Duh Moment with 30 Amp Service
This could easily go under the air conditioner topic too.
I recently noticed that my breaker was flipping in the summer heat far more than usually happened. Anything in addition to the air conditioner and the refrigerator running and POP. I speculated that the park had low voltage for a few minutes... then oh duh! My upgrade from a 13.5K air conditioner to a 15K unit! Well, of course it draws more juice. So, water heater is now on gas only and every morning when I get up I was switching the fridge to gas also. Then, in a flash of semi-intelligent thought, i simply used a heavy duty extension cord and plugged the fridge into the 20 amp on the post. I still turn the water heater off over night just to save propane. And I can still get very warm water in the morning. Once I flip the gas on, it gets hot by the time I've brushed my teeth. With these simple precautions I can also run an induction burner OR the microwave.
50 AMP service might be nice, but it is really NOT a major hardship to live with 30 even with a bigger A/C. In this weather, if I get the yen to make 5 lbs of potato salad and 4 dozen hotdogs, I would rather do that outside in a dutch oven or grill. It is camping after all.
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.