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Old 06-01-2012, 06:44 AM   #1
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Electric hook up

Can I hook up my jayco 17z to my house electric in my garage and run my ac unit in the trailer without problems in my driveway? Will everything work as intended? Reason I ask is it the same electric at campsites as I don't want to short anything out on my new camper? As you could see I'm new at all this.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:38 AM   #2
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As long as you have a 30a 120v outlet in your garage, If you only have a 20a 120v regular outlet you could run the ac but nothing else I believe. Larry
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Larry your the best thank you just got off the phone w salesman gonna pik up up new 17z soon so just tryn to prepare here. Will I have to be required to tow with these sway bars r they a pain to hook up
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Larry your the best thank you just got off the phone w salesman gonna pik up up new 17z soon so just tryn to prepare here. Will I have to be required to tow with these sway bars r they a pain to hook up
Using the tongue jack crank up the trailer when it is hooked up to the RV attach the chains and then drop the trailer back down... THIS is the reason so many of us go with a power tongue jack...
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:49 AM   #5
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Hello Metro12,

You can run your ac using a y-plug plugged into two outlets on separate circuits. You even may need to do this when cooling down the fridge. The fridge running on ac power can pop 15amp breakers.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #6
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Congratulations on your new 17Z, it is a great unit.
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@midnightsun: What safety is there with the "y plug" that would prevent putting 240v on the camper's 120v plug? Can you provide a link to the product?
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X2; on bring power in from two circuits.

My dealer told us never run the AC while connected to anything other than a 30+ amp circuit. The issue they state was the plug adaptor has too much current going through it and it will melt as they are designed for 15 amps. They stated they have seen many melted plug adaptors.
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X2; on bring power in from two circuits.

My dealer told us never run the AC while connected to anything other than a 30+ amp circuit. The issue they state was the plug adaptor has too much current going through it and it will melt as they are designed for 15 amps. They stated they have seen many melted plug adaptors.
We just (6/5/12) picked up our new X17Z, the dealer told us exactly the same thing...now I'm looking at running a 30 amp line out to the camper parking pad
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