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post Sep 18 2012, 09:35 AM
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Purchased our first RV a month ago and returned from our first trip two weeks ago. Having a ball for sure smile.gif . Just found this site and am already hooked! All of you and your tips etc. are awesome.

Thank you from a "newbie"
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post Sep 18 2012, 02:45 PM
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Hello, are you 30 amp or 50 amp?

If you are 30 amp, really gotta watch the appliance use. I have had two hard lessons learned.

Your "high amp" appliances are:

Space heaters
Electric water heater (if your RV has one)

Curling irons and hair dryers will rank up there, too.

I just recently learned how to calculate amps if it's not on the appliance: Watts divided by volts. Most appliances are 120 volts, so if it's 600 watts, it will pull 5 amps (or 600 / 120). The Frig and even a TV factor in there, too.

I hope you have fun!

JJ from Pacific Northwest

Check out my blog on TOADLESS RVing!

Feel free to leave me some suggestions.
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