Originally Posted by Roseman
I got the water heater working. I charged the battery which shows full , plugged camper into garage recepticle with an extension cord and it keeps tripping the breaker. Also was wondering what the white plastic tank underneath the camper up in front below the bed is?
To run the AC, you need to conserve power in the rest of the camper. The starting amperage is really high and needs the 30 amp receptacle to start the AC unit. Granted if you cut off everything else 120 vac in the camper, and have a full 20 amp receptacle, the AC can start but not on a long light gage extension cord.
Basically you cannot run the AC, the hot water heater on electric, the fridge on electric or even think about the microwave when plugged into 30 amp shore power.
But you can run the AC with the hot water heater on gas, and can use the fridge on electric or gas. Just do not attempt the AC and the microwave with the hot water heater on electric.
Here are the big users of power in this order (most of the time)
1. AC unit
2. Microwave on HI
3. Hot water heater on electric
4. Power converter charging a heavily drained battery or running a lot of lights in the camper.
5. The fridge on electric.
6. Then insert anything you plug into the 120 vac wall outlet can trump 4 and 5.
Basically think of it this way. One high heat producing device at a time, period. 1 toaster, 1 coffee pot, 1 hair dryer, 1 microwave, 1 AC unit etc.
You can get away with 2 devices at a time but you need to be selective and on separate circuits and only when plugged into a full 30 amp service.
The white tank under the camper under the bed room area is your on board fresh water tank. You need to sanitze the tank and the water system before using it each year. If you have the Sunline manual, it describes the spring startup sanitizing. If you do not have one, there is a copy in our files section. See the tab at the top of the form page called "FILES" click it. in there is a lot of good info on your camper.
Hope this helps
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