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Old 04-24-2016, 08:19 PM   #1
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After many years of RVing I find myself going solo and I don't want to make a dumb mistake right out of the storage space. The original owners said I can only run the AC and nothing else if I connect to my residential house 110 power. (While loading for a trip). Can someone confirm snd give me some basics so I don't break or destroy any electronics. I would like to plugin and get the frig cold. I was not the expert when I traveled in our diesel pusher but I know I can mess up batteries by not doing things correctly. Thanks for any guidance anyone can offer. .
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:30 PM   #2
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It depends on the amp breaker you are plunging into. I use everything in my TT while plugged into house. Sometimes in summer I have to plug into a certain socket if ac in house and camper are running. I'm sure you will get response from individuals that are really I tune to electrical. The most mine will do occasionally is trip a breaker.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:16 PM   #3
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Thanks! I know we plugged in our big rig at a friends home once and ran a numbef of appliances with no problem.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:17 PM   #4
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Gypsily,

The major electrical appliances are"
  • Converter (battery charger) 700 watt - includes Fridge and Lights
  • Fridge 400 watts (not positive on this)
  • Half time oven 1600 watts
  • AC 1250 watts (13500 btu)
Typical outlets are 15 amp (120v * 15 = 1650 watts), some garage outlets are 20 amp (2200 watts).

A 15 amp outlet would cover the converter and fridge (700 + 400)
A 20 amp outlet could run the converter and AC (700 + 1250)

Just add up the watts on all the items and stay below the outlet limit.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:48 PM   #5
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Thank you NoviBill. I think I can handle what you have given here. I'm sure my question shies my lack of basics but I'm a quick learner so I hope I won't make too many mistakes. I need to find out if I gave a 20 amp accessible in the garage. That would be my preference since my home base is in Florida where hsving AC is essential.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:46 AM   #6
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Have you considered having a 30 amp outlet installed in your home at a convenient place for plugging in the motorhome?
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:34 AM   #7
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Have you considered having a 30 amp outlet installed in your home at a convenient place for plugging in the motorhome?
X2. If your going to keep the rig next to your house on a permenant basis, then having a 30 amp outlet added is the smart way to go.
Parts, depending on how long a wire run is shouldn't run more than $50 bucks, and a good electrician should be able to wire it up in less than an hour.
Did ours myself, and keep our Lexi plugged in 24/7 when not on the road.
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If you put in a 30 amp service at your house, make sure it is 120V. If it is wired 240V, you will be replacing a lot of electronics!
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:41 PM   #9
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Thank you for the caution!!!
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:46 PM   #10
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Actually, I am only parking to load and unload for travel (48 hours max) My HOA provides a storage area but no power. I'm having an electrician do another job so I'll check out all this advice. I will probably ask a lot of questions here... The replies have been great. And, I am a person who wants to understand potential problems so I can avoid them.
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