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Pipsfc

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I'll be visiting my parents this week and keeping the camper in their driveway to sleep in (COVID measure). I plan on running the heater and some interior lights but nothing else. Since I'll be using my adapter to go from the 30A to the 20A 110V household outlets, I was going to use an extension cord of 12-14 AWG if the camper cord doesn't reach on its own. Can anyone see a problem with this?

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are you sure the outlet is 20A?

Big power draws will be microwave, AC (during warmer periods), and the propane heater is a lesser item. Can you go with electric heat?

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I don't see a problem, but would stick with 12 awg cord, and short as possible. No reason not to use the Tv as well.

Just don't use house outlet that is already carrying a heavy load.

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Did this in PNW summer of 2019, water heater & TV w/o issues. Your heater will be 12V as you can run it boon docking. The 110 will keep your batteries up.


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12 gauge would be the minimum. What is the distance from plugin to RV? Distance is as important as amps. 10 gauge would be better. Are you sure the outlet is 20 amp?


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Posted: 12/21/20 06:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pipsfc wrote:

I'll be visiting my parents this week and keeping the camper in their driveway to sleep in (COVID measure). I plan on running the heater and some interior lights but nothing else. Since I'll be using my adapter to go from the 30A to the 20A 110V household outlets, I was going to use an extension cord of 12-14 AWG if the camper cord doesn't reach on its own. Can anyone see a problem with this?
Sounds good as long as the heater is your propane furnace.
Run the fridge and water heat on propane and all is good.


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As they said, make sure the outlet you use dosent have 12 things on it allready, garage door opener outlets are usally good as they are supost to be on there own circut. Big guage extention cord. If you dont have one maybe its time to get an extention for your 30 amp camper cord. You can run a lot on a 20 amp outlet. Just not all at once.


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Thanks everyone! You all have made me feel better. It will be propane for the heater. I'll make sure the outlet isn't using too much already.

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The heater is propane so not an electric draw other than the fan. 110 should be fine.

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Everything but the AC will run on basically any household outlet that’s not used up. And pretty much any extension cord but 12ga min recommended. Aside from microwave which is like half of the AC , it’s basically running the battery charger.


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