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Old 10-17-2017, 07:21 AM   #1
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Post 2013 Mountaineer 295RKD 120V question

Just bought this 295RKD. Owners manual is terrible, covers all Keystone RVs, not specific enough. Hoping to connect to other 295RKD owners for questions, tips. Just plugged into the house and no 120V items work, eg microwave, fridge, TV, fireplace, ceiling fan, A/C. Checked cord. Will check all fuses today. Anybody know of a simple switch that we missed? Thanks.
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Main breaker in RV or because of extension cord being to light a wire gage, check your house breakers, probably tripped one in the house. need to use an extension cord rated for 20amps and do not plug into a GFCI outlet.
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:40 AM   #3
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Thanks, we’ll check those.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:17 AM   #4
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You also won't be able to run much on 20amps. The amp draw on things you don't think about like the frig and water heater, if not turned off will get you once something else is turned on if not before. Remember, your 50amp rig has two 50amp sides to it so 20amps is minimal compared to the 100 it normal has to choose from.
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:17 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the suggestions. The answer was that we were using a splitter of some sort to step 50 amps down to 30 amps and then plugged that into the 120v house shore line. The 50amp to 30 amp splitter had half of the RV on each end! So one splitter had the living area 120v items and the other end has the bedroom a/c 120V etc. phew... it was about to get very expensive as we thought it needed professional help! We presume that is used if you can only get 30amps so you can plug into two outlets and get both ends of the RV working?
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I think you misunderstood the 50 amp to 30 amp adapter. Inside the adapter, the single 30 amp hot wire is split to feed both the 50 amp legs going into the trailer. So, if you took a voltmeter and checked voltage across the two 50 amp legs at the trailer, you will get 0 volts, because they are the same leg coming from the single 120 volt leg at the adapter. You will only have whatever the capacity of the one leg going to the trailer, 30 amps if plugged into a true 30 amp outlet, or 15 or 20 amps, depending on the house circuit you plug into if you also use an adapter to reduce the 30 amp plug down to fit a regular house receptacle. Additional resistance of small extension cords will also reduce available power, so very little can be run in your rig when plugged into a standard outlet.
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I used to run 1 A/C unit on a 15 amp circuit, but as it heated up the amperage went from around 13 steadily up to 16 or 17. When the unit has sat around a while, the converter will pump out 6-8 amps to charge batteries. Then for each light (12v) you turn on, the 120 circuit amps would increase 1.5-2.0 amps. So it doesn't take much to hit the 15 amp limit.
Edit: I now use a 30 amp circuit I installed. Much better!

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