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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tioga and Potter Counties
Re: Pop-Up Camper and Generator Question?
I'm not sure why you are using an adapter between your camper male end and the generator. Won't the camper male plug fit into the center outlet marked "RV Ready Outlet"? That is basically a 30amp plug, designed to run all your camping needs.
Campers are pretty simple. If you don't run your AC, or the microwave while you have a 3 electric fans, 2 TV's and a DVR running at the same time, you can get away with a regular-20 amp 3 prong plug.
In answer to your question, you should be able to run the TV. DVD, and a light. If you microwave popcorn, you may see things getting dimmer or trip the breaker on the generator.
On most popups, the AC unit runs off a special outlet somewhere on the camper. It is designed to be used only when the camper is plug in, and gets it power through the camper. If your generator is big enough, you should be able to plug into it with the 30 amp plug, plug your AC into the correct outlet on the camper, and run everything.
Wishing I was at camp!