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Old 03-01-2015, 11:24 AM   #1
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Plugging in to a normal house outlet?

Am I missing something? Is there a way to hook to a house current plug to power some minimal coach functions? Battery charger, fridge etc.

I have a couple of situations that I encounter occasionally at friends places where there is access to an outside plug. But no RV style 30 amp outlet.
Is there an exceptable way to plug the coach into this sort of outlet safely?

Thanks Richard
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:40 AM   #2
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Am I missing something? Is there a way to hook to a house current plug to power some minimal coach functions? Battery charger, fridge etc.

I have a couple of situations that I encounter occasionally at friends places where there is access to an outside plug. But no RV style 30 amp outlet.
Is there an exceptable way to plug the coach into this sort of outlet safely?

Thanks Richard
Here you go the basic RV adapter

Park Power, Adapter, 15M/30F, Round, Bulk

Here is a full slate of adapters

http://tweetys.com/rv-electrical-adapters.aspx
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You need a RV 30 amp to 15 amp adapter that is sold at Camping World and at most RV dealers. This setup will plug into a standard 15 amp home outlet. It will not run your AC or electric water heater, but will do the minimum that your asked for. I did this for many years before installing a 30 amp RV outlet connected directly to my circuit box in my garage.

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Old 03-01-2015, 11:50 AM   #4
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The adaptor is also available at places like Wal Mart.
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With an adapter, you will be able to easily plug into a 15 or 20 amp, preferably the latter. You will be able to run most everything electrical in you unit but the air conditioner or heat pump. Everything else should work fine.

If you have an electric water heater, I would turn it off when using a microwave, coffee maker, or toaster.

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Old 03-01-2015, 01:05 PM   #6
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Thanks all for the quick and helpfull reply.
I'm off to go find one of those adapters now. :-)

Cheers Richard
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Since I did all my own wiring around the farm,, my 110 outlet on my car shed is wired super heavy with an industrial rated outlet. I can but I dont could pull a full rated load with AC from it. But there are limits to what the adapter plug able to handle it safely. Just use common sense and your ok..

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