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Old 10-12-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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1967 Holiday Rambler. we are bit confused. The cord( it goes into the trailer to an electricla box between the water heater and stove/furnace) definitely screams 220 but right above the access to pull it out is a plate that says otherwise pictured below.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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It should be a 110v circuit with a 30 amp male plug on the end of the cord.

If you plug it into 220, I think you're going to have some major problems.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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yeppers, it is ,, we got confused my the heavy duty feel of the cord, thank you .
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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Nothing in an RV is 240 volt, unless you put something in, the reason for this is that 30 amp service is only 120 volt.

The 30 amp cord looks and feels like a common dryer cord.

IT IS NOT.

MANY have made the mistake of plugging into what they thought was a 30 amp RV outlet at a friends house or garage, or even their own house or garage, Or having an electrician install a 30 amp outlet and he made the mistake of thinking it was for a 240 volt tool or device.

And done hundreds of dollars in damage to their RV when they plugged in.

Nothing in an rv is 240 volt.

That said 50 amp service is 120/240 volt. Nothing in the RV is 240 volt but there is a good and valid reason for doing it that way.. I just do not have the time for a class in physics tonight.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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Problem is people confuse the NEMA 10-30 with the NEMA TT-30.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
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Nothing in an rv is 240 volt.

That said 50 amp service is 120/240 volt. Nothing in the RV is 240 volt but there is a good and valid reason for doing it that way.
Sorry, but there are in fact, RV's with 240 volt appliances in them like dryers and cooktops.
Especially when you get in to the Prevost range.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #7
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Thank you for the information. The explanations where clear and simple for my non electrical mind and the picture helped for clarification/comparison. Now to find the right thing to plug it into.
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We use a simple adapter to plug into a regular 20A outlet here at home... It keeps the batteries charged up,, and will run some lights ... NO 240V !!!!! NO dryer plug !!!!!!
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