My Travel Trailer has a 30 amp electrical service, and I always believed I would never need a 30 to 50 amp plug adapter because all the campgrounds I stay in would probably always have a 30 amp receptacle.
Well Easter weekend I camped in a State Park and as predicted, they did have a 30 amp receptacle. However, the circuit breaker had been flipped on & off so many times over the years it could no longer handle 30 amps.
I could run the A/C, but if I turned on the water heater, microwave or ice machine it would trip. I didn’t put a meter on it, but It seemed as though in could only handle about 20 amps instead of 30.
So I’m thinking, if I report the problem to the Park Ranger I don’t know how long it will take for them to come and swap out the breaker. I’m sure they would need to shut power off to other sites as well to fix the problem. That’s if a maintenance person was even available. I also didn’t want to pack up and move to another site, even if one was available.
Oooooh how I wished I had a 30 to 50 amp adapter. I could have plugged into the 50 amp receptacle and still have all the power I needed.
We made it through the weekend by plugging an extension cord into the 15/20 amp receptacle to run the ice machine, and used propane only for the water heater. We turned off the A/C when we needed to use the microwave.
So I recommend those of you who have a 30 amp service to buy an adapter if you don’t already have one.