019, 01:30 PM   #2
.-. -...
 
Adventure.AS's Avatar

 
2017 25' International
Port Dover , ON Canada
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,588
Do you run the DHW with electricity too?
__________________

__________________
Ray B.

“One test is worth a thousand 'expert' opinions”
Sign at Boeing headquarters, posted by test pilot Alvin “Tex” Johnston, c1948
Adventure.AS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2019, 01:36 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
1986 31' Sovereign
Miami , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,050
Blog Entries: 13
Assuming you have 30 amp service, you probably should not run the a/c and either the microwave or hair dryer. It may work as long as the a/c doesn't cycle but, if it does, you'll almost certainly pop the breaker. I just switch the A/C to "fan" while microwaving then back on after I am done and would do the same if we owned a hair dryer.
__________________
new (usually dirty) Nissan Titan XD (hardly paid for)
Old (enhanced with "male pattern baldness") Sovereign
Young, lovely bride
Goofy dog, dismissive cat
n2916s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2019, 01:37 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
1972 25' Tradewind
1976 31' Excella 500
Denver , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 340
Are you talking about on shore power or battery?
__________________
25' 1972 Airstream Trade Wind Land Yacht
2006 Jeep Liberty CRD (diesel)
http://BeahmStream.com
kidjedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2019, 07:18 PM   #5
CRH
Rivet Master
 
1995 25' Excella
xxxxx , xxxxxx
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1,606
When hooked to 30A service, we often use the microwave when the AC is running. Never had an issue.
CRH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2019, 07:38 PM   #6
4 Rivet Member
 
2017 23' Flying Cloud
Bartlett , Tennessee
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 449
We turn off the electric water heater element and the air conditioner when using a blow dryer. We use the air conditioner at the same time as the microwave.
__________________
Bobbo, Lin and the furry kid (45 pound rescue)
2017 F-150 4x4 SuperCab 3.5l EcoBoost V6
2017 Flying Cloud 23FB "BobLin Along"
Bobbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2019, 08:52 PM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
Life is a Highway's Avatar

 
2019 25' Flying Cloud
Lady Lake , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 179
Hair Dryer

We bought the Hair Dryer from a Forum Airstream recommendation. It works well does not draw the heavy amps.

Andis Gentle Dry 650 Low Watt Pet Dryer Durable
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Life is a Highway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2019, 09:28 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
dlenloe's Avatar
 
Tomball , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by kidjedi View Post
Are you talking about on shore power or battery?
Using shore power.
dlenloe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2019, 09:29 PM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
dlenloe's Avatar
 
Tomball , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Life is a Highway View Post
We bought the Hair Dryer from a Forum Airstream recommendation. It works well does not draw the heavy amps.

Andis Gentle Dry 650 Low Watt Pet Dryer Durable
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks for the link. I'll certainly follow up on that.
dlenloe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2019, 06:57 AM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
dlenloe's Avatar
 
Tomball , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adventure.AS View Post
Do you run the DHW with electricity too?
Yes, when connected to shore power.
dlenloe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 09:01 AM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
2016 25' Flying Cloud
Vadnais Heights , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 39
This video is easy explanation to start with

https://youtu.be/bXiQhZkurL0

Try watching this short video that will help answer your question.
Fipp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 09:10 AM   #12
Rivet Master
 
blkmagikca's Avatar

 
1987 32' Excella
Nepean , Ontario
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,309
FWIW, on the older AS, such as my '87 Excella, the a/c is on the same circuit as the microwave, but there is an A-B switch so that only the a/c OR the m/w can run. The other 15-amp circuit which has a GF breaker runs everything else - so any single higher powered item, such as a hair dryer or coffeemaker can be used.
__________________
VE3JDZ
AIR 12148
1987 Excella 32-foot
1999 Dodge Ram 2500HD Diesel
WBCCI 8080
blkmagikca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 11:57 AM   #13
2 Rivet Member
 
dlenloe's Avatar
 
Tomball , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 65
Very helpful. Thank you for sharing. That should answer not only my initial question but any others I may have.
__________________

dlenloe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Do You Blow Dry Hair while Dry Camping tburnand On The Road... 88 09-16-2018 03:29 PM
Fast Blow or Slow Blow Fuses? SilverWind Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 0 09-14-2018 02:23 PM
RV Hair Dryer Anoyes Our Community 8 03-01-2018 05:48 AM
12V Hair Dryer Batch General Appliance Topics 4 02-15-2008 09:57 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.