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Old 05-28-2016, 04:21 PM   #1
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30amp service?

I am camping at a campground that only offers 30amp service. I have a cheater box but there are to many campers hooked into the box for me to use it so I am converted down to 1 single 30 amp. I am running one AC and it's not keeping up at all. My question is If I fire my generator up do I need to disconect power first or will it add to what my generator is pushing out and allow me to run all 3 AC units? (my generator allows me to run 2
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:49 AM   #2
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I am camping at a campground that only offers 30amp service. I have a cheater box but there are to many campers hooked into the box for me to use it so I am converted down to 1 single 30 amp. I am running one AC and it's not keeping up at all. My question is If I fire my generator up do I need to disconect power first or will it add to what my generator is pushing out and allow me to run all 3 AC units? (my generator allows me to run 2
No! If you have a transfer switch, it is designed to allow the RV to operate on either shore power or generator, but not both. If you try to cheat that, you are asking for big problems. Finally, if the campground is that crowded, I doubt if all the nearby folks want to hear your generator while you sit inside with 3 AC's.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #3
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Running the generator is fine...

Another option, put some start capacitors on both units...set the fridge and hot water heater to gas, don't run the microwave....you should be able to get two units running on 30 amp.

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