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Topic: Hooking up at home
Posted By: 2PSNPOD
Subject: Hooking up at home
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 10:23am
I have yet to hook up our rpod at the house. We are camping this weekend and wanted to get the fridge cool before leaving. I have the various adapters but don't exactly know what to do. The parts dept. where we bought our rpod said we could use a regular outdoor extension cord if we are only going to operate the fridge. Sound right?
Any help would be appreciated. Still somewhat of a newbie and don't want to mess anything up. :)

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JUJUNAPRIL



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Posted By: marc515
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 12:54pm
I modified a regular 25' outdoor extension cord and put a 30 Amp NEMA L5-30R plug on the end that plugs into the camper. It will run the fridge, lights, etc, but will no trun the A/C. This extension cord allows me to keep the 30 cord packed in the camper( 1 less thing to pack up).

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And....Tucker (our yellow lab)
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2011 Nissan Pathfinder
USMC 69-73
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Posted By: wallawallaron
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 12:55pm
Greetings,

If your going to plug into your home.

Take your power cord out from the coach.
plug the female end to the coach.  Plug the male end of the coach power cord into the adapter and then into either the extension cord or the house receptacle.  Turn you ice box selector switch to 110 power,on the front of ice box you have to choose between gas,12v,or 110v.  Hope this helps

when you get ready to leave for your trip un plug from house power first before un plugging from coach.

WWRBeer


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WWRon,2012 RP177 HRE "Eye Pod",2010 Ford F-150 4x4
9/11 Never Forget.
NRA Life Member, Amsoil dealer www.lubedealer.com/wallawallaron


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 1:40pm
One of the best things any camper owner can do is to add hookup's at home.

Yes, just as WWRon said. If you start running 100's of feet of extension you will have problems.. but just 25-100 should be OK if you are using a good extension cord, and don't try to run the AC..


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Posted By: 2PSNPOD
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 5:14pm
Thanks WWR,
You must have known I needed the step by step instructions. :) We are renters and didn't want to mess up the rpod or the landlords home:)
We have been having a blast in that lil camper. We've only camped locally but we are ready to hopefully do the mountains or Florida
this summer.

Thanks so much again.


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JUJUNAPRIL


Posted By: 2PSNPOD
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 5:17pm
Thanks again, yall have been a big help. I just want to run the fridge so it can get to cooling before we leave. :)

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JUJUNAPRIL


Posted By: wallawallaron
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 5:21pm
Originally posted by 2PSNPOD 2PSNPOD wrote:

Thanks WWR,
You must have known I needed the step by step instructions. :) We are renters and didn't want to mess up the rpod or the landlords home:)
We have been having a blast in that lil camper. We've only camped locally but we are ready to hopefully do the mountains or Florida
this summer.

Thanks so much again.
 Best of luck u can do it.  Florida has MountainsShocked 

WWRBeer



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WWRon,2012 RP177 HRE "Eye Pod",2010 Ford F-150 4x4
9/11 Never Forget.
NRA Life Member, Amsoil dealer www.lubedealer.com/wallawallaron


Posted By: Ratdog
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 5:27pm
Originally posted by wallawallaron wallawallaron wrote:

Originally posted by 2PSNPOD 2PSNPOD wrote:

Thanks WWR,
You must have known I needed the step by step instructions. :) We are renters and didn't want to mess up the rpod or the landlords home:)
We have been having a blast in that lil camper. We've only camped locally but we are ready to hopefully do the mountains or Florida
this summer.

Thanks so much again.
 Best of luck u can do it.  Florida has MountainsShocked 

WWRBeer

 
Of course it does. We live in Mount Dora, Florida which is on a plateau 184 feet above sea level <G>.
 
-- Steve


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Steve, Anne, and Paige the Rat Terrier
2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid AWD
2011 RP-177 (aka: The Circus Wagon)


Posted By: 2PSNPOD
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 5:35pm
Yes we want to do Clearwater Fla. and swim with the manatees.
We missed em this year. We are planning a trip for next year to that.

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JUJUNAPRIL


Posted By: wallawallaron
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 6:25pm


Of course it does. We live in Mount Dora, Florida which is on a plateau 184 feet above sea level <G>.
 
-- Steve 
 Do you need oxygen when you go that high? Wink 

WWRBeer


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WWRon,2012 RP177 HRE "Eye Pod",2010 Ford F-150 4x4
9/11 Never Forget.
NRA Life Member, Amsoil dealer www.lubedealer.com/wallawallaron


Posted By: Little Sweet Pea Pod
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 8:06pm
As we live in Utah's mountains, we got a good laugh years ago when traveling through the Everglades there was a sign on the road, "Elevation 3 feet". So I do believe Florida has mountains


Posted By: wallawallaron
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 8:32pm
Originally posted by Little Sweet Pea Pod Little Sweet Pea Pod wrote:

As we live in Utah's mountains, we got a good laugh years ago when traveling through the Everglades there was a sign on the road, "Elevation 3 feet". So I do believe Florida has mountains

A couple of other Low points,Bad water in Death Valley is -29 below sea level,and either in Yuma AZ or across the state line in CA. on HGY 8 it's at Sea Level.
WWRBeer 


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WWRon,2012 RP177 HRE "Eye Pod",2010 Ford F-150 4x4
9/11 Never Forget.
NRA Life Member, Amsoil dealer www.lubedealer.com/wallawallaron


Posted By: Ratdog
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 8:55pm
The highest elevation in FL is Britton Hill in the panhandle with an elevation of 345 feet.
 
-- Steve


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Steve, Anne, and Paige the Rat Terrier
2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid AWD
2011 RP-177 (aka: The Circus Wagon)


Posted By: Heidi
Date Posted: 15 May 2013 at 10:02am
Might get altitude sickness that high up so take it real slow and get acclimated as you go. Might need to set up a base camp part way up that mountain and spend a few days. Thumbs Up

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we R-pod people
175 ,2 peeps and one small horse


Posted By: Camper Bob
Date Posted: 15 May 2013 at 12:38pm
I believe that the FAA requires oxygen on all pilots at 10,000 feet or above.  Safe Travels.

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Camper Bob and Camper Sue
Gracie the Wonder Dog (12 lb.) Mini Dachshund
2013 Rpod 171HRE (Pods-of-Luck)
2005 Chev. Tahoe


Posted By: footloose
Date Posted: 30 May 2013 at 11:13am
We included a pad by our house when we built it 9 years ago.  Also included 30AMP outlet and sewer connection in driveway.  It sure will come in handy when we get our 178 next month, as it did with the Jayco popup we had at the time!
It will be nice to get the refer cold ahead of time.  Also for any extra company at home!


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The difference between those who do and those who don't is that those who do do, and those who don't don't.


Posted By: Lark
Date Posted: 31 May 2013 at 9:42am
I installed a 30 amp 120 volt outlet on my home last year. If you are not familiar with electrical systems, hire a electrician. It's nice to be to test everything out at home.

Lark F 150 R171

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Lark


Posted By: footloose
Date Posted: 31 May 2013 at 1:32pm
5 more weeks to wait for 178

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The difference between those who do and those who don't is that those who do do, and those who don't don't.



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