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Old 03-19-2015, 07:06 PM   #1
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30amp to 30amp adapter?

Several years ago during a remodel, my husband had the electricians install an outside 30amp plug for our travel trailer, which I'm not sure he ever tried to use. I now have a new TT and when I tried to plug in, I found that because the plug is a "flat" plug with the cord coming out the side, the outlet is recessed inside the box, the sides of the box prohibit plugging in. I can remove the box every time if I have to. I can also use my 30amp to 15amp adapter and plug in to my regular outside plug. But I was wondering if there exists some sort of pigtail or adapter plug that is 30amp to 30amp. Whenever I search online, the results I get are 30-50 or 30-15.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:22 PM   #2
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If the outlet has never been used, it would be a good idea to make sure the electrician wired it correctly. Some electricians are not familiar with rv wiring. They are accustomed to setting up a 30 amp - 240 Volt for households. Your outlet should be 120 Volts.

You may have to use multiple connectors to get the proper setup.

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Most 30 amp RV boxes have a cut out on the bottom to allow the cable to recess into. That allows the plug to mate with the socket without the cable hitting the bottom of the box.
Sounds like the wrong box was installed.


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If you can, please post a picture so we can see what you've got to deal with.
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Huh... A licensed electrician did that?!? I would recommend you hire another to straighten what is wrong out.
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Huh... A licensed electrician did that?!? I would recommend you hire another to straighten what is wrong out.
Looks like the normal face plate was replaced with a water resistant cover. Sure doesn't look like it is an outside receptacle.
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OK, if that's what I had to work with, I'd just turn either the receptacle or the box over. Though, if the receptacle is sideways like that, I'd actually replace the box. Weather boxes like that are meant to be used with the hinge up, not to the side.




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This is what you should have.
This is my 30 amp receptacle.
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