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Old 07-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
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normally the post have a 120 volt plug on them as well. good place to monitor voltage. turn on a/c,coffee pot,hot water heater on a/c, on hot day. it should tell tale. if it is service it would show there. with proper size cord it should not drop even 2 volts.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #12
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Are those plug in meters any good? I carry a decent digital multimeter that I trust. Either way it's getting some drop with the A/C. If everyone in the campground cranked up their A/C at the same time as you it might make sense but that looks like a connection issue.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #13
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normally the post have a 120 volt plug on them as well. good place to monitor voltage. turn on a/c,coffee pot,hot water heater on a/c, on hot day. it should tell tale. if it is service it would show there. with proper size cord it should not drop even 2 volts.
I didn't think to test that. I will on Friday.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:11 PM   #14
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a good multimeter would give you better idea what is going on. i would also amp legs feeding trailer if voltage drop occuring. that would require pulling panel cover at service.
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Ok so this weekend the meter dropped to 105 ish inside the camper with air running. When I tested it at the outlet that's on the box outside it was a full 120. I assume this means the supplied power is ok and that my cord is likely the cause.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:29 PM   #16
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either the cord or panel where main breaker plugs in. most breakers clip or stab on to buss. when they age the contact point gets weak from heat.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:40 PM   #17
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either the cord or panel where main breaker plugs in. most breakers clip or stab on to buss. when they age the contact point gets weak from heat.
How would I check for this?
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How would I check for this?
At the power pole your plugged into.

Take a flash light and look at connecters.

Also do the same at camper where it plugs into the side. Look at cord receptacle for burnt or corroded terminals
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Are those plug in meters any good? I carry a decent digital multimeter that I trust. Either way it's getting some drop with the A/C. If everyone in the campground cranked up their A/C at the same time as you it might make sense but that looks like a connection issue.
My 12 dollar plug in volt meter was within 1/2 volt of the campground's 500 dollar monitor.
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At the power pole your plugged into.

Take a flash light and look at connecters.

Also do the same at camper where it plugs into the side. Look at cord receptacle for burnt or corroded terminals
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