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Old 09-14-2020, 09:32 PM   #21
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Hmmm I should use a power strip when I plug into my 15 amp outlet in the garage to save the contacts on my cords? I never really worried about that little pop but I assume a power strip is rated for switching under load?

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Old 09-14-2020, 09:52 PM   #22
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According to Thor, you should turn off your main power breaker in the coach breaker panel before plugging in. With a garage outlet for 30 amp there should be a separate breaker in your home breaker panel that you can turn off also prior to plugging in.
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:54 PM   #23
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It's a shared 15 amp that I use just to keep batteries happy and run the fridge. Running to the basement or under the bed in the RV sounds like a PIA. A power strip sounds much easier.
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:57 PM   #24
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I was answering the initial post. Yes, I would use a switchable power strip!
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:44 PM   #25
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I was answering the initial post. Yes, I would use a switchable power strip!
throw the power strip away. Too many loose connections. it will protect nothing and cause more problems.
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:46 PM   #26
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It's a shared 15 amp that I use just to keep batteries happy and run the fridge. Running to the basement or under the bed in the RV sounds like a PIA. A power strip sounds much easier.
skip the power strip. It will cause more trouble.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:02 PM   #27
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I Drive a 2018 24 HL Four Winds and when I plug the power line in a 30 amps or a 15 amps socket it sparks even if the main power switch is off. This cause a little damage to my plug (arching burns small marks in the plug) . I'm not an expert but I do not believe this is normal. I would appreciate some insight on this. Thanks.
I would say try a kill a watt in line. turn off the pedestal power and plug in the kill a watt then plug in the RV. Turn on the pedestal power and see how much draw you have on the meter. Turn of the breakers one by one until the meter reads about zero, that will be the load you are getting. It will be easier to track down from that point
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:27 PM   #28
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Yes, if you donít turn the breaker off at the pedestal, you may draw an arc when you plug it in.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:46 PM   #29
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You should always turn the pedestal breaker off before you plug in and then flip it back on to prevent that very thing.
Yes! Exactly!
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:57 PM   #30
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I Drive a 2018 24 HL Four Winds and when I plug the power line in a 30 amps or a 15 amps socket it sparks even if the main power switch is off. This cause a little damage to my plug (arching burns small marks in the plug) . I'm not an expert but I do not believe this is normal. I would appreciate some insight on this. Thanks.
Your 110 will do this in the house too. Don't hesitate, stick the plug right in there so there and don't allow a gap between connectors any longer than you have to. If you can, turn off the breaker and then plug in. It's normal that electricity will try to jump a gap.
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:13 AM   #31
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I wonder how much more beating; this dead horse can stand?
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:40 AM   #32
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I wonder how much more beating; this dead horse can stand?


Agreed. Four pages does seem to just about have covered it!
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What else can we talk about next?
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:55 AM   #34
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What else can we talk about next?
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:58 AM   #35
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:08 AM   #36
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What else can we talk about next?
Maybe purchasing a surge protector!
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:23 PM   #37
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. If we're not talking about poop or sparks: it just wouldn't seem right...
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