Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-30-2018, 08:47 AM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 14
Electrical outlet near shoreline wire.

I have a 1994 Winnebago Adventurer 34RQ. Can someone tell me what the outlet is thats right next to where the shoreline wire comes out of terminal box ? It's the same kind of plug as the shoreline male except its a female. I can't or haven't been able to find it in the manual. Thanks in advance
Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 08:54 AM   #2
Winnebago Owner
 
Ranger Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where the Rig is Parked
Posts: 233
In the older days if a rig did not have a generator transfer switch you plugged your shore power cord into that and fired up the generator. It's actually the generator output.
__________________
Steve and Joy
2011 Itasca Meridian 40u
Where we are now
Ranger Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 08:56 AM   #3
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 14
So its possible to have both ? According to what little I have read on the generator it switches over automatically. Is there somewhere I can find what all works on just generator versus plugged in using shoreline ? Thanks for your input.
Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 08:57 AM   #4
Winnie-Wise
 
Tucsontoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 264
I am not sure on your model but on mine it sounds similar. I do not have an automatic transfer switch (ATS) that switches the power from shoreline to generator. My shoreline plug has to be manually plugged into that female receptacle in order to get generator power.
__________________
2017 View 24V
Tucsontoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 08:59 AM   #5
Winnebago Owner
 
Ranger Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where the Rig is Parked
Posts: 233
No they usually don't do both. It could be something that was added by the previous owner. Might have to follow the wires on it. The generator should run everything in the RV if there is a transfer switch in there
__________________
Steve and Joy
2011 Itasca Meridian 40u
Where we are now
Ranger Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 09:02 AM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
Ranger Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where the Rig is Parked
Posts: 233
Easy way to check is disconnect RV from shore power and start generator and see what works. If nothing works plug shore power cord into that other plug and see what works then.
__________________
Steve and Joy
2011 Itasca Meridian 40u
Where we are now
Ranger Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 09:05 AM   #7
Winnie-Wise
 
Tucsontoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 264
Just a thought. People make modifications that are not recorded. As stated, that receptacle may be the generator output. You might have an ATS. Check that output with a voltmeter with the generator running for power. If there is it may have been added to use the generator power for other uses. This could be emergency power to your home as an example.
__________________
2017 View 24V
Tucsontoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 09:07 AM   #8
Winnie-Wise
 
Tucsontoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 264
Ranger and I think the same and typing at the same time...
__________________
2017 View 24V
Tucsontoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 12:49 PM   #9
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 14
I know the rear air works as well as most or all the lights inside but front air dont work and so far I havent found a receptacle inside that works with just generator running. Water pump works, microwave does not. This is all new to me so just trying to figure it out.
Looking at wiring schematic, the front air is not wired to run with generator but the rear air is.
Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 01:00 PM   #10
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 14
Just curious but is the shore line normally hard wired in or do you plug it into the RV as well as the camp site receptacle ? I'm wondering if the receptacle was the factory way and someone added the wire for ease of hooking it up so it wouldnt just get pulled out. Still searching for answers in the manual. Thanks y'all.
Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2018, 03:29 PM   #11
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 14
OK with Generator running I have 128 volts on outlet so apparently the wire DOES have to be plugged in to that in order to get power everywhere. Front A/C does not work on just generator and as I said I havent found a receptacle that works with just generator. Thanks for y'alls input.
Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
electrical


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shoreline Zonkpdie Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 8 11-04-2014 06:37 PM
Shoreline question crumgj Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 13 03-17-2010 05:18 AM
ELECTRICAL OUTLET/TV PROBLEM - SERVICE CENTER CAUSED emmmw Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 7 12-14-2008 06:54 AM
Shoreline power wont work on Sunova 35J FamilyBus Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 6 03-30-2007 05:57 PM
Get 50 amp from a 20/30 shoreline It's A Good Life!! Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 25 12-16-2006 05:34 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.