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Old 04-17-2016, 08:23 AM   #1
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I am camping at a state park site that has 30 amp working electrical hook ups but am not getting that power into my camper. The 30 amp chord doesn't seem to be working. When I plug it in, the lights on the chord do not light up. The surge protector lights up showing power. Decided to camp 2 nights without it and tried to conserve battery power. It's Sunday morning and I've run down my battery. Now to close slide out and awning my options seem to be 1. Try to borrow neighbor 30 amp chord or battery, 2. Manual crank, 3. jumper cables and TV battery, 3. Drive 2 hours home for the back up jumper/battery pack that I forgot to bring. Guess I'll try the camping neighbors 1st. Any other ideas? Side note: Im camping with 7 kids under age 12. We are having a great time and beautiful weather.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:30 AM   #2
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Just plug into your truck. You should have 12V power to close slides and awning.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:35 AM   #3
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It sounds like from your post that you have a portable surge protector plugged into the park power and then your power cord plugged into the surge protector. Since you are in the bind here I would suggest you remove the surge protector and plug directly into the park power. Of course there is a slight risk here if the park power is bad. You may want to contact a park ranger or similar and have them look at the park power first. Power outlets in Public Parks are bad very often.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:43 AM   #4
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Yes. Took the risk without surge protector. Didn't work. Elect Box seems to be working. Getting 3 prong extension chord to charge phones, run electric griddle, etc.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:50 AM   #5
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Could be that one of the wires at the female or male end plug came loose.
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:09 AM   #6
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Just plug into your truck. You should have 12V power to close slides and awning.
uhduh camping gave you the answer. Hook up the truck to the trailer and keep the engine running. You should have enough power to bring in your slides. I had to do this myself a few years back.
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Maybe. I really want to test with another power chord while at a 30 amp site but neighbors at these electric only sites are all tent campers.
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:16 AM   #8
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Maybe. I really want to test with another power chord while at a 30 amp site but neighbors at these electric only sites are all tent campers.
The little blue LED on my cord blew out within 2 weeks. It has nothing to do with the cord's functionality.

Do you have 115 volts at any of your camper's power outlets? If so, you need to look at the converter and the charge line to your battery.

It could be a loose connection at the main circuit breaker in your power center.
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X2 what Herk7769 said, let us know what you find and how you resolved the problem please.
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:29 AM   #10
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No 115 power. Tried every campsite for a power chord. No luck. Tried hooking up to truck via the 7 pin trailer wiring. No power. Although I've never gotten power to camper that way. Now thinking jumper cables to battery or manual cranking.
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