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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:

Microwave
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!


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post Sep 18 2012, 03:48 PM
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We have 30 amp and so far so good. No space heaters. Yes on the electric water heater but only use that short term for dish water. Microwave sometime. Hair drier and curling irons......I'm on vacation! lol smile.gif

We try to only have one of those on at a time.

Thank you for info

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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:

Microwave
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!

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