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Old 08-01-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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? about shore power cord

I am a newbie and had the RV delivered by carrier so I didn't get the dealers walk through on how everything works. So I pulled out the 30amp power cord from its little storage compartment and it is connected to a receptacle fixed to the RV.

I assume the cord needs to be unplugged from the RV receptacle and plugged into the shore power to power the RV. But what purpose does the cord provide when it is plugged into the receptacle in the storage compartment.

Does it have anything to do with power from the generator?

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Yes, sounds like you do not have an automatic transfer switch that connects the generator if the shore power is not connected/available. Instead, 'you' are the transfer switch - plugging the shore cord into either the generator outlet or a power outlet/pedestal.
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OK, so if I understand this correctly the generator feeds that receptacle in the power cord storage compartment, and by plugging the cord into that it feeds the RV the 30amp power like the campground power would?
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OK, so if I understand this correctly the generator feeds that receptacle in the power cord storage compartment, and by plugging the cord into that it feeds the RV the 30amp power like the campground power would?
yes, I think you will find this to be so. Fire up the generator and try it plugged and unplugged to verify.
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Yes. Plug the cord in so the generator powers up your plugs, lights, and A/C.
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Shut off the generator BEFORE you unplug the power cable.

When you plug into the campground power pedestal make sure the circuit breaker is OFF before you plug into it.

This prevents arcs and sparks. Once you are firmly plugged in turn the circuit breaker on.
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Good information, thank you all.
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