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Old 06-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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I wanted to start a thread on here to ask questions about my Itasca as I come across them. Last fall I purchased (pretty cheaply I think) a 1984 Itasca Windcruiser; and I have started the long process of trying to repair and renovate it. I started by ripping out as much as I possibly could, and then began work on the roof. I've patched and sealed the roof, and am now starting to work on the very damaged ceiling.

I have many questions, but one thing is foremost on my mind tonight: I don't have a 30 amp receptacle at my house to test things out, but for some reason, my rv has two 30 amp power cords (as pictured). One of them is in the driver side near to breaker/convertor box (and as shown in brochure images), the other is located adjacent to the generator (not shown in any brochures images I could find). Both appear to have both a plug/cord and receptacle, and are plugged in. So, which one is my power cord? Or both, having some adaption been made to power both A/Cs?

Roof Before:

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The Interior currently:

Power Cord by the Generator:

And power cord near the breaker/convertor box:

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
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Looks like you don't have an automatic transfer switch and need to plug the generator in to the system by hand when trying to use the generator.

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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That's roughly how our late but not lamented 1985 Fleetwood Class C was set up. There was a receptacle in the electrical/water bay and we had one cord for shore power and a second cord from the generator. You plugged in whichever you wanted to use.
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Ok, I had a suspicion that may be the case, it just seemed really redundant. Especially since the one next to the generator was obviously added later (the interior box was made with frp and duct tape). Makes zero sense to me. So then, I'm assuming I can just hardwire one of the connections and eliminate a box and plug?
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