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Old 02-16-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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Newbie - Plug For City Power?

Have my 2010 25FB AS parked at my house - getting ready for it's maiden voyage. I realized i plugged power from my house into the AS in the front, what the AS manual says is for generators. Things seem to work - so what is the difference between this generator input and the city power input on the side of the Airstream. Any drawback when comping plugging camp power into the connector in the front?
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:27 PM   #2
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Have my 2010 25FB AS parked at my house - getting ready for it's maiden voyage. I realized i plugged power from my house into the AS in the front, what the AS manual says is for generators. Things seem to work - so what is the difference between this generator input and the city power input on the side of the Airstream. Any drawback when comping plugging camp power into the connector in the front?
I think they call the front one a generator input because it's closer to the tow vehicle where you might be carrying your generator, and shore power poles are often located closer to the back of a campsite. As long as the automatic transfer switch is working, it doesn't matter which entrance you use for your power input.

If you ever find that one doesn't work, try plugging into the other one. If it then works, it's time to replace the automatic transfer switch.
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Mast setups use the rear connection as priority over the front one. That prevents frying the generator with shore power. If shore power is connected the front generator plug is disconnected for safety. Sadly, my 2007 is not set up that way (yet)

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New Lucy (2015 FC 25FB) came with the two separate 30 Amp connectors. There is one on the street side front, and another on the street side rear of the axles. We use the two connectors interchangeably, depending on the power situation where Lucy is camped or parked.

Since we got New Lucy on October 2, 2014, she has been plugged into shore power at least part of every day which is about 150 days. I would estimate that the we have used the front connection about half the time.

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My rear connector fried in Mexico and I have had to use the front connector ever since. I understand that it will be repaired under warranty and there might be an actual recall...
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has anyone had the indicator light on the rear connection port burn out??
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I too have had the status indicator light on one of the shore power connectors on my 2010 AS go out. I wonder if it is the status light itself, or that lack of light is indicating a fault of come kind. I'd love some opinions on this and on how to determine whether it is the one or the other.


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status lights in all sorts of things electrical 'usually' depend on a solid ground to operate. my first thought when the light went out on my rear connection port is maybe there was something to the recall regarding these connections.

as fate would have it, we were doing a road trip that took us past the AS dealer east of Seattle. they didn't test the ground connection, simply pulled the entire assembly off and put a new one on, warranty. they also did the propane tank recall at the same time. so now i don't know if that LED failed or if there was a ground wire problem.
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