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Old 11-10-2015, 01:19 PM   #11
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I did the same thing with our 2015 Leprechaun and I run the wire under the floor to the kitchen area. It works real well with everything running.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:25 PM   #12
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We have a port installed (similar to above pic) and hook up to 30 amp and the 15 amp. That way for our 30 amp TH we get 45 amps of available power. We have outlet in basement, bath room, and kitchen. Crock Pot, or hair dryer are not a problem anymore if I'm brewing coffee!
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:39 PM   #13
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Even better! There is an actual item to install instead of just dangling the cord end.
So I take it this inlet has the male end of the extension cord mounted inside of it.
I would just need to run the wires to the outlet inside, where ever we end up deciding.
You guys are great thank you.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:41 PM   #14
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Question for you electrical experts... At most parks where we camp, there is a 30A plug and a 15A plug on the power post, but no 50A service plug. For those power posts, can you typically get more than 30A out of the post (i.e. 30A + 15A)?
It depends. Most parks have several service branches before the site pedestal. A common configuration is a 100A breaker feeding three sites each with a 30A pedestal. If no one is on the other two sites then you may have some extra capacity. If each site is using their allotted 30A you may not. The problem that occurs is that although you can reset the 30A pedestal for your site, you most likely do not have access to the next service panel upstream and a park employee will have to reset the breaker. This may take some time and I would not do it too often unless you want to leave.
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I asked because the only reason to add an extra 15A service plug to your camper would be so you can use more than 30A (assuming you have a 30A connection in your camper). If the pedestal is wired to provide 45A that's fine but if the park is full you may or may not be able to get more than 30A, sometimes not even that much.
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Added a 30 amp receptacle to mine for second a/c but also installed another distribution panel for other circuits.
Plugged both of my 30 amp cords into a 50 to two 30's adapter.
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:26 PM   #17
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In Youroo's pic there is a round cover just above and to the left of the black tank flush port.

Looks like he has one of these installed
White 15 Amp 125V On-Board Charger Inlet - Front Mount | Marinco
I would have never guessed that was what he was referring to in the pic.

I didn't know what BTR was either.
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I have used the "cheater cable" that plugs in the 30 and also the 20 combining the 2 for a little more boost. The 30 and 20 don't give you 50 but something like 40 amps. Some RV parks don't allow such configurations.
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I have used the "cheater cable" that plugs in the 30 and also the 20 combining the 2 for a little more boost. The 30 and 20 don't give you 50 but something like 40 amps. Some RV parks don't allow such configurations.
The RV Doctor is very negative about cheater cables.
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I think fyrdad is talking about using his 30A cable as normally done and modding his TT to put an extra 15A service into it from the 15A outlet on the same pedestal using a totally separate line wired directly to a single outlet in the camper.
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