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Old 11-22-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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30 AMP RV park service

I always use the 30 AMP service, and never pay attention on other 50AMP and 220 V outlet. .
If I use the 30AMP for the RV, are those other outlet still usable for other purpose ?
Or once the 30 AMP is used, other outlet will be completely turned off ?
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Old 11-22-2015, 02:59 PM   #2
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Yes, if they offer 50 amp, 30 amp and 20 amp then they should all have independent power. Usually I bring an extension cord and use the 20 amp circuit to run the griddle for breakfast in the morning and plug the toaster into the camper outlets. Running both the griddle and toaster will trip the breakers.
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:06 PM   #3
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You can also use the 50 amp with a 50 to 30 adapter.
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Or, vice versa. Now that our new rig has the 50 amp power socket, we will need to get a 30 to 50 amp dog bone. During the winter months we should never have to use power above 30 amps (not using any A/C.) We'll revert back to the 50-amp hook up when summer comes.

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You can also use the 50 amp with a 50 to 30 adapter.
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I'am 30 amp, but the 50 to 30 amp dog-bone has allowed me to use the 50 outlet two or three times, when I have found the space 30 amp was worn out from use!
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I'am 30 amp, but the 50 to 30 amp dog-bone has allowed me to use the 50 outlet two or three times, when I have found the space 30 amp was worn out from use!
Yes, I`ve run into this as well....
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I'am 30 amp, but the 50 to 30 amp dog-bone has allowed me to use the 50 outlet two or three times, when I have found the space 30 amp was worn out from use!
Thanks , looks like 50 to 30 converter is a must have
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I've generally found better voltage using the 50 to 30 amp dogbone. Perhaps the adapter is picking up the other leg of the 120VAC. I use the adapter whenever 50 amp is available.
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Then there are the occasional sites that only have 50 where you need the 30 to 50, or sites that only have 30 so if you are at 50 you need the 50 to 30, then if you are at home with 30 you need the 30 to 15. Yikes.
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:52 PM   #10
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You can pick them up at WALMART - Rather inexpensive.. They are called adapters not converters... Be sure to always use the long RV50A to 30A DOGBONE type adapters.. The small round type adapters usually get hot on you and burns up plugs... The long dogbone type adapters look something like this PHOTO image.


We use the pedestal 20AMP service all the time when running our portable 1500watt oil filled electric heater. This doesnt take away from the 30A connection at all...

We always use the pedestal 20AMP service for all of the outside connections at the camp grounds...

I would also pick up a RV30A to 15A long dogbone type adapter. This will allow you to plug your 30AMP trailer into a regular house 20AMP service.. Kinda neat having this at home when your trailer is parked so you can spend the night in it or do some cleaning or repairs... Everything works just fine just have to watch what you have on at the same time otherwise it will trip your house breaker.

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