Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
Are we there yet.......
 
Pbalmer65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 166
Generator needed to run a 50 amp trailer???????

How all my forum friends! Looking to dry camp and need a generator to run my trailer. I have a 6000 now is it strong enough to get the job done?
__________________

__________________
Pbalmer65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 08:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Batts-toy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 727
Need more info on the generator, make and model will help. Does the generator have a 50 amp built in plug or are you going to use an adapter?
__________________

__________________
Dale & Terri, Lulu & Tiki (our Chihuahua's), New rescue puppy Prince - Pom/Pug mix.
2013 Tundra, Double Cab, 5.7, TRD Off-Road, 4X4, Full Tow Package
2013 Wildwood T26TBSS - Sold
2000 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager M-8357 MH, Ford Trident V10 Gasser, 35 foot.
Batts-toy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 08:57 PM   #3
Are we there yet.......
 
Pbalmer65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by Batts-toy View Post
Need more info on the generator, make and model will help. Does the generator have a 50 amp built in plug or are you going to use an adapter?
It doesn't have a 50amp plug. Using a adapter. It is a GPP (general power products) APP 6000 two 120 plugs and 1 120/240 plug.
__________________
Pbalmer65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 09:09 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Batts-toy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 727
Assuming the 120/240 plug is a RV 30 amp plug and you are using a 30 amp to 50 amp adapter I am thinking you will be ok except for you will only be able to run one AC unit. Think about where you are camping and other campers this unit at 75 deb is quite loud. I would hook it up at home and make sure the adapter is powering up the correct circuits in your TT, turn stuff on one at time and see how much it will handle.
__________________
Dale & Terri, Lulu & Tiki (our Chihuahua's), New rescue puppy Prince - Pom/Pug mix.
2013 Tundra, Double Cab, 5.7, TRD Off-Road, 4X4, Full Tow Package
2013 Wildwood T26TBSS - Sold
2000 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager M-8357 MH, Ford Trident V10 Gasser, 35 foot.
Batts-toy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 08:33 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Calgary,Alberta
Posts: 115
We are new to RVing only on our 2nd unit since moving up from tenting but have a cummins 5500 in our unit and other the surprise off amount of propane it uses it seems to be powerful enough.
__________________
Truck 2009 GMC 2500 HD,D/A,Ext.Cab,SB,air bags, lift kit, flow gate, etc.
Camper's:John,Angie,Coco & Norris
RV: 2011 Cedar Creek 34RLSA
Past RV's: Misc.tents,V.W.Campers('65,'69) 2012 Arctic Fox 25S.
Camping Day's: 2012:25,2013:27,2014:38,2015:38
Little John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 09:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
VinceU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pbalmer65 View Post
It doesn't have a 50amp plug. Using a adapter. It is a GPP (general power products) APP 6000 two 120 plugs and 1 120/240 plug.
Take 5 and make sure to ID the polarity and potential of each lead from the 120/240 leading to the RV plug. If wired wrong you could apply 240 volts to a 120 busbar, not pretty.
__________________

__________________
VinceU is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 AM.