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Old 12-05-2006, 11:45 AM   #15
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James, that is cool. It is on my summer "mods" list. In the Sunshine state there are all kinds of critters that can climb up the power cord and in the RV. Even when I have the cord cover down and closed around the cord I still smear some petroleum jelly on the cord near the trailer to discourage ants...especially those of the FIRE variety. With your Boler power supply (like the marine shore power kits) you are staying sealed Alistair
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:43 PM   #16
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Here's another type. This came with the Boler when we got it. The lid covers a three prong receptacle to which I attach the female end of an extension cord.A word of caution here. Be sure to use a heavy duty cord. I once used a 100 ft lawnmower cord and almost cooked the converter. Boy did it get hot.Too much resistance and too long a cord.
That is the way a lot of the vintage RVs are. But these were just 15 amp. That way the critters can't get in. But the older RVs weren't equipped with all the mods we use today, so we need 30 or 50 amps. Then there is going to be someone who uses too lightweight a cord, and starts a fire. I think that is why they don't come that way, any more.
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:39 PM   #17
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Oooo I'm getting some negative vibes here. I was only pointing out the fact that those 'yard' cords are not ment for camping use.and what mods? I,m talkin no heat, no air, no nuke machine, no tv, no radio. Just a luxury called lighting and mabee a small fan when it's really, really hot. I usually carry a cooler and don't use the fridge.
This is luxury. When I want to go basic I take the canoe, a tent and a backpack.
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Old 12-08-2006, 12:07 PM   #18
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Oooo I'm getting some negative vibes here. I was only pointing out the fact that those 'yard' cords are not ment for camping use.and what mods? I,m talkin no heat, no air, no nuke machine, no tv, no radio. Just a luxury called lighting and mabee a small fan when it's really, really hot. I usually carry a cooler and don't use the fridge.
This is luxury. When I want to go basic I take the canoe, a tent and a backpack.
Hi: With all Elec"trickery" there are positives and negatives... Too big an appliance and too small a cord adds up to a negative!!! Two many things plugged into one recepticle adds up too another negative!!! Now where did I put those spare fuses??? Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:50 PM   #19
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That is the way a lot of the vintage RVs are. But these were just 15 amp. That way the critters can't get in. But the older RVs weren't equipped with all the mods we use today, so we need 30 or 50 amps. Then there is going to be someone who uses too lightweight a cord, and starts a fire. I think that is why they don't come that way, any more.
There's nothing wrong with a 15 amp connector and cord for loads up to 15 amps (like the setup James showed), or with a detachable cord for a 30 amp load the corresponding connectors are used (like the one in Roger's picture): as long as the circuit breaker (or fuse) suits the load, it was okay, and would still be okay.

The problem would be if someone connected 30 amps of load with one of those 15 amp connectors. I think new RVs no longer use the 15 A setup only because most are built to accommodate higher loads.

I have a stock 30 amp setup in my Boler, but the only time we would even get near 15 amps would be when using an electric space heater.
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