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Old 04-05-2013, 08:30 AM   #11
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Yep Bivwack,
I did Basic Training at Ft. Dix NJ from Nov,11th 1975 thru Jan 22, 1976.
Bivwack was like -5F. Sucked
Luckily, I volunteered for an unknown assignment before we broke Bivwack.
Ended up getting trucked back to warm barracks to clean all the 30cals :-)

For once I got lucky volunteering for something in Basic lol

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:09 AM   #12
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To all One thing to remember is not to leave the excess cable in a coil, I know it doesn't look neat but leave the excess looking like a snake. Larry
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:08 PM   #13
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:05 PM   #14
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To all One thing to remember is not to leave the excess cable in a coil, I know it doesn't look neat but leave the excess looking like a snake. Larry
Thanks 19H, will do.yeah Doug I was at Fort Gordon Ga. Bivwack was a pain for sure. Thanks guys....
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:22 AM   #15
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Feel free to use your trailer at home - We do it all the time here... Its a great get-away.

Like said above on the high current items in the trailer you must only have one on at a time other wise it will trip your garage breaker. I check the cable here when in use alot for signs of getting warm at the connection points. I also have one of these RV120VAC AC VOLTMETERS plugged into the trailer somewhere where I can get a glimpse of it. This VOLTMETER has a safe zone "GREEN" scale on it and if the reading from the house is in this green safe zone then it is good to use for turning on your trailer 13,500 air conditioner.



The RV30A-15A Adapter must be one of those "DOGBONE" style 18-inch long adapters. These are available from WALMART. This is the same RV30A-15A adapter you will need to have if you plug your trailer into a 2KW Honda Type Generator.
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DO NOT USE the small 30A-15A adapters as they will get hot and burn up your trailer shore power connector.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:48 AM   #16
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My son experienced some electrical problems using a 15/20 amp outlet- Be aware that most rvs have 12 volt power drains in use such as refrigerater controls, water heater controls, propane warning devices as well as the converter- These drains convert to 120 volt useage even though none of the mentioned appliances are in use- We rewired the garage to accommadate a 30 amp outlet- He has not had any electrical appliance failures since- JMHO- DD
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Thanks 19H, will do.yeah Doug I was at Fort Gordon Ga. Bivwack was a pain for sure. Thanks guys....
I didn't mind the bivouacs in Basic - it was like staying at the Hilton compared to the rest of my years in the Army .
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One thing to pay attention too, is the 15 amp to 30 amp adaptor. You can melt them, especially if you have the extension cord connected to a 20 amp rated household outlet. My dealer stated they actually have people coming in all the time with melted adaptors.
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My wife or kids almost did this. We had the TT at home a couple of days before a trip to load, and someone (no one ever admitted to it) decided the TN summer was a little too warm, so they flipped the AC on. I came home, saw condensation dripping and thought "what the ....". It was running, but the heat from the adapter was so hot it was starting to melt the end of the TT shore power plug. Thankfully I got there before any real damage was done.
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I installed a 30amp RV plug on the side of my garage, it cost less than $100 to do it myself, well worth it.
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