Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-19-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
Senior Member
L.C.Gray's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Posts: 241
More power!

I'm sure I'm not the first, but I done it. I got tired of having to shut down everything in the trailer when the GF has to run her leafblower strength hairdryer, lest we blow the main, so I have now installed her a dedicated blow dryer circuit.

I installed a 125V 15A Motor Base on the exterior of the trailer that comes in under the vanity and a 125V 15A GFCI in the side of the vanity and wired it with Romax. Along with that, I threw an extra 25ft 125V 20A extension cord into the storage box on that side to connect into axillary outlets in the park power box. Now she has her own dedicated blow dryer circuit and we don't have to shut down the A/C, Water Heater, Fridge, Lights, TV, etc, etc, etc....

I originally suggested just leaving the blowdryer at home... but that sure didn't fly. Who knows it could come in handy for an extra heater if it's really cold.

Total cost: $41, happy GF: PRICELESS!

L.C.Gray is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 21,174
When I first read the subject of the post I was ready to welcome KA0XTT to the forum. He's a "more power" kind of guy don't you know.

On a more serious note: You said your original suggestion did not fly.. What did fly.. The frying pan? And were you able to duck out of the way in time? (Not much more serious).

Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 114
I did something kinda similar for my a/c. I got a power cord from a pop up camper I salvaged. Then an extra power cord hatch just like my original one so I have two side by side. My cord cabinet had enough room for two cords (retract them one at a time and extend one at a time to avoid tangles) then took two outlets:
One is powered by the auxiliary cord. The other is powered by the 20 amp breaker for the a/c from factory breaker panel. Then put male plug end on a/c power wire. I can plug it into one outlet and power my a/c from the 20 amp outlet at campgrounds, so I can run everything at once in trailer since my 30 amp supply is freed up from ac load. My water heater is electric/gas we prefer to save gas money since electric is free at campgrounds. The other outlet is auxiliary for space heater or can plug ac into it and use trailer as stock if we only have a 30 amp plug in and no 20. Cheaper than re-wiring trailer to 50 amp!
1988 SunLite Hideaway 9.5' TC project

1996 Ram 3500 Cummins dually highly modified
Bigblue12v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
Community Moderator
Scarab0088's Avatar

Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 10,586
OMG...the OP is SO FUNNY!!!!

I too, had the same fear and ran a test for this specific "load." Lucky for me there was no problem running everything as wired...blessings upon the 50Amp service!!

The biggest electical draws in my RV are the blowdryer, the AirCon and the Microwave - in that order.

BTW - you should have seen the look, when I suggested that maybe a "special" smaller hair blowdryer for the RV might be something that could be acquired/considered. I guess that there's a relationship that is created between the person and the appliance after 1.5 giggawatts flow through the handle...must be something to do with induction or some other dark science.
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (Ret), '07 Damon Outlaw #1193
I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance, Samuel Coleridge
Scarab0088 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
Senior Member
TexasPSDX's Avatar
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Katy, Texas 77494
Posts: 512
I converted our trailer from 30 amp to 50 amp much for the same reason. Wife with dryer, son turns on microwave. Now no problems.
Ron & Ellen Norton
2016 Grand Design Reflection pulled by 2012 Ram 3500 4x4 6.7 Cummins
TexasPSDX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 08:28 PM   #6
Senior Member
L.C.Gray's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Posts: 241
Happy to report that the new dedicated blow dryer circuit survived an onslaught of two women with big blow dryers this weekend. Worked out perfectly.

L.C.Gray is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.