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Old 03-12-2020, 11:13 PM   #1
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2205 Shoreline 30 amp?

I have a 2205 Minilite on order, I want to be able to plug into AC when I get it home and need to purchase the appropriate adapter. Does it arrive with a 30 amp male shoreline plug (or 50 amp)? Is this the correct power adapter ?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 03-12-2020, 11:20 PM   #2
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Purchase the corded version of the adapter. the one you shop is junk. You need a 15 to 30 dog bone.
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I don't see an option for a second A/C or anything that states that it has 50 amp service, so I'll guess that it's a 30 amp RV, but maybe someone with that RV will let you know if that's correct.
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Old 03-13-2020, 01:10 PM   #4
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The 2205S/22FBS is a 30 amp trailer. At least my 2020 is.
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Old 03-13-2020, 01:43 PM   #5
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I have a 2205 Minilite on order, I want to be able to plug into AC when I get it home and need to purchase the appropriate adapter. Does it arrive with a 30 amp male shoreline plug (or 50 amp)? Is this the correct power adapter ?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Our 2109S came with a 30 amp cord. Yes you will need an adapter to plug it into a 20 amp circuit and the one you show is fine. Just be careful and not overload the circuit (like trying to run your AC) or you'll fry it.
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Old 03-13-2020, 01:58 PM   #6
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Most of us have found the "dog bone" style adapter to be a better choice. They are not expensive at wal mart, amazon etc.
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Old 03-13-2020, 03:52 PM   #7
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Our 2109S came with a 30 amp cord. Yes you will need an adapter to plug it into a 20 amp circuit and the one you show is fine. Just be careful and not overload the circuit (like trying to run your AC) or you'll fry it.

Good point, might not have thought of that. thanks
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My TT is a 30 amp system. I have both a dog bone and an adapter like you showed on the Amazon link. For me, both work about the same on house current. I can use the AC in the trailer with no problem, but I need to turn off the water heater at the circuit breaker. Both together will pop the breaker on the house panel. Lighting in most trailers is now LED, so that will not be an issue. But the water heater and the AC are both power hogs that can go beyond 15 amps draw. It will not fry the system but it will pop the circuit breaker on your house panel.
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either of the two, small adapter or the dogbone will work equally as well, but there are times where the dogbone will allow the power pole cover to close better than with a combination of the small adapter with the cord plugged into it, ... and right now I see that Camco dogbone that rsdata is showing is on sale for the same price as the small adapter, actually a penny less, ...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER


ps: after posting this and seeing that price, I had to go check, ... I thought I had one of those dogbones, have a couple of the small adapters but not the dogbone, but now I will come Monday, ... good ol Amazon and Prime shipping ...



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[QUOTE=fella10;2286765]either of the two, small adapter or the dogbone will work equally as well, but there are times where the dogbone will allow the power pole cover to close better than with a combination of the small adapter with the cord plugged into it, ...

Thanks, I had not thought of that. Was only considering running a extension cord at home to the trailer. The dogbone would obviously be better in some instances in an RV park connecting to the pole outlet.
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On my fiver the plug at the trailer(female)is different than an extension cord.

Thus, I have two dogbones. One for the end of the trailer main 50 amp cord. Actually a mistake. Only advantage is less line loss. Not a big deal on 110 ac.

And one that plugs into the trailer to allow me to use a normal 15 amp cord to plug into, the house etc. That old weed wacker cord, 100’ long.

Those plugs are sort of minimal.
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Our 2109S came with a 30 amp cord. Yes you will need an adapter to plug it into a 20 amp circuit and the one you show is fine. Just be careful and not overload the circuit (like trying to run your AC) or you'll fry it.
Nothing should “fry”. If you attempt to use too much current in the camper, the circuit breaker or fuse for the 20 amp circuit you’ve plugged into would open.
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My TT is a 30 amp system. I have both a dog bone and an adapter like you showed on the Amazon link. For me, both work about the same on house current. I can use the AC in the trailer with no problem, but I need to turn off the water heater at the circuit breaker. Both together will pop the breaker on the house panel. Lighting in most trailers is now LED, so that will not be an issue. But the water heater and the AC are both power hogs that can go beyond 15 amps draw. It will not fry the system but it will pop the circuit breaker on your house panel.
Lighting in the trailer is 12 volts. Defiantly not an issue.
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Couple of notes. You will not have 30A available as you will be limited to the current available at the house outlet you are connected to. Some people have issues when plugging into a GFCI in your home. If you do, try using a non-GFCI outlet.
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Lighting in the trailer is 12 volts. Defiantly not an issue.
I assume Defiantly is a typo, and I think the point being made is that the LED lighting will have a lower power requirement than past incandescent types, and be less of a factor in the ability to run the camper on a 15 or 20 amp source. As you know, even if the lights are 12 volts, they’re ultimately going to place a load on the outlet the camper is plugged in to by way of the converter.
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Nothing should “fry”. If you attempt to use too much current in the camper, the circuit breaker or fuse for the 20 amp circuit you’ve plugged into would open.
See this thread for electrical "frying"...
https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...d.php?t=203249
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We keep our 2205 at home.

Will cost a few bucks but makes life easier, have a 30 amp rv plug wired up to where the rv power cord will reach.

Wont have to worry about blowing any breakers and will be able to use everything in the trlr same as if you are at a campground.

Side note about the water heater, good idea to always turn the elec power switch at the heater itself to off so if not using it, nothing will happen if heater switch on inside master panel gets hit by accident.
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