Adapter help please - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Name: Sharon
Trailer: Chez Nous - a 2011 Scamp 16'
Texas
Posts: 277
Adapter help please

Can someone point out to me (at say Amazon) the type of adapter I need to plug my Scamp into my normal home electric socket. Looks like it will be some HUGE type of adapter for that monstrous Scamp cord plug.

Sharon
__________________

__________________
SharonM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Sounds like you've got a 30-amp cord- is that right? If so, you don't need anything more complicated than this three-dollar part.

Do keep in mind that you'll only be able to draw the standard 15amps from the outlet. Don't try the microwave, air conditioner, fridge and hair dryer all at the same time!

Francesca
__________________

__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: Sharon
Trailer: Chez Nous - a 2011 Scamp 16'
Texas
Posts: 277
Thank you thank you. And if the house doesn't blow up, hugs too.

Sharon
__________________
SharonM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:14 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Sharon
Trailer: Chez Nous - a 2011 Scamp 16'
Texas
Posts: 277
PS -- I've got whatever that big black cord is that's attached and standard on a Scamp 16'.
__________________
SharonM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Sharon
Trailer: Chez Nous - a 2011 Scamp 16'
Texas
Posts: 277
-- Wow, $3 plug and $10 shipping at PPL? Unreal. Let me check Amazon where I can use prime for free shipping. But ty for showing me what I need!!!

S.
__________________
SharonM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Bryan L.'s Avatar
 
Trailer: 1991 Scamp 16 ft
Posts: 304
This is what you need at Amazon.
__________________
"The babbling that I brook." - Pink Floyd

1991 Scamp 16'
Bryan L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:28 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
If you have an RV part dealer close by... EVEN WalMart.... don't pay shipping!
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:31 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Name: Sharon
Trailer: Chez Nous - a 2011 Scamp 16'
Texas
Posts: 277
Thanks.
__________________
SharonM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharonM View Post
PS -- I've got whatever that big black cord is that's attached and standard on a Scamp 16'.
Its a 30 AMP and the recommendation made will work just fine to connect it to the house power. You should be able to pick one up at any Camping World or local RV shop.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: Sharon
Trailer: Chez Nous - a 2011 Scamp 16'
Texas
Posts: 277
One more question ... a while back I got a Progressive Industries SSP30 Smart Surge. Would it be useful in any way for me to use this surge protector gizmo while plugged in at home?

Also, I was just reading to be VERY CAREFUL not to turn much on in the Scamp (maybe not the A/C) because of overheating problems plugging in at home. Is this true? Same for microwave? I know now not to turn them all on at same time, but how about individually only?

Sharon
__________________
SharonM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Bryan L.'s Avatar
 
Trailer: 1991 Scamp 16 ft
Posts: 304
I've run the AC in mine before without any problems and a few lights. Never been a problem for me personally.

I will gladly pay a couple bucks shipping to save me 40 minutes out of my day going to Walmart along with a couple of bucks in gas to get there!
__________________
"The babbling that I brook." - Pink Floyd

1991 Scamp 16'
Bryan L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:44 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Using the surge protector can never hurt. I dont have an AC or Microwave so have never used either when plugged into only 110 power but I have used my TV & DVD and toaster oven & other electronics many times without a problem.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 11:04 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Robin G's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2007 Casita
Posts: 3,440
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharonM View Post

Also, I was just reading to be VERY CAREFUL not to turn much on in the Scamp (maybe not the A/C) because of overheating problems plugging in at home. Is this true? Same for microwave? I know now not to turn them all on at same time, but how about individually only?

Sharon

It's about amps! The problem would be that the household plug won't provided enough amps to run the AC.... But as Brian said, I too have turned it on. I don't run it though, because I don't want to put undo stress on my AC for not having enough power provided.
Personally I don't use a mircrowave even at home so blowing up a micro wouldnt' bother me , but check how many amps your micro uses and make the decision for your self.





Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan L. View Post
.

I will gladly pay a couple bucks shipping to save me 40 minutes out of my day going to Walmart along with a couple of bucks in gas to get there!

I take it you don't care for Walmart Bryan! I personally would drive across town to avoid walking into a Walmart........
__________________
Robin G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 02:18 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharonM View Post
One more question ... a while back I got a Progressive Industries SSP30 Smart Surge. Would it be useful in any way for me to use this surge protector gizmo while plugged in at home?

Also, I was just reading to be VERY CAREFUL not to turn much on in the Scamp (maybe not the A/C) because of overheating problems plugging in at home. Is this true? Same for microwave? I know now not to turn them all on at same time, but how about individually only?

Sharon
The surge protector won't hurt anything, but unless you've got sensitive electronics aboard the trailer I wouldn't bother with it when at home. Use in RV's is often recommended due to unpredictable wiring at RV parks, some of which have whatchamighcall jerry-rigged systems.


There won't be any overheating problems because the 15amp circuit you're plugging into will just trip if you try to draw power beyond that limit. That's what the breaker's there for!

Francesca
__________________

__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Trillium 5500 will be towed by flat-4 truck...which adapter do I need? Laurie Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 24 06-06-2011 11:38 PM
need adapter 13 scamp BarryS Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 4 08-17-2009 04:40 PM
Four-prong flat to seven round wiring adapter Adam S. Classified Archives 0 07-03-2009 06:05 PM
Wiring Adapter? Legacy Posts Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 3 06-20-2003 07:21 PM
Power Caster Adapter Legacy Posts Modifications, Alterations and Updates 2 02-05-2003 01:15 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.