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Old 04-06-2009, 02:11 AM   #1
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Ok I have a easy question for someone to answer. Which plug on the generator do I need to plug the rv into? The 120 volt 20 amp regular plug or the 120/240 30 amp twist lock plug.
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i use the 30 amp twist. you'll need an adapter to go from twist to your rv plug.
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I assume that I will on need on of the hots off of the plug not both because I am not trying to run 240. What gauge wire would you use to make a pig tail from the twist lock to the rv plug?
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You should be able to buy an adapter plug.



After thinking about it------ I have never seen a 30 amp twist lock. A twist lock is usually for 240 volt, which you don't want to plug that trailer cord into.
My genny has a 30 amp receptacle on it. My trailer cord plugs right in.
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You should be able to buy an adapter plug.



After thinking about it------ I have never seen a 30 amp twist lock. A twist lock is usually for 240 volt, which you don't want to plug that trailer cord into.
My genny has a 30 amp receptacle on it. My trailer cord plugs right in.
120 will have a three prong twist lock. 240 will have a four prong twist lock. My Gen. has both, that's how I know.
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You are right Roger.
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Thanks everyone for the input. I went to the RV dealer and they sell a L14-30 4 prong twist lock male with a female 30 amp RV connection on the other end. On my generator you can run the twist lock plug on either 120 or 240. Used my voltage meter and the adapter works perfect!
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Thanks everyone for the input. I went to the RV dealer and they sell a L14-30 4 prong twist lock male with a female 30 amp RV connection on the other end. On my generator you can run the twist lock plug on either 120 or 240. Used my voltage meter and the adapter works perfect!
In a case like that I think I would disable the switch so it is on 120 ALL the time. Just Make sure your switch is in the right position or FRY..Babe...FRY!
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