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Old 01-11-2016, 09:18 AM   #11
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Since the thread is "Shore Power" I have a ??. ShorePower refers to marine situations where boats connect to 110/220 volt power while at dock. I understand the similarity that this has to an RV site hookup but wondering, is there an actual term for the power post at a cap site?
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:12 AM   #12
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Since the thread is "Shore Power" I have a ??. ShorePower refers to marine situations where boats connect to 110/220 volt power while at dock. I understand the similarity that this has to an RV site hookup but wondering, is there an actual term for the power post at a cap site?
It's usually called the "pedestal".
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:45 PM   #13
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Since the thread is "Shore Power" I have a ??. ShorePower refers to marine situations where boats connect to 110/220 volt power while at dock. I understand the similarity that this has to an RV site hookup but wondering, is there an actual term for the power post at a cap site?
Interesting question. I've always called it "shore power", probably always will. I think of my RV as a big (very big I guess) rolling boat! LOL!

This thread also has me thinking about what's actually happening at my truck plug when I'm plugged into shore power. Guess I'll have to put a meter on and find out.

My process has always been:

-Back in
-Level left to right
-Place wheel chocks
-Plug in Shore power
-DW turns on AC and begins inside setup/tends to the boy while I do the rest
-Unhook truck
-Level front to rear
-Lower stab jacks
-Place X-Chocks
-Place supplemental jacks (Stack Jacks)
-DW runs slide out after all stabs have been lowered/placed.
-Snug curb-side stack jack
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It's usually called the "pedestal".
Ya, but then there's some ambiguity if you post that you put your DW on a pedestal.
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It's usually called the "pedestal".
Guess that's the best answer. We all know what someone is talking about when they say shore power. Just strange we RV'ers don't have our own term. I just named the pedestal in my back yard as Land power but since land is by definition also shore, o well????
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Any time I hear the term, SHOREPOwER, I assume they are from a nautical background.

I just refer to it as the power pedestal.
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The history of the term "Shore Power" as used by the RV industry goes back a few years. The picture below is how the RV industry got into using the term Shore Power. The RV owner in the picture below parked at a dock (with electric hookup) for a few days then went to a Camp Ground, asked for a site with "Shore Power" and since then it is history.

I wonder how long it will take to fill that BLACK water tank under the RV?

This is all the information I could find on the subject.

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I don't know about other companies, but STARCRAFT's ( hence JAYCO's) roots go back to the boat industry. They started making boats in the 20's and then campers in 1964.
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Most fire trucks also have plug in power to keep batteries and tools charged while in station. The call that shore power also.
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