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Old 01-31-2013, 08:16 PM   #11
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JAGIVEN - I'm not trying to get more amps or anything just run my two trailers on separate circuit breakers from the garage. Actually one circuit breaker is 20AMPS and that has fifth wheel trailer on it. The other breaker is a 15AMP and that is where my POPUP is connected.

My 15AMP has other receptacles around the garage but the 20AMP one was installed for an air compressor by previous owner and it is also just five feet away from the main panel. Its a good place for the fifth wheel to use.

We sometimes camp out in the fifth at the house. Great getaway sometimes just to watch a NASCAR race...

For 308RETS - I think I picked up the AC VOLTMETER from AMAZON. Thats about the only place I order anything from. Lowes and AMAZON haha....

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Old 02-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #12
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Do it all the time with our 15k BTU A/C. I always plug in using our 30amp surge guard and it monitors usage. I can see when the compressor kicks on it draws almost 19amps. So any other thing, even minimal, will cause the unit to trip a breaker. Sometimes the RV side breaker trips, sometimes the garage side breaker trips, sometimes the surge guard trips. Short story, it will run the A/C.

My next move is to convert a 220v dryer outlet I have in the garage to a 110v 30A RV outlet. This is going to cost me a little form a qualified electrician.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #13
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RoyBraddy, I was thinking you were discussing using one of those dogbones made to connect the 30 amp plug to two 15 amp outlets simultaneously.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:42 PM   #14
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Do it all the time with our 15k BTU A/C. I always plug in using our 30amp surge guard and it monitors usage. I can see when the compressor kicks on it draws almost 19amps. So any other thing, even minimal, will cause the unit to trip a breaker. Sometimes the RV side breaker trips, sometimes the garage side breaker trips, sometimes the surge guard trips. Short story, it will run the A/C.

My next move is to convert a 220v dryer outlet I have in the garage to a 110v 30A RV outlet. This is going to cost me a little form a qualified electrician.
I had the same situation only my 220 outlet was in a utility room (unused after switching to gas dryer). Rather than change the circuit / outlet, I used the 30A breaker for a new circuit. The breaker box is near the garage door so I put the outlet close. Works well - nice to plug in at home.

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IF you have nothing else going and your fridge on propane you might be able to get away with it.. but I feel that at some time you will forget and it will then bite you...
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