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Old 04-06-2023, 10:38 AM   #1
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Electric set up

My unit is the 2018 25 BH. I run my power cord directly to the box…. The cord got really hot and tripped the AC FUSE.
What is the best set up for the power cord?
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Old 04-06-2023, 10:53 AM   #2
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Sounds like a worn our receptacle at the box. The 30 amp receptacles get used so much they become loose and that is what creates the heat.
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I would go to the office and request an immediate repair to prevent a fire. As above, this is why I carry a 50 to 30 dongle to use when i run into sketchy 30 amp outlets.

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Are you at a season site, or do you weekend travel between various CGs? Only happen at home? Does the cord get warm everywhere you go?

Lots of things can cause the cord to get warm/hot.
  • Low voltage causes the cord to heat up under heavy draw, like from an AC (check your voltage in the TT, and at the shore power post)
  • Are the prongs on the cord clean (no corrosion or tarnish). May need to replace the male end of your cord.
  • Is the female receptacle in good shape
  • Do you fully layout your cord? Never use a cord, while coiled up, this creates a magnetic field that increases resistance and heat. if you need it "coiled" lay it out in a figure 8 configuration.
  • Check male cord end, it may have internal issues, and needs to be replaced.

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Old 04-06-2023, 01:41 PM   #5
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And having an EMS between your cord and the receptacle is always important.
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