Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2013, 08:48 AM   #11
Senior Member
camper1999's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 791
Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post
My only additional input is this:

If the camper is going to use a fair amount of power (up to the 15 amp limit of the outlet), the adapter should be as close to the outlet as possible, Trying to suck water through a straw gets harder to do, the longer the straw.

Same with electrons.

Trying to draw more than 10 amps through a long 15 amp extension cord could drop the voltage to dangerous levels. Using an adapter right at the outlet (then a larger sized wire run to the camper) will allow the same amount of amps to flow without the accompanying large voltage drop.

Voltage Drop Calculator

X2 do not use less then a 12 gauge cord and use the shortest one possible, use it to run the refrigerator and charge the batteries, do not run the a/c, fireplace, or anything else that will draw a lot of power

2012 Cedar Creek Silverback 29RE
2011 GMC 2500HD Diesel
camper1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 02:41 PM   #12
Senior Member
dretired's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,037
Thank you for all the input everyone

2014 Crusader 325 TE....2012.. F 250.. Supercab XLT, 4x2 , diesel....days camped 2011 ... 28.... days camped 2012...115 ... days camped 2013...155...2014...171 and counting
dretired is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
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

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 PM.