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Pedestal Breakers, three in a row
#1
Shortly after plugging in at the last three campgrounds we have tripped the pedestal breaker. We were pulling about 30 amps on each leg (translation....AC's on high).

The dead giveaway that the breaker is the problem is to put your hand on the breaker. If you can't hold on finger on it because it is too hot to touch, then the problem is theirs. Luckily I have not had to argue with any of the campgrounds about replacing them.
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
#2
Funny story....

I was at the super nice campground at Disneyworld. Hot day. I have all four basement airs cranking and remember that I have an additional air on the roof.

I pull in and the breaker trips immediately. (I am pulling 40-45 amps on each leg). Make a phone call to maintenance and they come out quickly in a tricked out golf cart to replace breaker.

I am chatting with him and he says that the park was never designed for these huge RVs that have three sometimes four AC units.

I could not admit to him that I was running five!!!!
Bill Johnson
2003 Newell #653 Quad Slide Cat C-12 engine with Motorcycle lift 
2011 Jeep Wrangler, 2018 BMW 1200GS Adventure Motorcycle
Auburn, Alabama
#3
Bike Stuff you are my wife’s new Idol 5 ac. Units it must be as cold as a well digger in Siberia.
Joe Galowitch
1998 Newell
Coach 459 45 foot 1 slide
#4
Yep, living in the south you can never have too much A/C!
But what the heck? In Alaska they're setting records, the rivers are rising due to the snow melt. But next week looks to be cooler.
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1999 Foretravel 36' U320
former 1998 Newell 45' 2 slide #486 

former 1993 Newell 39' #337 
2011 Chevy Tahoe 

2010 Silverado w/ RZR 570LE
#5
Should the campground 50amp breaker trip with all four A/Cs on? Assuming nothing else of import is on at the time... We never run more than 3 A/Cs due to the 50 amp limit and I don’t want to get to close to it. Is it detrimental to the 3 or 4th A/C to not run for a while? Maybe I should run the front two and then the back two for a couple hours each week just to stretch their legs...
Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
#6
i am running all 4 ac's with no issue. we can use the microwave as well.

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

#7
today i was taking a nice nap and i woke up to one of my missionary neighbors who is in the private rv park with us standing over me....his power to his rv had gone off and would not come back on.

he had a breaker that would not reset after tripping. we plugged him into the other pedestal at his spot and everything was good.

i took the breaker out and it was dead on one leg.

i took a breaker out of the unused pedestal that i have my enclosed car hauler with the rzr in it and all was good.

the breaker just plain went bad quickly.

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

#8
With all four AC’s running, I pull about 32 amps on each of the hot legs. That’s 18 amps under the rating of the breaker. However, if Rhonda is going to dry her hair, we will turn the AC’s to low until she is finished.

Also, with all four AC’s running, the convection oven going, the big water pump will take leg one over 50, and sometimes trip a breaker.
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )


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