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Old 03-04-2014, 07:42 PM   #21
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In fact, EVERY 50 amp RV outlet should put out 220v, it just depends on which legs you are measuring across. NO 30 amp RV outlet is 220.
I understand how a 50amp is wired, and yes you are right, but if you have a 50 amp for a RV it should put out 110 to the camper if wired correctly, if you are plugging in a stove it should have 220. He had it wired with 220 on both legs(110 on each leg, correct way), but where he went wrong is he had 120 on ground and neutral/common instead of on ground and leg. It was wired wrong and if a 50amp camper would have plugged in the same thing would have happened since all campers run off 110 and not 220. If I would have plugged in a stove I could have started to cook but I would have had to shove the cord into the receptacle since the ground on a stove is ''L" shaped instead of a prong.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:33 PM   #22
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At first I was thinking bad neutral too but sounds like the guy who wired it probably took a hot to the neutral screw on the back of the recep and took the neutral to the hot screw. That would do it if he was using a 50 to 30 adaptor. The guy probably replaced a bad receptacle after the last rig pulled out and mistankingly tied it in wrong. If he does his own campground maintenance he should own up. If he hired an electrician they should have insurance for that stuff. We do.
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At first I was thinking bad neutral too but sounds like the guy who wired it probably took a hot to the neutral screw on the back of the recep and took the neutral to the hot screw. That would do it if he was using a 50 to 30 adaptor. The guy probably replaced a bad receptacle after the last rig pulled out and mistankingly tied it in wrong. If he does his own campground maintenance he should own up. If he hired an electrician they should have insurance for that stuff. We do.
I asked if he wired it, he said someone else wired it to do him a favor.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:10 PM   #24
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I asked if he wired it, he said someone else wired it to do him a favor.
Unfortunately, electrical wiring is something that dang near everyone thinks they are an expert at but very few are. The saying "most people know just about enough to be dangerous" holds very true when it comes to this stuff. I hope you get this taken care of. I don't think people should have to be responsible for verifying every little thing they do in life, like plugging into an outlet!
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:12 PM   #25
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You right, at a campground you would think you shouldn't have to test the voltage from the shore power, but from now on you bet your boots I will!
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It's stories like these that have me planning a trip to camping world to get a surge protector. I know I'm generally careful, but I never considered a defective pedestal.
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Sorry for your luck.....Glad I have a progressive surge protector installed in my TT...
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Unfortunately, electrical wiring is something that dang near everyone thinks they are an expert at but very few are. The saying "most people know just about enough to be dangerous" holds very true when it comes to this stuff. I hope you get this taken care of. I don't think people should have to be responsible for verifying every little thing they do in life, like plugging into an outlet!
People (Should) check (Everytime) before they plug into Elect. Makes (NO) difference if it is a (Privite,State,COE,Military,KOA,or your brothers house who is a Union electrician!) (Check before Plug In!!!) Youroo!!
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It's stories like these that have me planning a trip to camping world to get a surge protector. I know I'm generally careful, but I never considered a defective pedestal.
Imo spend the money and buy nothing less then a progressive industries unit or a Frank's autoformer. Nothing else period.

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If you have a (Supper doper whatever) installed in your unit to Protect your Elect.system and you plug into a (Bad) Shore power supply,dont you still have to (Relocate or Wait for a Repair to be Made)? Youroo!!
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