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Old 06-01-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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50 amp

Here is my question....

Bought a new 2013 Vengence toy hauler that comes with 50 amp service
Generator -powerland 10,000 watts max
It has a switch selector that shows
120/ 120/240
30a. 50
But the power coming out only shows 240v... On the 110/240 when my power cord is plugged in the 50 amp service

Now my question is.... can I plug my 50 amp service cord to my 50 amp generator ... And will the camper beak down the 240 to 120 thru it's wiring ?
Please help
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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If your generator has a RV 50-amp plug that is compatible with your RV power cord, you're probably good to go (no adapters!) You could also use the diagram below with a volt meter to verify that you measure the voltages shown. (And if course, if you had a Progressive Industries EMS surge protector, it would handle all of this for you.)

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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Barry thank you for the reply ...... We went camping for the maiden voyage last week but was unsure if the new Vengence would handle it.... So I dog boned it down to 15 amps worried my ac and fridge running... I remember checking the voltage on one leg and it was 240 and the other leg was 120.... I would feel better for my portable condo (lol) if I could run direct to 50 amp....
I will try and let you know how it turns out
Have a great week
Wade....
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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The 50 amp service is 250v. It is broken down in your power panel to 2 separate 120v systems inside your camper. You are good to plug to plug into your generator through the 50 amp service.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:26 PM   #5
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The 50 amp service is 250v. It is broken down in your power panel to 2 separate 120v systems inside your camper. You are good to plug to plug into your generator through the 50 amp service.
Ehhh... not quiet. It's a center-tapped 240v so the two out-of-phase 120v legs are there in the outlet. The RV doesn't break anything down. BTW, this is exactly what you have in your "stick" house.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:30 PM   #6
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thank you for your reply...... Look out camping world.... Life has just been unleashed !!!! Lol
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Ehhh... not quiet. It's a center-tapped 240v so the two out-of-phase 120v legs are there in the outlet. The RV doesn't break anything down. BTW, this is exactly what you have in your "stick" house.
Say what? So how do you do it then? Laypeople terms please.
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Say what? So how do you do it then? Laypeople terms please.
How do you do what?

In case I wasn't clear, when I said "there in the outlet" I was referring to the 50-amp pedestal outlet.

The only thing that happens in the RV is that circuit breakers are added and the same voltages that are there in the pedestal outlet are distributed to the RV outlets and appliances as needed. (There are two "hots" in the 240 outlet. One hot goes to some appliances and the other hot goes to other appliances.)
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Say what? So how do you do it then? Laypeople terms please.
IE: In 50 amp service, there are two independent 120 volt A/C branches are sent to the camper panel. In the panel there are separate bus connections which power different appliances. Both power leads share the same "return" or common. Each leg is rated to 50 amps so in practice a 50 amp service really provides 100 amp "service". When a 30 amp plug is used, its limited to 30 amps and both busses are served by the same supply.
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Thanx Vince........ I'm ready to break out that gas hog that lights up the whole city.... Lol not really but it will shove 10,000 watts out to basically do what I want.....
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