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Old 08-01-2014, 09:26 PM   #11
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I've never seen a 50 Amp only CG. My experience is CG list the highest capacity, everything less is there too. Last week, the box at my campsite had 20A, 30A & 50A outlets and breakers.

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Old 08-01-2014, 09:52 PM   #12
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You can get the dog bone adapter at Menards (if there is one in your area) in the electrical department. I don't remember the cost.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:12 AM   #13
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New jayco owner, can't I camp at a campgroung that only has 50 service with my 30 amp camper ? manual says no adaptors of any kind...could damage my electrical system ?
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:47 AM   #14
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X2 on the dogbone type. they are also available from most WALMARTS..

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Remember the service rating is referring to "max" amps available. Your 30A system is protected with a 30a breaker and you can't pull more than that thru your converter without popping the breaker. Plugging into a 50a service will still supply you with 110V power just like a 30a service. there is the potential for a larger amp load from a 50a service, but your system is protected and will not allow more than a 30a draw. Put another way, many CG water systems have very high PSI that would damage your internal plumbing if attached directly to the RV. You should always use a pressure restrictor to limit the pressure getting into your camper. The 30a breaker in your converter does the same thing.

Get yourself one of the dogbone addapters others have suggested and I would also suggest you get a 30a to 15a adapter so you can plug in to a standard outlet in your garage or while spending a night at a friends house.
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Look in the camping section near hardware.
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If the 30A socket doesn't feel "tight" when I plug into it, I'll use my 50A to 30A adapter and plug into the 50A socket because they tend to be used less often and therefore have less wear.
That is the main reason I carry the adapter. Many 30 amp receptacles are over used and are bad connections. I have never had a problem with it.
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:51 PM   #19
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When I bought my first camper 7 years ago, the dealer told me I should take the 50-30 amp adapter as part of their "free kit". He assured me that most CG's were changing over and would only have 50A service. I have never had to use it.
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If the 30A socket doesn't feel "tight" when I plug into it, I'll use my 50A to 30A adapter and plug into the 50A socket because they tend to be used less often and therefore have less wear.
I generally wrap a bungee cord around the plug (of my surge protector) and the post. That seems to keep it tight in the 30 amp socket. BTW, I also wrap Glad Press'N Seal around where the RV cord plugs into the surge protector because it usually hangs out of the post box and is subject to getting wet. The Press'N Seal keeps the connection dry. Just some additional "garbage info" for ya'
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