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Old 02-22-2017, 04:04 AM   #1
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Hookup/Unhook Power in the Rain

It has been raining all night and is expected to continue this morning. Ground is soaked.

Any precautions I need to take when unplugging from camp power?
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:31 AM   #2
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Flip the circuit breaker off on the power pole first, then unplug. That has always worked for me.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:39 AM   #3
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Probably a good idea to have the breaker off when hooking up too. I find at most campgrounds the breakers are off when we arrive, and have seen campground workers turn them off when they are cleaning the sites after the sites are vacated if they were left on. I always have the breaker off when connecting and disconnecting.
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It has been raining all night and is expected to continue this morning. Ground is soaked.

Any precautions I need to take when unplugging from camp power?
Umbrella? (unless there is lightning!)
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:58 PM   #5
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Breakers and Circuit Tester

As long as you keep your fingers away from the plug prongs and sockets, no problem.
If you don't have one get a plug in circuit tester to check that the wiring from the campground is OK.
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:32 PM   #6
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The male cord cap on the trailer's service cord and the pedestal receptacle are considered a disconnecting means .
That being said you should not plug in or unplug an appliance or trailer when under load. The circuit breaker should be in the off position , then the trailer cord plugged into the pedestal receptacle and then the circuit breaker turned to the on position.
Plugging / unplugging the trailer under load damages the male cord cap and the pedestal receptacle due to arcing.
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