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Old 03-07-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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50 amp hookup

We are getting ready to go to our first RV campsite. With full hookups. Is there anything special I need to do before plugging into the 50 amp receptacle?
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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Before plugging in make sure the plug is in good condition, turn breaker off, plug in your plug, turn on breaker. Thats what I do.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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get you a good surge protector first,it's very cheap insurance. It will protect your rig from voltage spikes and drops and bad wiring problems at the pedistal. $300.00 could save you $3000.00
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #4
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X-2 what the other posters said. I would get the Progressive Industries surge protector but anything is better than nothing!

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Old 03-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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Check the pedestal for proper voltage and wiring. I use 2 devices:

Multimeter to check voltage:


A polarity checker:

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Do I need to do anything with the batteries?
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Also, I would like to know, during travel can i run the refrigerator or do I need to start up the generator for that? Thanks... Newbie
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Just run the fridge off propane while traveling.
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Also, I would like to know, during travel can i run the refrigerator or do I need to start up the generator for that? Thanks... Newbie
If you got the manuals with your coach (I'm guessing you bought it used) you should read those to familiarize yourself with the operation of the systems in your coach. I am guessing that your refrigerator will run on the battery during travel or on propane As someone said, be sure to have the breaker in the off position before you plug in, then flip it on. Also, don't plug in if your generator is running...that can cause you to have a spike in voltage. Again, the manual is your "bible" and you should read up before you take off
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