Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > General Discussions about our Montanas
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-25-2017, 11:00 AM   #21
Mel B.
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: North Bay Area
Posts: 237
M.O.C. #19469
Quote:
Originally Posted by rohrmann View Post
The electric use with conventional light bulbs is a good reason to upgrade to LED bulbs. When we still had regular bulbs, with most of them turned on, the fan in the converter would start almost immediately, and since replacing all of them with LED's, the fan rarely runs. That's a pretty good indication of how much load regular bulbs draw.

X2
Mel B. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2017, 11:29 AM   #22
AZ Traveler
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Oro Valley
Posts: 230
M.O.C. #20477
Seems like all the rigs built today are 100% LED bulbs. Slowly converting our house to all LED.
__________________
Zack and Donna plus Millie
2018 Montana 3160rl
2012 F-250
"Life is too short to stay indoors, enjoy the ride!"
AZ Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2017, 06:05 AM   #23
powerhaulic
Established Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: piseco
Posts: 18
M.O.C. #20884
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhs4771 View Post
Sorry wrong on the 30 amp service. With the RV 30 amp service there is only one hot leg and only one 30 amp main breaker in the distribution panel, thus 30 amps max.
I disagree, 30a service is still 220v thus two hot 30a legs. but load still has to be distributed evenly.
__________________
2018 Denali Duramax crew
2018 Montana 3811MS Legacy
powerhaulic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2017, 06:26 AM   #24
jimcol
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,584
M.O.C. #7992
Send a message via AIM to jimcol Send a message via MSN to jimcol
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerhaulic View Post
I disagree, 30a service is still 220v thus two hot 30a legs. but load still has to be distributed evenly.
All 30 amp service is not 220v. 30amp service in RV parks is 110v. When using 30amp service in your RV one 30amp hot lead is bridged via the dog bone adapter to both hot leads in your 50amp cord to energize both busses in your breaker box.
__________________
2006 3000RK
2009 Ram 2500
jimcol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2017, 04:10 PM   #25
mhs4771
Montana Master
 
mhs4771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sebring
Posts: 2,058
M.O.C. #9969
Powerhaulic, yes 30 amp Range and Dryer outlets are indeed 240 Volts with two hot leads, but a Jim says, RV outlets are a different breed, with 1 hot 120 Volt, 1 neutral, and 1 ground, where as a 50 amp RV outlet is 2 hot 120 volt legs, 1, neutral, and 1 ground.
__________________
Michelle & Ann
2011 Chevy LT 3500HD DRW 4X4 Extended Cab w/Duramax/Allison, Formally 2010 Montana 2955RL, Now Loaded 2016 SOB, Mor/ryde IS, Disc Brakes & Pin Box, Comfort Ride Hitch, GY G114 17.5 Tires.
mhs4771 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2017, 04:31 PM   #26
Ram Montana High Country
Montana Fan
 
Ram Montana High Country's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: POINTBLANK
Posts: 208
M.O.C. #19944
I had thought 30A was two pole until I ordered a 30a RV box to wire into a friends house and saw the reciprocal diagram called for a hot, neutral an ground. Then confirmed it with 30-50a adapter as mentioned above.
Question I have, is the 50a - 25a per pole or 50a per pole/leg?
__________________
RAM 305RL HC EAST TEXAS
Ram Montana High Country is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2017, 07:13 PM   #27
artfuldodger
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Chatsworth
Posts: 208
M.O.C. #10933
According to the Progressive Dynamics tech , each leg is 50 amp and hence 2 50 amp breakers , dog boned together in your breaker box, giving 100 amps total, and 50amps each side of the box.
artfuldodger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2017, 07:34 PM   #28
mhs4771
Montana Master
 
mhs4771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sebring
Posts: 2,058
M.O.C. #9969
Thus the reason you can run so many more things in a 50 amp unit vs a 30 amp unit.
__________________
Michelle & Ann
2011 Chevy LT 3500HD DRW 4X4 Extended Cab w/Duramax/Allison, Formally 2010 Montana 2955RL, Now Loaded 2016 SOB, Mor/ryde IS, Disc Brakes & Pin Box, Comfort Ride Hitch, GY G114 17.5 Tires.
mhs4771 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.