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Old 05-10-2015, 06:37 AM   #1
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30amp Camp site

Newbie question, I am taking ownership this week of a 2008 Seneca 35 GS. Our favourite camp has 30amp services only. The recommendations is to have a 50amp service.
What can I do to eliminate the current draw beyond the 30amp service.
What should I be considering here?
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:57 AM   #2
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We used our 08 35GS at many sites with only 30 amp. As you said, you can only run one A/C at a time and you just have to remember to watch what appliances you are using together. Many TT and FW only come with 30 amp so it should not be an issue.

A/C's have seperate thermostat.

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Old 05-10-2015, 06:58 AM   #3
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Welcome to Jayco owners . You need to do two things first you will need a converter plug that drops you from 50amp to 30 amp then the following is a link to a site that allows you to add up what you can run at 30 amps.

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Old 05-10-2015, 07:43 AM   #4
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You need to pick up a RV30A(M) to 50A(F) LONG ADAPTER like this. Think I saw one at WALMART. AMAZON has then for sure...

NOTE the two HOT PINS are tied to together to feed both 50A 120VAC ZONES in your trailer.

With both 120VAC 50AMP ZONES powered up you will be not be able to run two high wattage appliances at the same otherwise it will trip the 30AMP PEDESTAL CIRCUIT BREAKER.

Just watch what you have running.

This ADAPTER is another good item to always have with you when camping. You never know when you might find another camp ground that only has 30AMP Connections.

If you pick up another RV30A(F) to 15A(M) LONG ADAPTER then you can plug into a standard 120VAC 15A/20A RECEPTACLE at the house/garage and run both of your 50AMP trailer ZONES with 15A/20A SERVICE. Same things here about running two high wattage items at the same time...

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If you have an Electric Management System AKA surge protector with a remote monitor, you can see the amp draw as you turn things on and off. If you need to install one, many folks prefer the Progressive Industries brand. That is what we installed in our Greyhawk.
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Folks thanks so much for your helpful replies!
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Just be aware you will have 30% of the power that you would have if you had 50 amp service. This puts it more into perspective.

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