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Old 06-18-2015, 09:18 AM   #21
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Not trying to go off topic, but I recently bought a "lot" of used rv items from a guy at work. One of the items is a 50A to 30A adaptor. Am I going to run into problems with the camper by using it? Or will the extra amprage be a good thing while running many items at once? Ive not had power issues with this camper (being a 30A plug) but do hear differances in speed of the AC when running the microwave and electric water heater while plugged into a 30A outlet.
None at all. It is just a good thing to have options. Say you are in a cg that only has 50a service, common, and if you don't have a dogbone, they will gladly sell you one for a fee. (Some have loaners for a deposit).

You still have only 30a because your main breaker in the camper will trip if exceeded.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:19 AM   #22
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Not trying to go off topic, but I recently bought a "lot" of used rv items from a guy at work. One of the items is a 50A to 30A adaptor. Am I going to run into problems with the camper by using it? Or will the extra amprage be a good thing while running many items at once? Ive not had power issues with this camper (being a 30A plug) but do hear differances in speed of the AC when running the microwave and electric water heater while plugged into a 30A outlet.
As others have mentioned, your trailer is limited to 30A no matter what you have available at the pedestal.

Running the A/C (12A), Microwave (6A-10A) and the electric water (10A) at the same time will tax a 30A supply.

Consider shedding the water heater load to propane to free up 10A for other things.
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That makes sense! I hadn't thought about the 30A breaker in the camper. If anything, im guessing that using the 50A adaptor when availible, will give me a sure bet that I am getting the very most out of the campers 30A circuit breaker. Thanks for the responces! To the op, sorry to go off topic a bit...
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That makes sense! I hadn't thought about the 30A breaker in the camper. If anything, im guessing that using the 50A adaptor when availible, will give me a sure bet that I am getting the very most out of the campers 30A circuit breaker. Thanks for the responces! To the op, sorry to go off topic a bit...
On another forum, we keep a picture of a train wreck handy. It gets used very often; Every time a thread gets derailed.

50A, 75A, 200A service won't change the fact that your cord is only 10ga wire and will fail rather expensively (set fire to the trailer) when you overload it!

A 30A plug into a 30A outlet backed by a 30A breaker keeps everybody and everything safe.

There are those of us who knowingly press the margins of safety. And we are not surprised when our experiments let the Magic Smoke out of the wires.

Until and unless one fully understands the damage that 120VAC (and the doubly powerful 240VAC) can do, stay with what the licensed professionals provided.
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