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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, 08:52 AM
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Shorepower's web site says that all that's needed to connect to their truck stop power pedestals is a heavy duty extension cord. They do offer a kit that includes a GFCI, breakers, and outlets for installation in a trucks that are not prewired, but it's not a requirement to use their system. Marinco power cord connectors are standard on many boats, TT's and 5'vers, as well as some newer shorepower equipped truck cabs/sleepers.


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QUOTE(Dutch_12078 @ Dec 17 2013, 10:52 AM) *

Shorepower's web site says that all that's needed to connect to their truck stop power pedestals is a heavy duty extension cord. They do offer a kit that includes a GFCI, breakers, and outlets for installation in a trucks that are not prewired, but it's not a requirement to use their system. Marinco power cord connectors are standard on many boats, TT's and 5'vers, as well as some newer shorepower equipped truck cabs/sleepers.


I appears that adapters are readily available, also. This is a 30A adapter, and I'm sure 50A ones are available also: Locking 30A adapter


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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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