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Old 10-24-2011, 10:30 AM   #15
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you probably will have to make one. Just will have to buy the appropriate end and change it. I have mine plugged in to my house with a medium duty extension cord just to be able to turn on a light and to keep the batteries charge but that's all. I don't have any problem with the extension cord heating up.
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The cord is heating up because a) the connections are a little loose (check that everything, including inside the 30amp to 15 amp pigtail is tight) or b) you are pulling too much current for the size wire your extension cord is made out of.

I'm sure you are plugged into a 15 amp outlet (possibly you have a 20) which is normally enough if you are running normal stuff plus one air conditioner, but if you have a weenie extension cord you'll get too much heat and possibly burn up/catch on fire your cords and plugs.

You can purchase or make a heavier extension cord (some 12/2 Romex will work) . Unless you want to invest in some electrical work, i.e. put in a 30 amp dedicated circuit just for the motorhome.

Incidentally, dryer outlets are 240 volts- you CANNOT use them for your motorhome, even if they look superficially similar to a 50 amp motorhome outlet.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:42 PM   #17
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That is a nice Bounder. Inside layout looks a whole lot like my 'smoothsided' 1994. Great deal, I'll take it, when shall I pick it up ?
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:24 AM   #18
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There is no pigtail. The coach has a thick cord but the plug is a regual grounded plug end. Just as you would plug right into the house recepticle. The exstenion is a smaller amped cord but still heavy duty. The outlet on the outside of the house is wired directly to our microwave outlet in the kitchen. Found that out the hard way.
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Really? Your shore power cord has a 15 amp plug on the end of it? I might be wrong, but I think that's got to be a modification by a previous owner. A 1988 would certainly have been set up for 30 amp, unless you had no original air conditioners.

Is the plug molded into the cord? If it is, I'd be inclined to think the PO changed out the entire 30 amp cord and swapped in a household-type cord. If the plug is just wired on, I'd think he just swapped plugs for some reason. You can buy new 30 amp plugs like this.

You might want to check and make sure your wire sizes are adequate. They should be marked on the side of the cord somewhere. Your shore power cord should be 10-3, and your extension cord a 10 or 12. Almost all household cords are 14 or 16 gauge wire, which is OK for light loads but getting marginal for running the AC or microwave.

Check where the wiring is getting hot. Is it uniformly the entire cord set-up, or is it only or mostly at certain spots?

As I said previously, I would first check for loose or dirty connections, starting by pulling off the faceplate on the house outlet.
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I will take a pic of it tonight when I get home and put it on here. Thanks Senior Chief
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