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Old 08-12-2015, 08:14 PM   #11
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Before I cave for the $300 job, could I also keep the camper battery charged with just the current 15 amp house outlet I have already?
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Before I cave for the $300 job, could I also keep the camper battery charged with just the current 15 amp house outlet I have already?
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Before I cave for the $300 job, could I also keep the camper battery charged with just the current 15 amp house outlet I have already?

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Old 08-12-2015, 08:24 PM   #14
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Yes the only thing you may not be able to run is the AC. I have start my 13k AC at home on a 20A plug. Started ok but would not do it for a long period of time. I keep mine plugged in when ever I have it at home.
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I tried it about a year ago and a fuse blew in the camper, so don't know why or which one anymore, darn.
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I tried it about a year ago and a fuse blew in the camper, so don't know why or which one anymore, darn.
Was it actually a fuse (12 volt DC items) or a circuit breaker tripping (120 volt AC)? It also may have been a gfci tripping. Do you recall which exactly as we may be able to help you troubleshoot it?
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It was a fuse as I recall my son helped me replace it. I had a reducer from the camper cord to carport outlet.
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:51 PM   #18
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Well the deed is done, the 30 amp service is sheltered in my carport and per my Progressive EMS system, all is well. I decided to position the outlet so I would not need my extension after all. Thanks to everyone for all the input. If it ever gets below 95 degrees I will go out and play with it. The heat in the Tampa Bay area has been horrible with very high humidity! My UPS driver just stopped by to check out the A frame features/size.
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Much better to advise before things go up in smoke rather than after a catastrophe!
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:03 AM   #20
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If you add a battery disconnect switch to your trailer, you can keep your trailer plugged in to shore power and not worry about overcharging the batteries or boiling off water. Everything in the trailer will still work if plugged in and battery disconnected.. Just remember to switch on the batteries a day or two before traveling to get a full charge.
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