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Old 03-13-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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COE and 50 amp serice?

I'm picking up our new 26BH in a few days! The wife and I have booked a few dates this spring at a Corps of Engineers site near Truman Lake, MO. The sites are listed with 50 amp service and a friend advised most sites that offer 50a service also have a 30a connection in the same box. Shoud I assume this is correct or buy a 50a male to 30a female adapter?
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Likely your friend is correct...but buy the adapter. Often the 30a outlet will have significantly more wear, affecting quality of connection. The 50a typically has far less wear and with an adapter you can pull from the 50A outlet.
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Likely your friend is correct...but buy the adapter. Often the 30a outlet will have significantly more wear, affecting quality of connection. The 50a typically has far less wear and with an adapter you can pull from the 50A outlet.
x2 That adapter is just like insurance. Hopefully you never need it but you sure are glad you've got it if you ever do.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #4
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Buy the 50 Amp to 30 Amp adapter. Something like this:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...h-handle/57723
Many newer campgrounds are only supplying 50 AMP service on their newer premium sites. it's good insurance to carry one with you.

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Old 03-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #5
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Buy the 50 Amp to 30 Amp adapter. Something like this:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...h-handle/57723
Many newer campgrounds are only supplying 50 AMP service on their newer premium sites. it's good insurance to carry one with you.

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That is an excellent choice. The adapters that do not have the length of cable have a tendency to burn up rather quickly.
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We also carry a heavy duty 10 gauge (10-3) 50-foot extension cord along with a RV30A-15A "dogbone" 18-inch long adapter where we can plug the trailer 30AMP connector into a standard 15/20A connector. These are ore PLAN-B things you should have aboard with you to use when you only have a standard 15/20A 120VAC receptable available.

Works good when you go to the kids house then you can hookup to their garage receptacle and sleep there... I have used mine at a couple of sleep-overs on the road one time at a hotel where they let me plug into the maintenance 120VAC receptacle and another BASS PRO SHOP parking lot that had these available to use for trailers staying the night in their parking lot. This also allows you to plug into your 2W Honda generator...

We plug into our garage here at the house as well... We can run everything on our two RV trailers except you have watch what you have on at the same time. You cant run your air conditioner and the high wattage microwave at the same time otherwise it will trip the garage breaker.

Its all about PLAN-Bs haha...

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I use an adapter for the reasons mentioned above. If it happens to have a 30 amp plug, I then plug an adapter into that and run a heavy duty extension cord from that. It comes in handy for the coffee maker, toaster etc.
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I would even carry a 30 to 15 also. It is cheap insurance for that time when you have to stop somewhere ovenight or in your BIL's driveway and don't have anything but 15 amp.
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Its all about PLAN-Bs haha...

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I always make sure I carry one of every adapter..... better to have and not need than to need and not have...
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