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Old 07-02-2019, 06:30 AM   #1
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Cannot Disconnect Electric from Campground

We woke this morning with no electric. The issue was a poor connection of the electric cord to the RV. I tried to disconnect the electrical cord from the RV, but it wuld not release (it is not the srew on connector being on). I am at a loss of how to get it removed..... Wiggling the cord did get the electric back on, but I really wanted to remove the cord and replace it with a spare with the assumption that maybe something is wrong with the cord. The only thing I can think of to do at this point is remove the connector, but I wanted to see if anyone has other options or has had this issue.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:35 AM   #2
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It sounds potentially dangerous to me. I think your connection is loose, causing arcing, which caused your male and female connections to weld together.

I would be very cautious and concerned that this could cause a fire.

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I thought the same thing, so your conclusion is the same pull the connector and replace it?
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I thought the same thing, so your conclusion is the same pull the connector and replace it?
Iím not an electrician and I have never had to mess with a power connection on an RV, so I donít have any more advice to give you.

Others will come along soon with a solution.

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Old 07-02-2019, 06:42 AM   #5
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you probably have a LOOSE Neutral, and the arcing has melted your plastic connector within the RV's side of the connector, fusing the two together.

You'll need to trip the main OUTLET breaker at the power pedestal(otherwise, UNPLUG that end of your shore cord), then work to remove the shore cord connection at the RV, which may ultimately break some parts, but it has to be done. You'll then see the problem and can replace the head with a new one - it's not hard to rewire a replacement part on the end. Most any rv store or dealer has them.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:22 AM   #6
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Removed misunderstood issue.
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You have a 50/50 chance the problem was caused by your cord, but either way, the campground will need to replace the connector in the pedestal. My suggestion is contact the campground and have them come out and handle it. In a worse case situation, you may have to take the welded on campground outlet with you on your plug and later cut the end off and replace it. Please do not just remove the plug and leave as the next camper will most likely have a similar issue.
Could be wrong but me thinks you are at the wrong end of the OP's issue.
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Could be wrong but me thinks you are at the wrong end of the OP's issue.
Youíre not wrong.

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Not you. Me just not enough coffee this am , plus just helped another camper with pedestal issue two weeks ago.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:24 AM   #10
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Thanks for everyone's input. It pretty much confirms what I thought. It is great to have resources to bounce things off of.
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