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Old 06-25-2015, 12:08 PM   #1
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Probably a dumb NEWB questions, but how do I plug it in?

On 30 A shore power, hooking to the 30A outlet, or to a generator, what order are you supposed to plug stuff in?

I just plugged the wire into the trailer first, then to my wall in my garage and I got a spark and a pop. Everything worked, but I am now wondering if I should plug to receptacle at power source first and then attach the plug to the trailer???

All powered items in trailer are off, except for possibly the fridge which is set to AUTO and already cold.
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Probably a dumb NEWB questions, but how do I plug it in?

There aren't any dumb questions especially when electricity is involved . Turn off the breaker of the outlet you are plugging into .
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There aren't any dumb questions especially when electricity is involved . Turn off the breaker of the outlet you are plugging into .
Or , turning off the main in the RV will accomplish the same, if the breaker for the plug isn't handy.

2X, on no dumb questions , particularly , if the question you don't ask, ends up kicking you in the pocket book.
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OK. Sounds easy (and safe) enough!

Thanks for the quick responses!

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What Cliff said! When you go to a campground, be sure the breaker on the power pedestal is off before you plug in the cord!
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Taking our first trip tomorrow morning, and there seems like there is SO MUCH to learn!!!

We have been living in it on weekends out behind our house in the hay barn, but this is our first time to go away from home in it.

I am SKEERED!!!

But getting over it
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Don't be scared ! You will catch on fast . Remember most people in campgrounds are more than willing to help someone new . So go enjoy your trip but remember it is addictive I have been full timing for a little over 3 years now and have no regrets at all .
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If you do camp boondocking, meaning without any services like water, sewer and electricity, you can use your generator to connect your trailer to it; first start your generator, and then plug your power cord to it.
Once the camping done, shut OFF the generator and then disconnect your power cord.
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I have it in my signature, at the bottom of my posts. Also my tow vehicle and hitch info.

I can see it in my window, let me know if you cannot see it, and I will figure out how to fix it.
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Speaking of generators...I have a 4000 watt generator, and I plugged it in for the first time today, and it would not start the A/C. Nothing else turned on, just need A/C to get the humidity out. It just bogged down a bit and the A/C attempted to start up but never overcame that initial surge.

I should probably start a new thread about this...
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Just a quick comment on your first post, if it sparked when you plugged SOMETHING was still on! Turning off the main in your RV, or the CB on the source are the solution as stated..
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Maybe a water heater or battery charger on. 4000watts should start the AC
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Taking our first trip tomorrow morning, and there seems like there is SO MUCH to learn!!!

We have been living in it on weekends out behind our house in the hay barn, but this is our first time to go away from home in it.

I am SKEERED!!!

But getting over it
There is a lot to learn, but you'll be comfortable with it in no time. Have fun and relax; we'll be here if you need us.

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