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Posted: 03/06/14 04:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Except for air-conditioning you can also just run everything from an inverter that your Rv is plugged into and then have a battery charger you buy over here plugged into the 120v campground pedestal to keep the batteries up that are running the inverter. (converter turned off, of course)

I ASSume they have inverters "over 'ome" that do UK style electrical, that are powered by 12v batteries? So buy one of those at home and bring it along?


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Since I didn't notice anyone else bringing this up... aren't the services on UK RVs on just the opposite side as US/European RVs?

That is to say all the hook-ups are assumed to be on the left with US/European, whole with UK they are on the right?. Just like the entry door, they are on the left in UK and on the right with US/European.

I've seen LOTS of European (small) motorhomes in the US, can't recall ever seeing a UK one.


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n7bsn wrote:

Since I didn't notice anyone else bringing this up... aren't the services on UK RVs on just the opposite side as US/European RVs?

That is to say all the hook-ups are assumed to be on the left with US/European, whole with UK they are on the right?. Just like the entry door, they are on the left in UK and on the right with US/European.

I've seen LOTS of European (small) motorhomes in the US, can't recall ever seeing a UK one.


Yes but the simple solution is to park "backwards" in the site.

I too suggest to by a good battery charger as soon as you arrive in North America and us that. Small inverters are everywhere and not too expensive, especially when compared to UK prices.

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Just got some great news from my RV manufacturer. The inbuilt mains box has has an automatic switch that accepts either 110 or 240v. So I'll just need a pigtail adaptor thingy to attach my hook up cable to.
Gas pipe adaptor plans looking good too.
Many thanks for all the usefull advice. Wild flowers and mountains here we come!

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Mdmheath wrote:

Just got some great news from my RV manufacturer. The inbuilt mains box has has an automatic switch that accepts either 110 or 240v. So I'll just need a pigtail adaptor thingy to attach my hook up cable to.
Gas pipe adaptor plans looking good too.
Many thanks for all the usefull advice. Wild flowers and mountains here we come!


That's pretty neat. Probably because of the closeness of mainland Europe and all of their 110v systems. Nice to see a proactive manufacturer!


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What does your Mains hook up plug look like?

Can you post a photo?


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Mdmheath wrote:

I'm shipping my Autocruise Jazz RV from UK to USA for a 6 month holiday in 2015.
In UK I hook up using a standard cable used across Europe for 220 or 240V.

Can I get a cable or an adaptor that will allow me to hook up my UK RV to a 110V USA RV site post? If so, will my 12V lights work OK?

Secondly, can it get a gas bottle and adaptor pipe for my gas supply? In UK I use 6 kg propane bottles.

Looking forward to my trip !

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nhdrffhi15jd3y9/NGhV45luku
Broccoli1 wrote:

What does your Mains hook up plug look like?

Can you post a photo?


Male end of my hook up cable

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Mdmheath wrote:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nhdrffhi15jd3y9/NGhV45luku
Broccoli1 wrote:

What does your Mains hook up plug look like?

Can you post a photo?


Male end of my hook up cable


Looks like you'll need a couple adapters:
one for your Hook Up Cable
Hook Up adapter


and then one more to connect to North American receptacles

adapter to North America Receptacle

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