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Old 07-28-2015, 02:14 PM   #15
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Do you have an electric dryer in the house?
I am very sorry and embarrassed about my lack of knowledge on the Dryer Plug voltage being 240v. I knew it wasn't a direct plug in, but was 30 amps. I'm glad I said it here before I thought about it too much and tried it on my own somehow.

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Old 07-28-2015, 02:19 PM   #16
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Actually, it is 240vac .... it's just that the RV is typically using 2 separate 120vac legs rather than the 240vac.
Correct, the main thing is to not plug the RV into the home dryer outlet
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:31 PM   #17
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50amp service at an RV park is not 220 or 240.

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Yes it is, the 50amp RV just doesn't use it that way. It uses each 120v leg separately

Dang I type slow. Sorry.
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:41 PM   #18
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Do you have an electric dryer in the house?
Bucky do not suggest such a thing.. I know where you are going but PLEASE do not suggest such a thing.. Too many horror stories.
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To the O/P use the shortest heaviest (12ga minimum) cord to plug in.
Turn off EVERYTHING other than the A/C (turn off the breakers)

If it still does not work.. You have A/C problems.. NOTE I suspect you have A/C problems

I have yet to see a motor home A/C that would not start on 20 amps. most will on 15 and if it needs more than that to start the breaker should trip. So the odds are very high you have a bad A/C (or a very long very light weight extension cord)
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yes we have an electric dryer
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Actually, it is 240vac .... it's just that the RV is typically using 2 separate 120vac legs rather than the 240vac.
Except some rigs (like ours) have a 240 volt dryer, but it's not common at all.
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Yes it is, the 50amp RV just doesn't use it that way. It uses each 120v leg separately
Not totally true, ours is one of them that DOES use 240 volts for the dryer.
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From what you've said that "the ac hums" but doesn't blow the breaker? Even on a 15 amp plug it should at least start, blower on , then possibly overload the circuit and blow the breaker. Just humming is not a good sign $$$ , sorry to say.Hope your first trip is to a nice cool location did the previous owner say it worked ?
He didn't know, he got it from his boss and had the same problem hooked to an extension cord. He also said he called a RV repair shop and they told him to check for wasp nests, they might be blocking fan. Yeah I'm thinking a cool location is in order. We purchased it from a friend of a friend so I'm a bit concerned.
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wow there are a lot of people who don't understand electricity your 50 amp RV is just like your house half the stuff runs on one leg of the 220 volt box and half runs on the other they combine it to run 220 volt appliances. If you put a 220 dryer in your coach you could wire it thru your breaker box and it would work just fine . thirty amp coaches are not wired that way they only have one 120 volt leg .
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yes we have an electric dryer
DO NOT USE THAT OUTLET.. it is the wrong voltage and will damage your RV big time,

Instead use any 20 amp outlet (These have "T" shaped neutrals) such as you might use for a washing machine or other 120 volt device.. THEN use a 12ga cord of 100' or less to get to the adapter for the RV.

I stil think you have a bad A/C
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It does not sound good for your AC, but- This is what a 20 amp plug looks like.

It should easily power your air conditioner. I have run my AC on a 15amp circuit many times, just can't run anything else at the same time.
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A 20 amp plug with a heavy duty cord should get you where you need to be. Need to make sure both AC and DC circuits are performing--test one circuit or appliance at a time. Many older CGs are still 30 or 20 amp. Most newer CGs are 50 but have 30 and 20 amps in the same pedestal--so no problem. WARNING--do not use/modify kitchen range or water heater plugs--they are wired for 240 volts. Usually not a good idea to use an adaptor to step down a 50 amp CG plug to connect 30 amp cord. This means yr 30 amp cord is being supplied with 50 amps--not designed for that, even if your TT only uses 30 amps.....
Not true, Using the adapter delivers 30 amps only, will not harm your RV.
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