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Old 04-03-2012, 07:12 AM   #1
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Exclamation 30 amp shore power plug

I remember seeing a thread on this subject, but can't find it. I have a Eagle 322FKS with 15m a/c and all the standard appliances. I have noticed the 30 amp plug gets hot and the "hot" side" of the plug appears to be burnt. I now run the refg. & water heater on gas when we are using the a/c. However if I use my 30 amp extension cord, only the plug on the Jayco gets hot the plug on the 30 amp extension cord is warm but not hot. I noticed the cord on my Jayco was made in China! Has anyone else experienced this, and if so how did you solve the problem.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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On my last 30a rig, I had to cut the plug off and replace it with a new one. Sometimes the wiring at the plug heats up and destroys the plug due to poor connection at the CG panel or breakdown of the wires due to frequent flexing.

I would get an aftermarket 30a plug and replace the one on your supply cord.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:23 AM   #3
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I've got the same TT and have not had that problem. I did have the plug seperate and replaced the whole pigtail. Got it off Ebay at a good price. I'll post if if I can find it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:03 AM   #4
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I had a similar issue a few years ago.

I cut off the existing 30A male plug and replaced it with a Camco 30-Amp Power Grip Plug.
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"hot" & "burnt", those are bad words when talking about electricity. Replace, replace and replace!
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Agreed ^. I have see this a few time with extension cord ends (yard work, home use etc) and just cut off the end and install a new one. Make sure you inspect the bare wires when stripping them back. Sometimes the wires turn black which can add to the resistance of the wire (generate heat) or cause a poor connection at the new end. just cut back till its shiny copper.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #7
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Assuming that you have not converted your shore power to a twist-lock plug, replacing the end should take care of you. Along with stripping the jacket back to expose shiney wire, verify hat the cord has been constructed with 10ga wire. I had a marine customer with an overheating shore power cord and we discovered that the cord had been made with 14ga wire. It seldom happens, but it doesn't hurt to verify it. Also, insure the pedestal breaker is off when you plug in at the CG.
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I have the 28BHS. If I replace my plug end with the Power Grip Plug will it still store (fit) in the same place?
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I have the 28BHS. If I replace my plug end with the Power Grip Plug will it still store (fit) in the same place?
Most likely, it will not, but now you have reason to convert it to a detachable cord so you don't have to wrestle a cold power cord bck through the mouse hole.
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Here is the Thread where I did replace the cord on my 322FKS. It works great and was a great price. The cost was $36.00 and was from Ebay and the link is in the last post of the thread.
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