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Terryallan

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Posted: 09/26/20 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

Terryallan wrote:

Will my house current run my AC? Answered again for me just a few minutes ago.
Because you see when you forget to turn the AC off at the CG, and then a couple weeks later you need to cool the fridge. So you plug into the house. the AC instantly starts. It didn't hesitate, it didn't struggle. Just BAM and it was running full speed.

So yeah. the house current will run the AC. I already knew that. BTW. I've done it for 20 years on 3 different campers.


So you are the guy that is destroying all those campground outlets?


I would guess not. I flip the breakers before I unplug, and before I plug in. Plus the AC wasn't running when we broke camp. So nope


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Lwiddis wrote:

Twenty years of RVing. That’s amazing.
Actually 40 years of camping.20 years with popups, 20 years with a TT.

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profdant139 wrote:

rexlion, notice that Terry succeeded in running the a/c at ohm. Resistance is futile.

And Terry, I am glad that worked out for you. The first time I tried running the trailer a/c at home, the circuit breaker in the house blew. I upgraded the circuit. Then I tried again and the extension cord got very hot. I upgraded from an ordinary extension cord to a heavy duty cord.

That worked just fine.

Moral of the story: my guess is that you know more about electricity than I do. But to anyone reading this who is not an expert, it is a good idea to check that your home circuit is up to the task and that you have a sufficiently beefy extension cord.


Only problem I have ever had was with a CHEAP walmart adapter. It got pretty hot. But the more beefy ones didn't.

as for the drop cord. It once was 100'. but the Dog ate part of it. It is pretty beefy as well. and also I can't remember what gauge it is as it is 30+ years old as well. But while it was bought to run the popup AC, and lights. It mostly runs the table saw, Band saw, lights and drill press in my little workshop.. However when it is hooked to the TT. That is all it runs. Except for the air compressor when I am airing the tires on the TV, and TT.

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