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Old 07-24-2013, 09:27 AM   #11
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Mark Polk has some good articles on RV's. Here is a short 3 page one, that basically sums up what most people have already stated here:

http://rveducation101.com/articles/b...city_savvy.pdf

It might be easier to read it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:49 AM   #12
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Mark Polk has some good articles on RV's. Here is a short 3 page one, that basically sums up what most people have already stated here:

http://rveducation101.com/articles/b...city_savvy.pdf

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Agree with everyone else here. The orange ones will get too hot, melt and could cause a fire - definitely not worth the risk. Get one of the 10 gauge yellow ones. They're expensive but I wouldn't run AC on anything less.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #13
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i have one of these but in 50' Its pluged into a dedicated outside outlet thats on a 30amp breaker the outlet is the standard 15amp. Seems to work well running the ac on the tt at home. The outlet was put in for a pool pump years ago but i dont have the pool working at this time. When i get time i will add an 30amp outlet just for the tt

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With a 30 amp breaker, you really should change the 15 amp receptacle to a 30 amp and the wiring to the receptacle to match. You could be overloading the wiring and receptacle without tripping that 30 amp breaker which is not a good thing.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:47 PM   #14
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With a 30 amp breaker, you really should change the 15 amp receptacle to a 30 amp and the wiring to the receptacle to match. You could be overloading the wiring and receptacle without tripping that 30 amp breaker which is not a good thing.
This is X2 you need to keep an eye on it what size wirier go's to that outlet, with the 15 amp outlet on the house? You could smoke the outlet and wirier without even knowing it with a 30 amp breaker on lets say...... 12/3 wirier it wouldn't trip the breaker....
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Echo what everyone else says, it's tempting to run the AC from a household outlet, and the AC will usually run, but it puts a massive draw on the circuit, may dim the lights and in addition to the cord heating up, you have no idea what's happening with the wiring in the wall. Sorta scary.
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Same as the rest...............

Most of the cheap orange cords are 16 gauge & junk at best..... If the wire is getting hot there is probably a problem !!!!!!!!! (too small of cord). I only use them for lights or small motors.......... I use a larger gauge cord (12 gauge) on the golf car charger as well......

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I have a 30 amp RV plug in my backyard for that very reason and use an RV extension cord, not a normal one. You can buy an RV receptical at lots of big box hardware stores like home depot
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