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Old 03-23-2015, 09:05 AM   #1
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3 Prong adapter for generator to RV?

I'm a rookie to the RV life, just bought a Crossroads HC32RL. I have a new in the box 3250 Watt Steele generator I bought a few years ago (pre- end of the world ;-) ) that has two 3 prong AC plugs but no RV plug. Is there an adapter made for this config?

Any opinions on this Steele unit? The RV has 2 A/C's, do you think it can handle that load?

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Old 03-23-2015, 09:31 AM   #2
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Not sure what the wattage draw is of the RV A/C units but my guess is that the genny is too small to run both A/C units along with other things running in the RV. The two 3 prong outlets are probably tied to 20A C/B (s) so you will need an adapter (yes they make these) to plug in the RV but you will still be limited on what you have "on". A 20a plug will run the RV but not everything at once.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:37 AM   #3
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With 2 A/C's I assume you have a 50 amp trailer - there are many adapters available; we plug into a 15amp plug at storage so we go from 50 amp to 30 amp to a normal 110 outlet (only running the fridge).

For the generator as said before you should be able to run 1 A/C.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:44 AM   #4
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Yes these adapters are available many places, even Wal Mart, but you will be limited as to what you can run, definitely not both a/c at the same time...
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Is this what your generator needs?
http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Contr...mp++RV+adapter

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You can use the adapter to plug into the genny, but it will not power even 1 ac unit. A 3250 genny not made for rv use has two separate legs of 120v power each operating at 1625 watts for a total of 3250 watts. 1625 is not enough to start the ac unit.

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Old 03-23-2015, 11:50 AM   #7
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Thanks, anybody wanna buy a NIB 3250 generator?

I guess I can't be too disappointed in the news since I didn't buy the thing thinking about RV use.

Thanks for all the info!
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You can use the adapter to plug into the genny, but it will not power even 1 ac unit. A 3250 genny not made for rv use has two separate legs of 120v power each operating at 1625 watts for a total of 3250 watts. 1625 is not enough to start the ac unit.

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These can be wired together. You can also wire the 240 to split to two 120s if so equipped.
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