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Old 06-07-2014, 10:57 AM   #31
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Thanks everyone. We really do appreciate your input and advice. We are going to look at all of the things y'all have suggested. Taking it back to the dealer this morning for an assessment, and we'll go from there. This is a little setback, but we will get through it and look forward to many enjoyable times in our trailer. So glad we found this forum.
Excellent. Please keep us in the loop as to what the dealer says.

We are a community here, and share in our successes and ...... not so successes.

We all will learn from this in order to help the community in the future, and I am really curious as to how it was connected to the generator (the exact configuration) for this to happen......as I'm still going over all the scenarios of the twistlock plug in my head. If an adapter was miswired/broken, I can picture it........ but aren't seeing it otherwise.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:02 AM   #32
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Thanks everyone. We really do appreciate your input and advice. We are going to look at all of the things y'all have suggested. Taking it back to the dealer this morning for an assessment, and we'll go from there. This is a little setback, but we will get through it and look forward to many enjoyable times in our trailer. So glad we found this forum.
Sounds good!
Keep us informed and hang around the forum all you like!
You know you have pre- admittance now to the phat phrog stunt team with your harrowing experience.
BombDoc became a member shortly after his 220v experience.

Sooooo tells us about yourselves!

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Old 06-07-2014, 11:11 AM   #33
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You know you have pre- admittance now to the phat phrog stunt team with your harrowing experience.
BombDoc became a member shortly after his 220v experience.
And they can get a shirt to show off.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:22 AM   #34
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:51 AM   #35
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This is a common mistake because a normal 50 amp household outlet is in fact 240
But your camper is only 110.

Qualified electricians even make this mistake.
Happened to my brother also. The company the electrician works for paid for all repairs.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:07 PM   #36
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Happened to my brother also. The company the electrician works for paid for all repairs.
I fully can understand this, and it being on the (3 wire) 30 amp RV's which have a (L1) hot line, neutral, and ground. They mistakingly wire the neutral with a second hot line (L2). So you then have 120 volts on the L1 and then another 120 volts on what should be the neutral.

A 50 amp RV utilizes a 120/240 split phase service. They utilize each side of the service separate as only 120 volts per L1 and per L2. Thus when a 50 amp RV uses the 50 to 30 amp adapter, it actually shares the L1 and L2 legs (combines them), so both sides get power from the 30 amp plug. but it's still only 120 volts. However, if you use an adapter and plug into a miswired outlet, as in the paragraph above, then you also get 240 volts to each side (which is what happened to BombDoc)

What I'm not following/getting my head clear on....is what happened on the generator 240 volt plug. It has 4 wires...... L1, L2, neutral, and ground....all wired correct (or we assume the manufacturer has them correct, but it could be wrong internally and would explain it, as well as the OP having a claim against them).

Unless the OP made their own miswired adapter (mixed neutral/ground and hot line), I'm not understanding what happened to get 240 volts onto a line. I know I must be missing the simple, and maybe just don't understand the generator setup, which I'm about to educate myself on
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Thanks bombdoc. We are calling the dealer this morning. Did you file a claim with your insurance company or warranty provider? Did you have a mechanic test the entire trailer to see if anything else was damaged? Also, did you do the repairs yourself or have them done?
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Any word on what's happening with this?

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Actually yes. We just heard back from the service shop yesterday. They said they have checked the entire trailer, and the only thing they found that wasn't working was the TV. They are submitting it for a warranty claim. We really feel like we dodged the bullet on this one. Now we're older and wiser. :-)
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Actually yes. We just heard back from the service shop yesterday. They said they have checked the entire trailer, and the only thing they found that wasn't working was the TV. They are submitting it for a warranty claim. We really feel like we dodged the bullet on this one. Now we're older and wiser. :-)
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