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Old 09-16-2019, 12:05 AM   #1
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2015 Tiffin Phaeton Allegro 36gh

I am very new first timer to the Class A Diesel Pusher Tiffin 2015 Allegro Phaeton 36gh Model. Just purchased slightly used 4 days ago. Pulled it inside my garage and I hooked it to the brand new 50 amp power plug without any voltage regulator or surge protector and half our later i heard like fire alarm inside the Rv and some burning smell on the rear of the Rv towards driver side . Immediately disconnected the power and everything stopped after 5 minutes. Any help as to what could have gone wrong and what damage I may have caused if any . What do I do next. Please help. Thanks
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:28 AM   #2
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Who wired the 50 amp power plug? I've seen licensed electricians wire them wrong.
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As a newbie, this can be quite disheartening. I suggest that you call a mobile RV tech to your place or take the RV to an RV shop for diagnosis. There is definitely something amiss with the electrical system. A mobile RV tech would be faster while a shop could take days to weeks. It would also be wise to purchase an RV EMS to prevent damage to the RV due to high/low voltage, power surges, etc. One of the most popular brands is Progressive Industries. Good luck and keep us posted on the outcome.
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get someone to check that plug is 110 with 50 amp and not 240 volts. I almost had this happen to me. Dave
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get someone to check that plug is 110 with 50 amp and not 240 volts. I almost had this happen to me. Dave
The 50 amp plug should be 240 volts.

Here is some info to help you and others understand how it works, rather then give out mis-information.

If you look at your plug and outlet, you will see that its marked 50 amp, 250 volts.


http://www.myrv.us/electric/Pg/50amp_Service.htm
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:11 AM   #6
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To the OP, there is a chance that what happened was that the batteries are in bad shape and overcharged.

The boiling acid can set off the propane alarm and will defenetly smell.

The last thing I would suspect is the 50 amp-240 volt outlet being wired wrong. That would have tripped breakers in the house as you plugged it in.

Open the battery compartment and take a look around. Boiling batteries will have whit acid stains on them.
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Thank u all for your great suggestions. After talking to Tiffin service help desk we figured the problem was not the 5 amp plug since it is wired properly with 220/240 volt. Since it is all electric coach it has Aqua Hot Water system and being new did not turn off the system before storing it my garage and it was heating up eater and not being used and the exhaust system was blowing hot air burning diesel fuel. Learnt a lot. Now everything is OK . Being new to the class A diesal pusher I have let to learn from you all. Thanks again.
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Thanks for the update, glad to hear all is well.
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