RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-29-2020, 07:36 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 45
30 amp for storage

Hey all,


Im looking at buying a 1998 Newmar Motorhome. I have at my house a 30 amp run with circuit breaker on a pole that I have used to plug my travel trailers into when I'm not using it.


The motorhome runs on 50 amp so Im sure I can plug the 30 amp plug into it using a 30 to 50 amp cord adapter.



Is this also a good idea with motorhomes ? I have never had a problems doing this with a TT. I also know I cant run 2 ACs but if in storage under a RV cover I wont need the ACs.


I assume that doing this will be good to keep the all 6 of the batteries charged.


If this is correct what else would you run? Anything like the fridge on a warm setting? A small electric heater?



Would doing this also help the Diesel start easier in freezing weather?


Any help is appreciated.


Thanks All.
RJ8450 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-29-2020, 07:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,506
No problem at all. Yes, assuming this is an RV 30 amp outlet (one hot, one neutral and one ground).


It is only residential 30 amps with TWO HOTS that can't be used (without letting all the smoke out of your RV appliances).
__________________
Brett Wolfe
Ex: 2003 Alpine 38FDDS. Ex: 1997 Safari Sahara. Ex: 1993 Foretravel U240
wolfe10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 07:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
jacwjames's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 7,833
Figure out the amp draw of any appliance you want to run an limit the draw to about 25 amp to play it safe. You should be able to run 1 AC and misc other loads.

Check to see if you have a block/engine heater, there may be a switch on the dash panel for this and a breaker in the service panel dedicated to it. If it is cold turn this on ~4-8 hours before you want to start but it will draw some power so you will have to limit other loads.

Some RV's come with a energy management system that will automatically shed loads if plugged into a 3o amp outlet, see if your rig may be equipped with this.
__________________
Jim J
2002 Monaco Windsor 38 PKD Cummins ISC 350 8.3L
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/5.7 Hemi
jacwjames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 07:48 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 45
Ok Thanks for the reply.

I'm sure it just 30 amp because I never had any problem with any TT I have plugged it into But I can use a voltage meter to check to be sure.


Would it be a good idea to run anything when in storage?


Would anyone know if this MH has a block/engine heater
RJ8450 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 07:50 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 14,510
Plugged your Travel Trailer into that 30A so you can also plug your MH in using that 30A to 50A adapter

You can not only keep batteries charged/maintained but run the fridge, the A/C Unit, the Water Heater (if you have water), the furnace

Unlike the 50A (2 separate Hot legs that can handle 6000W each) your 30A receptacle can only handle 3600W TOTAL...both 50A Hot legs will be powered just can use more then 30A TOTAL

Nice to have RV parking at home With AC Power....use it
*Just check battery water levels after 1sy month of being connected

No need to 'Start' engine unless your are going camping.
Starting them is not necessary or good to just idle/not be driven so everything gets warmed up
__________________
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 07:53 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 21,672
Unless you plan to drive the coach until all the systems reach FULL operating temp, don't start the engine.

I've used my coach on 30 amp service for 5 months while using it in an RV park , with careful power management , and when at home the coach is on 15 amp ; all batteries maintained.

EDIT: I see , Old-Biscuit , posted while I was typing , sorry about the duplication.
__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 08:19 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 45
Good deal,


So no having to use the disconnect to battery. Correct?
RJ8450 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 08:33 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 14,510
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJ8450 View Post
Good deal,


So no having to use the disconnect to battery. Correct?
If you turn Battery Disconnect OFF...batteries will not be charged/maintained
__________________
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
storage



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Generator Maintenance & MANUALS Onan & Generac & PARTS "007" RV Systems & Appliances 34 07-06-2019 03:09 AM
Dumb & Lazy Question #2: Chassis battery charging during storage cment Truck Conversions 1 12-16-2018 04:08 PM
February "Celebrity Classic" Meal Signups Madame Boomer Texas Boomers 29 02-06-2018 07:55 PM
50 amp to 20 amp for winter storage Griffin379 Country Coach Owners Forum 6 11-28-2017 11:26 AM
storage between hitch & ball & still tow car new rver Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 4 01-18-2012 08:04 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.