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Old 03-04-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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30A at home

Read Jayco manual and it says not to adapt 30A cord etc etc y'all know. Talked to Jayco via phone and they held the "cover our rear ends" position but "off the record" candidly speaking they said I could use an adapter 30A to 15A safely at home, standard outlet, as long as I didn't try to run everything in the TT(which I told them was not the case) Can I get by safely running the fridge(alone) before going on a trip using this power source? Am installing the P.I. EMS-HW30C before attempting. Good idea or recipe for disaster? Eventually I will install a 30A hookup at home once I quit spending money on TT accessories. Arcs and sparks are never good unless you are Noah or Bosch/Champion. Thanks for any and all replies
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:10 AM   #2
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I installed a 15a circuit on the outside of the building we store at. Have plugged in and run the fridge for a few days before and never had a problem. I have also run the fan on the AC without any issues either.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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I do it all the time. As long as you do not run the AC or microwave I see no problem. Just use a good quality extension cord. I have a voltmeter in the trailer and maintain good voltage with this setup. Turn on the AC and voltage will drop significantly.
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i had the same concern but we had no probs with our camp driveway shake down this weekend. just dont run all appliances at once like the others had said.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:25 AM   #5
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The breaker at the stick house breaker panel will not let you draw more than 15A(hopefully). Make sure the extension cord is rated for at least 15A. A lot of them are made with #16 wire.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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running just the fridge and the converter will be no problem for a 15 amp circuit. Just dont try to run the A/C on that...
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #7
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Thanks everybody. Good to know, eases my mind. No extension cord needed. TT's shore line power cable long enough to reach outlet w/adapter. Only other concern was that it was not an isolated outdoor outlet. Other items are plugged in line as well before end of the line outlet(i.e. box freezer, refridgerator in garage) Should still be ok I believe. Going to do a driveway "shakedown". Never ran fridge at dealership so hopefully it works(rookie mistake) Could run off propane I guess to test. If not that's what the warranty is for right?
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:53 PM   #8
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Worst that could happen is you could pop the house breaker. Your RV fridge isn't going to pull heavy current like the house model.
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I would get a full 20 amp high quality extension cord and keep it as short as possible. Running every light in the camper will pull about 10 amps, with the fridge you will push 12 or so...so you should be fine....just keep and eye on your voltage. Long extension can cause voltage drops. I have a PI EMS as well and it should keep you protected if you accidentally start pulling too much in most cases - but it will not protect you from bad or undersized extension cords.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:12 PM   #10
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How does a slide do on 15amps.
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