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Old 03-22-2012, 07:13 PM   #21
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looking good, have bolted down the furnature ? our are you going to leave them lose?

keep up the good work

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:31 PM   #22
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Furniture pics look nice...looks like a comfortable home!
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:18 PM   #23
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Good job Brian... looks great. Bring that rig on down to the sunny southeast.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:57 AM   #24
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Good job Brian... looks great. Bring that rig on down to the sunny southeast.

I actually pastored a church in the Baton Rouge area just after Katrina and Rita went through for several years. Miss that warm weather!!
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Got Bunk beds built and electrical wiring finished up... Stopped at our first RV park to plug in the 50 amp service cord for the first time. All the outlets check out fine. Measured 120 at each outlet and 240 at the panel. That settles it, I'm going to put in an on demand water heater when the time comes.
Here's a few phots of how things are looking on this early voyage.








not much room on the top bunk but the kids love it! In a few years, they will graduate high school and move out... Yay! Then we'll modify!

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not much room on the top bunk but the kids love it! In a few years, they will graduate high school and move out... Yay! Then we'll modify!

Maybe you can glue a pillow on the ceiling above the top bunkers........ or issue sleeping helmets!.
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Sleeping helmets!!! That is funny.
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... Stopped at our first RV park to plug in the 50 amp service cord for the first time. All the outlets check out fine. Measured 120 at each outlet and 240 at the panel.
You should not have had 240 when plugged into a 50 amp outlet! You hit a power pole that was wired wrong your first time out. No matter what the amperage of the campground power pole, you should only have 120vAC from the post. No matter if you are using a 15 amp, 20 amp, 30 amp or 50 amp receptacle, you will have 120vAC from all of them. I would say a "weekend electrician" rewired your pole. They are lucky someone didn't get their RV burned down. Please call the campground you stayed at and tell them about it. This is a very dangerous situation that needs to be remedied quickly. Now SOME parks have an extra 220 plug (separate box from the normal outlets mentioned above) but you should not have been able to plug into it with a normal 50amp plug.
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... Stopped at our first RV park to plug in the 50 amp service cord for the first time. All the outlets check out fine. Measured 120 at each outlet and 240 at the panel.
You should not have had 240 when plugged into a 50 amp outlet! You hit a power pole that was wired wrong your first time out. No matter what the amperage of the campground power pole, you should only have 120vAC from the post. No matter if you are using a 15 amp, 20 amp, 30 amp or 50 amp receptacle, you will have 120vAC from all of them. I would say a "weekend electrician" rewired your pole. They are lucky someone didn't get their RV burned down. Please call the campground you stayed at and tell them about it. This is a very dangerous situation that needs to be remedied quickly. Now SOME parks have an extra 220 plug (separate box from the normal outlets mentioned above) but you should not have been able to plug into it with a normal 50amp plug.


Sorry friend, but I believe that you are mistaken.... I've got the standard 50 amp 4 prong plug. (Looks just like a 4 wire range cord for your oven) I guess I should clarify... when I said "Panel" I do mean at my breaker panel, although I'm sure the right combination of holes on the pole will also give the same reading. Please do click this link... I think this article should clear up the confusion. Have a look! http://www.rv-motorhome-answers.com/AC-Electricity.html
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Sorry, but I have listened to enough campgrounds & electrician bitch because someone had required the panel (made the 50 amp 240 by rewiring or removing the ground) and fired up the next RV (or their own), I still say you should be getting 120vAC period. 240 would have trashed our Class C's 30 amp electric panel. We plugged it into 50 amp more than once.... long term. but you are right and I am wrong. I won't argue with you.
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