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Old 09-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #21
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All those saying that you have the wrong connection is not correct. See the pictures posted by 1/243. His set up is the same as my 2013 Crusader. When I first saw the connection on the flip up lid of the Crusader, I told the saleman it was 30 Amp. I was wrong-it is a full 50 amp and will power everything on the camper. I use the same connection as you are proposing to keep my battery charged without lugging the 50 amp out.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:56 PM   #22
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Never seen that before. My last TT was 50 amp, and it had four prongs on each end...
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:58 PM   #23
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Road-King-My 50 AMP has 4 male prongs on the other end. Go figure. Another way to cost us more money?
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #24
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again, that first link shows a 3 prong female end...that wont work...you need the 4 prong rv 50amp two hot legs, a ground and a neutral....all the pigtail does is power ONE leg of the rv power.....

with the correct cord, yes it will power all your basic low amp functions with the genny...although i notice on my trailer, that some outlets are powered by the second leg and do not work with the adapter.....

as far as the surge, you can either use a bunch of adapters to make your plug in 50 work (not ideal) you would have to go 15 to 50 female from teh genny to surge then 50 to 15 male, then use the 15 to 50 female piggy...if its an inverter genny i would just plug straight in.....although my surge is hardwired to trailer.....

hope that helps...the only cord i KNOW is correct is the one from home depot i posted in a previous post above.....because i have and use that one.....and for what its worth its a lot cheaper to boot than the ones you posted....

good luck sir!
complicated idea I have set forth for myself. thanks for the help. need to check but the generator, but I am sure it is an inverter generator.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:22 PM   #25
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I can see why you might think that. BUT, the female plug on my 50 amp connection only has three lugs. I think that is because the ground is buiit into the housing of the recepticle. I have a similar pig tail as OP but a 50 to 30 amp. I also reduce the 30 amp down to 15 when I plug into my 2000 Honda.

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Trailer side of 25' 50 amp cord, Note only three lugs




The other end of the 50 amp RV cord


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just walked outside to where I keep the cord and portable generator. my cord looks just like this one with a ground imbedded on the side of the screw in male connector. also, my generator is an inverter Honda eu2000i. cannot confirm the female end for my trailer is in a storage lot 20 minutes away, but would have to be like this one for my cord to plug into. thanks again for the help.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:24 PM   #26
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All those saying that you have the wrong connection is not correct. See the pictures posted by 1/243. His set up is the same as my 2013 Crusader. When I first saw the connection on the flip up lid of the Crusader, I told the saleman it was 30 Amp. I was wrong-it is a full 50 amp and will power everything on the camper. I use the same connection as you are proposing to keep my battery charged without lugging the 50 amp out.
that is my hope as well. why use the 50amp and 5500 generator when you only want lights and the tv. thanks for the help.
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Never seen that before. My last TT was 50 amp, and it had four prongs on each end...
I think that is why there is so much confusion, two different male ends, one with three prongs and one with four prongs. wonder if one is more efficient than the other. thanks for the help.
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Road-King-My 50 AMP has 4 male prongs on the other end. Go figure. Another way to cost us more money?
makes you wonder if that is the intent. thanks for the help.
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well now imma have to go pull out my pigtails and look at my trailer....cuz i coulda SWORE to heck and high water that, that sum muh muh gun had FOUR prongs!! although i have usually had a couple of cold beers by the time i get around to plugging the thing in...LOL...

ill add that to my list of random things to do this week....

heck..for all i know the piggy plug has four female holes and my trailer only has three prongs!!! LOL.....
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My MH is a 30A rig. I have pigtails to let me hook up to 50A CG pedestals, but I can't use the full 50A service. I also have a pigtail that lets me hook the rig up to a regular domestic 15A circuit. Obviously, I can't run the a/c or even the water heater electric element, but I can keep low power systems (particuarly the fridge) up and running.

A winter project is to run a 30A circuit to a TTR-30 receptacle. There's a 20A breaker in my house box that feeds one dedicated socket in what we use as the guest bedroom. The builder designated it as the "computer room". There are no other outlets on this circuit.

I'm plannig to replace the 20A breaker with a 30A, snipping off the wires going to the "computer room" and running wiring to an outlet on the wall alongside where the MH is parked, wired up according to the standard for a 30A RV outlet.
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