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Old 12-17-2011, 09:14 AM   #15
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Our "new" 1980 Pacearrow - your twin

Hello richard,
My partner and I bought the same model as yours last month and are living in it in "luxury" in Gilroy, Ca right next to our horses - a dream come true! I wondered if you might know what the deal is with the main power supply cord. It is supposed to be a 30 amp, right? I went to buy a 30 amp extension cord and the plug prongs are much bigger on the extension cord than on the rv plug? Do you know anything about this? We are total newcomers to owning an rv let alone an oldie but goodie, but we love Harvy the RV!!! We hope you are loving yours, too.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:00 PM   #16
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Could it be that you got a 50 amp cord?? If there is 4 holes on the plug that's what you got. If 30 amp cord with three holes it still might be the right plug but made heavy duty with over-sized contacts.

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:08 AM   #17
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Hello Wallaby Dan,
thanks for your taking a moment to reply. Turns out the With a 15 amp adapter to 30 amp out put I can hook up just fine to a 3o amp board. It is a mystery why the stystem is labeled 30 amp bu the output plug is of the 15 amp size...? But it is all working well now and hopefully won't melt anything!!! Best ot you this holiday season...and always!
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:57 AM   #18
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The previous owner may have changed out the power cords- rest assured it will do no harm to use a 15-to-30 amp adapter, but check the connections for heat. Loose cords/plugs cause resistance and heat- not uncommon when using adapters.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #19
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Since you are new to RVs, look at the information at this web page for a description of what normal 30 amp RV service is.
The 30-amp 120-volt 2 pole 3 wir
The RV plug is not one that you normally see around the house.
There are adaptors so you can connect the RV cable to normal home recepticles. Even Wallmart sales the adaptors in the RV portion of the automotive section.

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:15 AM   #20
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If you are hooked up with a 15 amp plug it would not be good to try to run the a/c as this could cause the plug to melt.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:12 AM   #21
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thanks all

Dear Dave and my new RVing friends,
Wanted to thank ou for your contributions regarding the electricity systems. Dave, thanks for the really clear link and for all the words of wisdom from you all - "senior rig" as well! It is nice to be supported in this new lifestyle...

Dave your chieften is beautiful... you must have great fun and knowledge from your experiences...

best to you always,SAbina and HArvy

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