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Old 03-14-2014, 11:11 AM   #31
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I do it all of the time. I just make sure that anything high draw is turned off before plugging in (water heater, AC, etc.) I leave the converter and all of the breakers on and never had an issue. On my old monaco I had a 50-30 dogbone, now I use a 50-30 pigtail I got for the new 5th wheel. Its a lot easier then draging out the full length of 50A cable to make the transition.

Once plugged in, I can usually get away with running 1 AC, but I have to keep an eye on overall amperage draw and voltage when I do that. But with the AC going there is no use of the vacuum or other high draw appliances.

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Old 03-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #32
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No. I gave up. The next phase would be to buy another extension cord--a heavier one--and I just couldn't pull the trigger on that just yet. The RV is in storage at the moment, I'll try again later. Thanks.

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Old 07-07-2014, 06:25 PM   #33
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We ( translated I suppose to 'I'..)didn't want to mess around so had an electrician install a 30 AMP plug outside for our RV...

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Old 07-07-2014, 07:10 PM   #34
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Thanks for the response. I did resolve the problem. I backed the RV up so the rear, where the electrical cabinet is, and used the very heavy duty cord from the vehicle with my dogbone and plugged it into the house 110v and it worked fine. No problem. So it was the extension cord I was using. Thanks to all.

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