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Old 04-29-2017, 04:25 PM   #15
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We use a perculater coffee pot. Small, no electronics, built like a tank!
I have two of those from my grandmother. Wife won't use them. I really like the coffee brewed from them much better.
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Bialetti 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CNY6UK..._dMrbzb37RXC0K

For the closest thing to espresso, with no flters or special prep, I use one of these.
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If i have microwave, a/c, and water heater on the coffee pot will trip the breaker. otherwise it's fine.
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I'm new and this is my first reply. to any subject.

We have used the Keurig machine at times , but when we want a pot we use our
Coleman coffee maker. Only need our camp stove or camper range.
No electrical power needed. It takes a few minutes longer to brew . Ours is over 15 years old and still going.

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Percolate away...

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We use a perculater coffee pot. Small, no electronics, built like a tank!
Amen! 12-cup Coleman stainless steel stovetop model. Makes REAL coffee.

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Old 05-06-2017, 06:36 AM   #20
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We have both the Bialetti and an insulated stainless metal french press. Both use just the propane cooktop so we have no need for electric or a genny. Press cleans up fast and easy, Bialetti takes longer so it gets less use. We stop at a full service supermarket about once a week and select the grind and coffee we want so no need for a separate grinder. Both from Amazon.
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It doesn't matter if the trailer is 30Amp or 50Amp. It's the individual circuit that is tripping. That should be a 20Amp in the kitchen. Any residential coffee maker should be able to run even on a 15Amp circuit. If not, there's something else plugged into the circuit or something's wired wrong. Tough to guess on a trailer since anything goes - maybe they've got the overhead lights on the same circuit as the kitchen receptacles? Anything's possible with an RV. I'd turn off everything in the RV and plug the coffee maker in and see if it still trips the breaker and go from there.
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Maiden voyage in our 26bh. Stayed local to work out the kinks and add to the list of what we need in it. Hooked up to water and electric. I plugged in the coffee maker this morning to get a pot going and blew a fuse immediately. I assumed the trailer would handle a full sized coffee maker. What do you all use?
If it works at home? then you will need to check the fuse in the 26bh - or use another circuit - or plug in at the post.

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Good point. Now I'm wondering what else is using electricity at the same time the coffee is being made, or what the amp service is of the outlet the trailer is plugged into.
We found out the hard way our engine heater works off our inverter! Also don't forget the electric side of the water heater,
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If you're plugged into shore power, Fridge, Water Heater, AC, are all loads. If its a new trailer, only the guys on the production line may know exactly how its wired.
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Usually the kitchen outlets are on their own breaker. If that is the one that tripped and not your main breaker, the issue is with the 15 or 20 amp breaker circuit for those outlet(s).

It will probably be a GFCI breaker also. Since this is your first trip out with a new trailer I'm suspecting a wiring issue from the factory or a bad outlet.
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What is the amp rating of the breaker that feeds the kitchen outlet(s), 15 or 20 amp? Again, is that the one that tripped or the main breaker.

Check the tag on the coffee pot for the current draw listed. It could be in amps or watts. If watts is listed, divide the wattage rating by 120 to get the current draw(amps).

Plug in the coffee pot in your house to both a 15 and 20 amp circuit to verify it works correctly and doesn't trip a breaker. If it works both on a 15 and 20 amp circuit in your house, the problem is in your trailer wiring.

Make sure nothing else is working on that circuit when testing, either in the house or trailer.
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I don't know but there are no fuses on travel trailers for the 110VAC. There are circuit breakers same as a house. The kitchen outlet may or may not be on the same circuit GFCI circuit as other outlets in the trailer but would likely be 15A circuits. In my trailer, the main breaker is rated 30A and then the various circuits, such as water heater and A/C are on their own circuits and the only way you could trip a breaker if the water heater and A/C were on is if you exceeded the 30A main capacity. I am guessing that since a coffee pot has a pretty high draw (6-8 Amps), there would have to be something else plugged in in the kitchen or bath such as hair drier or toaster to blow this circuit breaker. If this was not the case, you have an electrical issue that you should bring up with whoever warrants your trailer.
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