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Fitzjohnfan
post Oct 10 2013, 01:31 PM
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Here is a new option for campers to be able to plug in for very reasonable rates. One person used them in Utah and the rate was $1.00/hour and $1.00 to turn on the electricity.

http://www.shorepowerconnect.com/

Imagine some of the possibilities. What if Wal-Mart installed some? What about storage facilities, you could plug your RV in and have it turn on 24 hours before you arive so your refrigerator will be cold when you arrive.

RV parks could use them to upgrade their electrical infrastructrue and then customers could pay only for the electricity they need and it would prevent those showing up late and leaving early without paying. Of corse the rate would have to be higher since the customers might use other facilities that the owner would have to maintain.

What do you think?


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post Dec 17 2013, 12:49 AM
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Hi Dave,

Did the ones you saw have the shorepowerconnect label on them? Or were they from someone else? I did find a page that says the company offers a level 1 charging connection on their pedestals--but it doesn't specify the plug type, other than to say it is 20 amps @ 120 volts.


Hi docj,

No, it looks more like a Marinco twist lock to me, on the truck. It does suggest a 12 gauge or larger cord. It does suggest that there is a 120 volt plug on the pedestal though. Marinco is a standard--but not that many RV's have the twist lock type connectors.

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The pictures clearly show a trucker using a standard extension cord plugging into the side of his truck. National Electric Code would require a standard outlet be compatible with any other such outlets with respect to voltage and current.


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Fitzjohnfan   Interesting Option For Electric Only "boondocking"   Oct 10 2013, 01:31 PM
Dutch_12078   Hmmm, $1 an hour is a pretty steep price for ...   Oct 10 2013, 04:29 PM
Fitzjohnfan   Hmmm, $1 an hour is a pretty steep price for...   Oct 10 2013, 10:41 PM
Dutch_12078   If that's all you're paying for a few hour...   Oct 11 2013, 12:10 PM
pianotuna   Hi, With a fast charger that would be ok. Howeve...   Oct 13 2013, 10:29 PM
Denali   We saw their "TSE Pedestals" at a truck ...   Oct 14 2013, 10:25 AM
RanMan   However, it is designed for electric vehicle char...   Oct 16 2013, 08:36 AM
docj   Just curious, how is the voltage incompatible wit...   Dec 15 2013, 08:29 AM
pianotuna   Hi, Car charges are generally "level 2...   Dec 15 2013, 02:45 PM
Denali   Hi, Car charges are generally "level 2...   Dec 15 2013, 07:24 PM
GandJ   Cool idea. National Grid in NY state is installing...   Oct 16 2013, 07:31 PM
John S.   We really do not need charging stations but just e...   Dec 15 2013, 07:29 AM
pianotuna   Hi Dave, Did the ones you saw have the shorepower...   Dec 17 2013, 12:49 AM
Denali   Hi Dave, Did the ones you saw have the shorepowe...   Dec 18 2013, 05:57 PM
Dutch_12078   Shorepower's web site says that all that's...   Dec 17 2013, 08:52 AM
docj   Shorepower's web site says that all that...   Dec 17 2013, 11:39 AM
Dutch_12078   No adapters needed, Joel. The Marinco equipped rig...   Dec 17 2013, 12:00 PM
docj   No adapters needed, Joel. The Marinco equipped ri...   Dec 17 2013, 04:43 PM
Dutch_12078   I was thinking about a rig like mine that doesn...   Dec 17 2013, 05:28 PM


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