How do I connect power to this RV??? It has regular 110V wall outlets...

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Oldgator73

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Do you have something that looks like this on the back?
 

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What is the year and make of this rv?
Can you take a picture of the back and the drivers side? If there are compartment doors, open them so we can see the insides in the pictures
 

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The original poster has not been back since making the post. If he should come back, he needs to look for the power cord that will be inside of one of his storage bays and look like this:

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The original poster has not been back since making the post. If he should come back, he needs to look for the power cord that will be inside of one of his storage bays and look like this:

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He’s in Oregon so probably not up yet. :cool:
 

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This new RV has two AC outlets outside, but both are well hidden.

One is in the same outside storage box that feeds the main 50 amp AC cable and water. Mounted up on top.

The other is hidden inside the thingy for the outside TV. Opposite side of this RV from the other outlet.

They are handy for charging my electric motorcycle, from either side of this RV.

-Don- ABQ, NM
 

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Your power cord should be in an outside compartment on the driver's side. It is likely that only one end will be accessible, and that end will have a male plug. The other end will be wired into the RV. The compartment will likely have a hole in the floor that the cord will drop through so that the compartment door can be closed while the cord is deployed.

This photo shows where mine was located when I had a class B.

Joel
 

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The original poster has not been back since making the post. If he should come back, he needs to look for the power cord that will be inside of one of his storage bays and look like this:

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Thank you everyone!!! Wow what an active, and helpful forum this is!!!!

I will go look for that secret compartment with the real power plug inside today. This makes total sense. Thanks everyone for responding, and thanks also for letting me know about a potentially very dangerous misuse of the exterior AC power outlets. I will investigate, take pictures and report back here when I've located the "real" shore power hookups.

-Old Funky
 
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Your power cord should be in an outside compartment on the driver's side. It is likely that only one end will be accessible, and that end will have a male plug. The other end will be wired into the RV. The compartment will likely have a hole in the floor that the cord will drop through so that the compartment door can be closed while the cord is deployed.

This photo shows where mine was located when I had a class B.

Joel
Ok, I found it! Just like you guys said. I took a couple pictures of it to show this thread. Great information from this forum! Most impressive, as Darth Vader would say. Thanks for everyone's input.
 

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Does your motorhome also have an onboard generator? Most likely if it does you store that plug with it plugged into that receptacle in order to connect it to the power supply from using the generator.
 

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Ok, I found it!
Looks exactly like my Y2K RV (listed below this message). The 30 amp outlet receptacle (in the square metal thingy) is the output from your generator. When on the road, keep the 30 amp cable plugged into it.

When at an RV park with electricity, plug that same cable in to the park pedestal and no longer use your generator. When leaving the park, plug it back into the RV receptacle or else your genny will run but will not be able to power anything at all.

-Don- LongPineKey, Everglades, FL
 
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Looks exactly like my Y2K RV (listed below this message). The 30 amp outlet receptacle (in the square metal thingy) is the output from your generator. When on the road, keep the 30 amp cable plugged into it.

When at an RV park with electricity, plug that same cable in to the park pedestal and no longer use your generator. When leaving the park, plug it back into the RV receptacle or else your genny will run but will not be able to power anything at all.

-Don- LongPineKey, Everglades, FL
Oh I see!!! Right, I had no idea about any of that. Thank you! This looks like a fundamental of motorhome operation.
 
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