Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Danville
Posts: 13
50 amp only at campground

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 ?
__________________

MikenKaren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: White Rock, BC. Canada
Posts: 374
Not sure why it would damage anything. The voltage is the same and the trailer will only draw what ever current it needs.

Every plug in your house can put out 15 amps but there's nothing wrong with plugging in an one amp appliance.

You would need an adapter plug though.
__________________

__________________
]2013 Jay Feather X213
2003 Ford Expedition
Paulx213 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 08:23 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Danville
Posts: 13
on reserve America some of the campgrounds will list multiple service hookups, and then again some only say 50 amp...would an adapter plug or converter type adapter hurt my 30 amp rv at a 50 amp plug with the adapter ? thanks
MikenKaren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 08:24 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Danville
Posts: 13
the owners manual says not to use one...new to this...just don't want to void the warranty
MikenKaren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 08:32 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
tnchuck100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sparta, TN
Posts: 1,174
There is NOTHING wrong with using the proper 50 amp male to 30 amp female dogbone adapter. It will NOT harm your trailer. It will NOT void your warranty. The lawyers for the manufacturer make them put that warning in the manual. It is just lawyer crap.
__________________
Chuck - Sparta, TN
2012 Jay Flight 22FB, 2 x Honda EU2000i
2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD

EDUCATION is what you get when you read the fine print.....
EXPERIENCE is what you get when you don't.
tnchuck100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 08:37 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: VA
Posts: 394
50 amp only campgrounds are not common around here. Matter of fact, I have never seen one.
I do believe this is the adapter you would need.
Shouldn't be an issue.
__________________
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 5.7 HEMI
2̶0̶1̶4̶ ̶J̶a̶y̶ ̶F̶e̶a̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶X̶1̶9̶H̶
howie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 08:42 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
tnchuck100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sparta, TN
Posts: 1,174
The dogbone type is preferable to the hockey puck type. The hockey puck type tend to overheat under heavy load.
__________________
Chuck - Sparta, TN
2012 Jay Flight 22FB, 2 x Honda EU2000i
2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD

EDUCATION is what you get when you read the fine print.....
EXPERIENCE is what you get when you don't.
tnchuck100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 09:16 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 2,243
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.
__________________
2007 Chevy Duramax LMM/Allison
2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2012 Jay Flight 26BH (Sold)
clubhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 09:21 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
RoyBraddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: King George
Posts: 2,396
X2 on the dogbone type. they are also available from most WALMARTS..

Will look like this google image...



As you can see from this DMBRUSS diagram only one 50A Leg is connected to your 30A trailer.


Most of us carry all the necessary ADAPTERs to get going when at the different pedestals we run into at the campgrounds. A necessary PLAN B item to have with you...

Roy Ken
__________________
Roy and Carolyn
I claim Horse Creek Country in Southern Ill - Momabear is from North Texas
We live in King George VA
RETIRED DOD DOAF DON CONTRACTOR Electronics Tech 42YRS

"We're burning daylight" - John Wayne
2008 STARCRAFT 14RT OFF-ROAD POPUP with PD9260C and three 85AH 12VDC batteries
2010 F150 FX4 5.4 GAS with 3.73 gears - Super Cab - Towing Package - 2KW Honda EU2000i Gen
K9PHT (since 1957) 146.52Mhz
"We always have a PLAN B"
RoyBraddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 09:22 PM   #10
Site Team
 
FPM III's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Fayette Ridges of PA, USA
Posts: 2,302
Another reason for using a 50A socket even if 30A is Available

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.
__________________

__________________
MODERATOR
Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search

TV: 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD | Crew Cab | Std. Box | 4WD | Duramax/Allison
RV: 2000 Jayco Eagle 266 | FBS | TT -- 1986 Coleman Laramie pop-up -- Still in the family!!!
FPM III is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.