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Old 07-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Electric power at campground

I know my Eagle is a 30 amp hookup. But my question is what if I hook to 50 amp service with an adapter. Can i do this or will it hurt my camper.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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Using an adapter is fine. You will not get 50 amps of service though. If the 30 amp receptacle is badly worn and loose using the 50 amp receptacle with the adapter is preferable. It will NOT hurt your trailer.
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I use an adapter. I just got back from 12 days of camping. A Jayco owner pulled near me and then came down and asked why he kept blowing his breaker. I told him to put water heater on propane. Buy a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter, and a 30 amp to 110 adapter. He was all thanks after that.
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I use the 50AMP service using a RV50-30A adapter alot as well especially when I look at how badly burned the 30AMP Service socket looks before I hookup. Since most everyone is using the 30AMP service those sockets really get a workout.

I never did check into this but someone was saying that when you connect to the 50AMP service you are at risk for the 30AMP rated Shore Power cable you are using not being rated for the 50AMP Service between the camp ground pedestal and your 30AMP circuit breaker inside your trailer. Granted if you overload things in your trailer the 30AMP Trailer circuit breaker should trip but the 50AMP breaker on the pedestal will not trip.

I have never of anyone running into a problem here but I guess a risk does exist ???

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I never did check into this but someone was saying that when you connect to the 50AMP service you are at risk for the 30AMP rated Shore Power cable you are using not being rated for the 50AMP Service between the camp ground pedestal and your 30AMP circuit breaker inside your trailer. Granted if you overload things in your trailer the 30AMP Trailer circuit breaker should trip but the 50AMP breaker on the pedestal will not trip.
There is no overload risk. Keep in mind the breaker on the pedestal is to protect the campground equipment not your RV. The main breaker in the RV is your protection. Actually you have explained why in your last sentence. It is amazing how much mis-leading information is posted about electrical issues.
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We had only 50 amp service at our last campout a few weeks ago. Used the adapter without a problem. RoyBraddy has me thinking about using it more often. But could a failure in the adapter cause a problem???
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I know what you mean cekkk, I am also thinking of using it more often. I really did not give it much thought before ,as to what he said. Dont see to much that could go wrong with the adapter it is short and heavy duty. I am still considering getting a surge protector, what would happen if I use the adaptor and go through the protector, will that be OK.
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I am still considering getting a surge protector, what would happen if I use the adaptor and go through the protector, will that be OK.
This will work just fine.
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tnchuck is right. I have a hard-wired EMS from Progressive Industries and it worked as usual downstream of the adapter. No reason a portable one would have a problem that I can see.
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