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this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« on: September 25, 2018, 02:13:17 PM »
I have the following sign & two outlets on the outside of my trailer. Is it supposed to supply me power when I connected to shore, or am I supposed to plug shore power into it?

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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 02:31:25 PM »
plug shore power into it
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 02:35:47 PM »
The only shore power I've seen is a female outlet connection, so I don't understand how I would do that. Am I supposed to have a male-to-male cord or something?

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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 02:38:28 PM »
Open the door  and take a picture then post it
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 02:41:00 PM »
It's just a standard two outlet connection you'd find anywhere

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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 02:42:38 PM »
Then it is a standard outlet
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 02:48:23 PM »
The only shore power I've seen is a female outlet connection, so I don't understand how I would do that. Am I supposed to have a male-to-male cord or something?

Take a picture of that. Usually, the shore power connection will be on the rear of the RV or on the drivers side.
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 02:55:05 PM »
I have a 240 volt plug on the 'driver' side of the trailer that I've been using for 30 amp shore power. However, I have the two female outlets on the other side of the trailer with the placard I posted as an image attachment.

I thought those two outlets would be for plugging things into like lights/etc when connected to shore, but they don't work. So then I thought based on the wording maybe shore was supposed to be plugged into it but I don't understand that.
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2018, 03:02:28 PM »
I have a 240 volt plug on the 'driver' side of the trailer that I've been using for 30 amp shore power. However, I have the two female outlets on the other side of the trailer with the placard I posted as an image attachment.

I thought those two outlets would be for plugging things into like lights/etc when connected to shore, but they don't work. So then I thought based on the wording maybe shore was supposed to be plugged into it but I don't understand that.

Those 2 outlets could be either a circuit breaker has tripped or a GFCI has tripped.  Check you breakers in your entrance panel first. Sometimes they've tripped and it doesn't look like it. You need to shut them off then flip to back on. If that doesn't work, you need to find the GFCI which has tripped.  Outside outlets and outlets near a water source like a sink will be GFCI protected.
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 03:05:54 PM »
None of the outlets have GFCI on them. Is that handled in a different way on smaller trailers? It's a 2012 Riverside Whitewater 130

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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2018, 03:08:31 PM »
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I thought those two outlets would be for plugging things into like lights/etc when connected to shore, but they don't work.

Since you already have your 30 amp cord identified, then "plugging things into" is exactly what they are for. So do what Rene suggests just above -- you need to troubleshoot there, then report results back here to find if there are other suggestions on how to proceed.
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2018, 03:13:40 PM »
None of the outlets have GFCI on them. Is that handled in a different way on smaller trailers? It's a 2012 Riverside Whitewater 130

The GFCI is usually inside the RV not outside.
Also you mentioned you have 30 AMP. That is not 240 Volt AC. It is 120 Volt AC. Don't get confused with the typical 30 AMP outlet used for a welder or a compressor in the garage. Those are 240 Volt AC. If you have a electrician install a 30 AMP outlet for you, he has to know that it's for a RV and it will be 120 VOLT AC not 240.
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2018, 03:58:10 PM »
YOu have both INLETS and OUTLETS. open the door and you will see one of three things.

A connecter with 3 Curved blades
A connector that looks like a PLUG
A cord with a plug on it.

This is the INLET. If it looks like a plug (or is a plug) it is an INLET)

Now if it were an OUTLET.. It would look like the hole in the wall at home (or inside) that is two slots and a hole..   

Assuming it is a standard "plug" type inlet (two blades and a round or "U" shaped pin) just plug a standard 12 ga Estension cord's outlet on to it.. And plut the other end into the parks' 20 amp hole in the box.
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2018, 04:32:13 PM »
I have a 240 volt plug on the 'driver' side of the trailer that I've been using for 30 amp shore power. However, I have the two female outlets on the other side of the trailer with the placard I posted as an image attachment.

I thought those two outlets would be for plugging things into like lights/etc when connected to shore, but they don't work. So then I thought based on the wording maybe shore was supposed to be plugged into it but I don't understand that.

The confusion is that label is usually next to the INLET for the shore power ... the "240" volt plug you mentioned.

Since there's a regular duplex outlet behind that cover like what you'd have in your house, you're correct ... it's meant to plug a light, fan, etc. into it when you're plugged into shore power.

About that "240" volt plug ... if it has two angled flat blades and a ROUND ground pin, it's a 120 volt 30 amp plug.  It looks very similar to a 240 volt dryer plug, except for the shape of the ground pin.  Don't plug it into a 240 volt dryer outlet or you'll fry stuff in the trailer!
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2018, 05:04:04 PM »
None of the outlets have GFCI on them. Is that handled in a different way on smaller trailers? It's a 2012 Riverside Whitewater 130

There are two ways to handle GFCI.  One way is with it built into the outlet.  The other way is with it built into the circuit breaker.

In your house, they usually use the outlet type INSIDE for convenience - you don't have to go down in the basement to reset it if it pops.  But CFGI outlets have problems outdoors exposed to the weather, so OUTDOORS they usually use plain outlets with CFGI breakers.

Your trailer probably has it built into the breaker.
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2018, 05:45:51 PM »
You can also have a GFCI outlet inside the trailer, then have additional plain outlets daisy-chained beyond it that share it's GFCI protection.

Look in the kitchen or bathroom for a GFCI outlet that's tripped.
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2018, 02:32:03 AM »
Good point..
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Re: this connection is for 110/125 volt ac supply
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2018, 06:07:06 AM »
You can also have a GFCI outlet inside the trailer, then have additional plain outlets daisy-chained beyond it that share it's GFCI protection.

Look in the kitchen or bathroom for a GFCI outlet that's tripped.

And in that case ^^^^^^, at least on most of the newer trailers, there will be a small sticker on the face of the receipt. that states "this equipment is GFCI protected".
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