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Old 04-18-2020, 11:57 AM   #1
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Hello! I am the new owner of a 2013 Wolf Pup 17RR toy hauler. Never owned an RV before...long time hiker, motocamper and car camper. I am in Chicago.

Oh, and I am trying to find out if my RV has a 30 or 50 amp system...any help? (Did I say I am new?). Asking because I do not have access to my RV right now, as it is in storage...and I can't find an answer online. I am trying to determine this so as to buy the right surge protector...
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Check your shore power cord. Does the male end have three prongs/30 amp or does it have four prongs/50 amp. This link will assist you.



http://www.myrv.us/electric/






This is what the female outlet looks like for a 50 amp outlet you plug a RV into.








And this below is what the female outlet looks like for a 30 amp outlet you plug a RV into



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This link will have links to a lot of things to get you started/educated on with an RV. It's a culmination of things that new RV owners tend to ask. Hope it helps and feel free to ask about anything you want. That's what we are here for.


https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ts-157524.html



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Welcome from New Jersey. You can send a picture of it as well ,so we can help.
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Check your shore power cord. Does the male end have three prongs/30 amp or does it have four prongs/50 amp
Thanks. I should have specified I am asking this because I don't have my RV with me, but it is in storage far away. And I can't find an answer online...
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Welcome from New Jersey. You can send a picture of it as well ,so we can help.
Thanks! RV is in storage far away...courtesy of shelter in place order!
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This link will have links to a lot of things to get you started/educated on with an RV. It's a culmination of things that new RV owners tend to ask. Hope it helps and feel free to ask about anything you want. That's what we are here for.


https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ts-157524.html



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Thanks for this. I will read it all.
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I looked up that model RV. Looking at it's size I can assure you it's of the 30 amp variety.


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I concur, I looked it up as well, took a look awhile, 30a is it
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I looked up that model RV. Looking at it's size I can assure you it's of the 30 amp variety.


Thank you. Is it an assumption based on the RV size? One thing I have learnt during the years is that "you don't know what you don't know". So I hope this doesn't come across as a dumb question.
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Thank you. Is it an assumption based on the RV size? One thing I have learnt during the years is that "you don't know what you don't know". So I hope this doesn't come across as a dumb question.

Yes. A 30 amp service is 120 volts X 30 amps =3600 watts. This 3600 watts is what is provided to utilize your electrical needs. This is all smaller RV need. My RV is 32 feet long and it still only has 30 amps.


A 50 amp RV uses a 120/240 volt split phase service which is 240 volts X 50 amps = 12,000 watts...... which is almost a threefold increase over a 30 amp RV. 50 amps RV's tend to be the larger ones with a lot of electrical needs, which is usually (not always) a second air conditioner (or third). Your smaller RV will not have the electrical needs to need a 50 amp service.



The links I provided previously will better explain this and I'm not going to get into the technicalities of how the 50 amp RV separates the incoming two legs of power. The links provided earlier will do this.
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Hello! I am the new owner of a 2013 Wolf Pup 17RR toy hauler. Never owned an RV before...long time hiker, motocamper and car camper. I am in Chicago.

Are you sure this RV is not a 17RP (not RR).


The reason I ask is I used a website I love which lets you go back and retrieve older internet sites. When I did this, I could get to the Wolf pup brochure for 2013 and it showed a 17RP, but not a 17RR (but that's not definitive). Let me go back a year or so and see if I can get a previous brochure.


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OK, I went back one year and got the 2012 brochure which does indeed show the 17RR toy hauler.


Having problems with the link here. OK, had to download, then upload it.
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Welcome to the forum and the world of RVing. You have found out there are very knowledgeable folks here to answer your questions. Enjoy and Later RJD
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OK, I went back one year and got the 2012 brochure which does indeed show the 17RR toy hauler.


Having problems with the link here. OK, had to download, then upload it.
I confirm it is a 2013 Wolf Pup 17RR
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I confirm it is a 2013 Wolf Pup 17RR

I believe you, they change the brochures and stuff like that all the time. They even have a disclaimer to that effect. That's why I went back a year to see. You will also learn that too.
Anyhow, you should have a brochure that shows the specs on your 17RR now.


You may can also look at the link for the brochure on the 17RP and compare it to your RR. They may be almost the same. If so, I saw several youtube walkthrough videos on the RP that you may can watch to help with your RR.
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I believe you, they change the brochures and stuff like that all the time. They even have a disclaimer to that effect. That's why I went back a year to see. You will also learn that too.
Anyhow, you should have a brochure that shows the specs on your 17RR now.


You may can also look at the link for the brochure on the 17RP and compare it to your RR. They may be almost the same. If so, I saw several youtube walkthrough videos on the RP that you may can watch to help with your RR.
Yes, I noticed that there is a lot more online about the RP model over the RR. Not sure that that is all about. I bought this puppy from a lawyer managing the estate of a deceased gentleman who had bouhgt this new and never used it due to illness. So It came with ZERO information.
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Yes, I noticed that there is a lot more online about the RP model over the RR. Not sure that that is all about. I bought this puppy from a lawyer managing the estate of a deceased gentleman who had bouhgt this new and never used it due to illness. So It came with ZERO information.

Glancing at the floorplans, they look similar, but the specs could be way different.
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