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Posted: 05/05/2010 12:45 PM
what kind of adapter do i need for the onsite generators?
Posted: 05/05/2010 12:59 PM
One of these...
Posted: 05/05/2010 07:48 PM
You can pick one up at most RV sales places and possibly at your local wal mart and hardware store.
Posted: 05/05/2010 09:09 PM
You may also want to put in a surge protector. The generators have been known to go off and then come right back on.
Posted: 05/05/2010 10:00 PM
If the wal mart here in Lampasas has them, they should be everywhere. They have a little RV section back by camping.
Posted: 05/06/2010 08:57 AM
The power outlets provided from the generators are common household 4 plex recepticles, so whatever wire coming from your RV needs to convert to a three prong 115 Volt male plug.
Posted: 05/06/2010 09:37 AM
Posted: 05/07/2010 08:01 AM
Just another FYI
Make sure your extension cord is rated accordingly too. That SOB will get hot!!
Posted: 05/07/2010 08:53 AM
When your RV mailout arrives, it will have info regarding what adapters you will need for your RV space and other helpful information.
Posted: 05/08/2010 11:35 AM
It tries to explain. It does not address folks with big ol 50 amp RVs.
Posted: 05/08/2010 11:33 PM
Roger that, Street. The box at the end of each 'run' (one-per-spot) is a simple, metal two-outlet, 110-V, 25-amp (one prong has a horizontal slot). They have varied lengths running at the back of the lot-line so there's one box per spot. I'm bringing four short 1-foot 4x4 boards (cutoff fence posts) and a small piece of 3/4" plywood to cover the outlet box this year. Last year, it got accidentally run over by a golf cart (or two) breaking the outlet and making the connection, well, a bit 'shaky', especially when the rain storm put the box in a puddle! Yeah, the 50-amp rigs do have a bit of an issue. Glad my little 23-foot Hobbi only has the need for a 30-amp connection!
For those with electric golf carts, suggest bringing an extra heavy gauge extension cord and plugging in your recharger directly to the outlet box vs. your RV's outside outlet. Might prevent tripping the C/B.
And those generators are almost 'silent'--my spot is right next to one and you can't hear it inside the RV (or outside, for that matter)--unless you stand next to the Generator!
Under a month!!!!!
Posted: 05/08/2010 11:40 PM
Forgot to add. You can get those adapters for 110 to 30-amp RV on eBay for $3.48/each (delivered).
Get a few extras and you might 'save the day' for your neighbor! Definitely won't hurt and might earn a beer or beads or bead-generator...who knows...it's ROT!
Someone once suggested having an RV sales/service vendor on sight. There were two at the Buffalo Chip. Might be a good thing at ROT.
Posted: 05/10/2010 11:20 AM
Was going to reply with directions for the 50 amp people but I'll bet they've run into this a time or two before...lol!
Not a bad idea to have an RV dealer on hand. I think they usually have a Mobile RV Service vendor cruising the grounds.
Posted: 05/10/2010 11:34 AM
With regard to those who have 50 amp units. You do not recieve 50 amp service. Using route arounds to jack the hookup creates problems for your neighbors and affects their service. Please just do the right thing, and come prepared to utilize what you've paid for and no more. For those who try to circumvent the system, ROT staff are instructed to disconnect it if they catch you.
Posted: 05/11/2010 10:25 AM
RocketIII said: Last year, it got accidentally run over by a golf cart (or two) breaking the outlet and making the connection, well, a bit 'shaky
Last year, it got accidentally run over by a golf cart (or two) breaking the outlet and making the connection, well, a bit 'shaky
Yeah our neighbor ran over the entire box with his RV by accidnt when he pulled in and we had to have the service guy rebuild it. That was bad cuz it took him 2 hours just to put a new box on the end of the cord.
Posted: 05/13/2010 10:21 AM
Hey Rockett -
Not wanting to stick my nose into other people's business, but I was noticing that you included a pic of an adapter that should work for most people, which should be helpful to some.
I wanna caution tho that the adapter in your pic is only rated for 15 amps which, if your hauler is a 30-amp requirement, then pushing 30-amps thru a 15-amp adapter might cause a meltdown within the adapter itself; if you try to run everything (AC, etc.) inside the hauler all at once.
Just my opinion. I might be wrong. If so, I apologize in advance.
Just make sure to keep the suds COLD.
Posted: 05/13/2010 09:13 PM
True, because it is designed to fit in a 15 amp recepticle, the recepticles from the generators are rated at twenty amps, but most folks don't have the 1 horizontal, 1 vertical male plug rated at twenty. You'll burn up the recepticle long before the adapter. Remember all, the 30 amp rating is the inrush current if you were to fire up everything at once. Start the fridge on propane, keep it there and start your fan, then your compressor in the a/c. Should have no problems, if so call me. I'll be running around in my beater cart passing out beads!
Ok Ok I know, way to much information!!!
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