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Old 01-12-2018, 05:45 PM   #1
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Question 50amp to 30amp

We're looking at a site but they only list 50amp service. Well our little 19h has 30. I've read about using a dogbone which drops one leg to bring amperage/voltage down.
Anybody here have experience with these?
Don't most places have 30a in the same box if they offer 50a?

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Old 01-12-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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We're looking at a site but they only list 50amp service. Well our little 19h has 30. I've read about using a dogbone which drops one leg to bring amperage/voltage down.
Anybody here have experience with these?
Don't most places have 30a in the same box if they offer 50a?

Thanks!!
Yes you can use a dog bone adapter. It doesn't do anything as to dropping amperage down, it's not necessary. Your RV has a 30 amp breaker which will not allow you to pull more power than that.

IF you don't have an EMS (Electrical Management System) you may want to look into one. It will protect your RV from over/under voltage, surges, open neutral, etc. Progressive Industries makes one of the best.

As to your question regarding 30 amp receptacles, many campgrounds do have 50, 30 and 20 at the post, but, many just put in 50 amp, knowing if you only need a 30 you can use an adapter.

Enjoy your Stay.
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Yes you can use a dog bone adapter. It doesn't do anything as to dropping amperage down, it's not necessary. Your RV has a 30 amp breaker which will not allow you to pull more power than that.

IF you don't have an EMS (Electrical Management System) you may want to look into one. It will protect your RV from over/under voltage, surges, open neutral, etc. Progressive Industries makes one of the best.

As to your question regarding 30 amp receptacles, many campgrounds do have 50, 30 and 20 at the post, but, many just put in 50 amp, knowing if you only need a 30 you can use an adapter.

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:11 PM   #4
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I carry a dog bone adaptor and have used it twice to plug into a 50 amp outlet. Once when the 30 amp outlet was so worn out that it would not hold the weight of my EMS and once when the 30 amp was mounted upside down and my EMS would not connect without the dog bone. No problems at all and it saved two outings because those parks had no other open electric sites.
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And if all they have outlet wise is 50 amp they normally have "lender" adapters.
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I would purchase one, they are inexpensive, just to be prepared. You never know what you will encounter.

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I always plug my 30amp TT into the 50amp outlet due to so many 30amp outlets being worn out in most campgrounds.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:15 PM   #8
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I have a dog bone and it may come in handy at more than this 1 camp ground. I used mine once here there was no 30 amp & two other times because the 30 amp outlet was so worn that the connection kept cutting on and off but the 50 seems to always be working fine because of less use.
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Most camp grounds I have gone to with Electric Pedestals have receptacles for all three 120VAC Service Connections being 20A - 30A and 50A... Each of these will have their separate circuit breaker control at the pedestal.


Having the RV50A to 30A long dog bone adapter with me I can observe the pedestal receptacles like shown here on this GOOGLE Photo where perhaps the 30A receptacle is very well worn out and showing arcing marks etc... I will use the 50A adapter and connect up my 30A Trailer to the 50A receptacle with no issues.

Since my trailer 120VAC Power Distribution Panel has it's own 30A MAIN Circuit breaker this is all of the power I will be using even though 50A is available to use.

Always neat to have the adapters with you just in case you may need one. Will save some headaches...

I got my RV 50A(M) to 30A(F) long DOGBONE adapter from WALMART...

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As mentioned, should be just fine, plan for the worse, pick up the adapter dogbone (RV 50A(M) to 30A(F)) and you'll be good shape.
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