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Old 08-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Some very good RV electrical info

Seems this guy knows his stuff to some degree.

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #3
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Seems this guy knows his stuff to some degree.

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I have several of his links in the Herkbrary.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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Seems this guy knows his stuff to some degree.

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Thanks, bookmarked this site and will be making one of those 50A testers for my rig. Already have a 30-50A adapter so should be good to go.

Great link.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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Man am I glad I put a 50 amp service in at my house and just use a commercial adapter to 30amp. If I would have hooked up a 30 amp I would have smoked my new trailer. I have done tons of house and shop wiring but was not aware of rv plugs being different. GREAT INFO for any rver and electrician!!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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Good info there. Only problem I see is it seems to muddy the water between the actual difference between neutral and ground. 99% of panels have the neutral and ground on the same bus.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #7
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99% of panels have the neutral and ground on the same bus.
But they're not supposed to.

L.A. City electrical inspectors will invariably fail an inspection if a sub-box has neutral and ground tied.

Gotta' run separate runs back to the main panel.

It's a "safety thing".

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Thx for the site. Never knew what the difference was.

Question: If I have a 50 amp prong, connected to a 30 amp adapter that doesn't come apart because the thing has welded itself together, does that mean I need to purchase a new cord and adapter? (Because somewhere along the line, it smoked itself together?)
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This is good stuff - thx. Especially for those of us that assume we can simply plug and play wherever we end up.
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Question: If I have a 50 amp prong, connected to a 30 amp adapter that doesn't come apart because the thing has welded itself together, does that mean I need to purchase a new cord and adapter? (Because somewhere along the line, it smoked itself together?)
Smoked itself together? I would say, "yes" and ask what caused that?
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good link.
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Don't know. Got the cord for free when I purchased the TT "used" from the dealer. I've been using it since I bought the trailer in 2007.

After looking at the prices of new power cords, I think I will just keep using it as it's been working as long as I have a 30 amp box to hook into... (Which most sites have.)

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Don't know. Got the cord for free when I purchased the TT "used" from the dealer. I've been using it since I bought the trailer in 2007.

After looking at the prices of new power cords, I think I will just keep using it as it's been working as long as I have a 30 amp box to hook into... (Which most sites have.)

I am sorry, but 75 bucks is a very small price to pay for peace of mind. That cord is a fire hazard and I would really hate for something bad to happen to you or your family.

If you truly can't afford to buy a new cord PM me.
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