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Old 05-19-2015, 09:28 PM   #1
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electric T connector

Is there a T connector that I can plug into campground power outlet so that i can have both RV power as well as running external electric appliance such as electric grill or outdoor electric heater, plugged into the campground power outlet?

My rv does not have power outlet outside
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:36 PM   #2
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That campground posts that I have encountered , when they have 30 amps or more, usually have an outlet for 30 amps and a 20 amp outlet right on the pedestal.

Can't say that I have seen A "T"
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:47 PM   #3
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Most campgrounds We have to there is a 50 amp plug-----30amp plug and a 20amp plug. I use the 20 amp plug so I can have a extra plug.
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I wonder ., can we tap into both 30 and 20 at the same time?
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:18 PM   #5
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This is google photo of all three services being offered at a typical campground pedestal pole.


If the campgrounds only show 30A Service available it will most likely only have a 30A and 20A service.


These difference service plugs are all on separate circuit breakers so you won't need to worry about loading down your 30AMP service when using the 20A service at the same time.

We do this all the the time at the campgrounds for running things outside off the 20A Service provided. We also use the 20A Service to run any of our portable oil-filled electric heaters when needed. Using the 12AMP Electric heaters inside the trailer will load down the 30A service pretty quick.

I have never run into any problems with the campgrounds using both service connections at the same time.

Always a good idea to bring along a couple of extensions cords with you - never know when you are going to need one...

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I wonder ., can we tap into both 30 and 20 at the same time?
Yes you can. They are separate breakers, fed with sufficient power to serve both
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Our annual site's shore power box is like RoyBraddy's photos. We run the TT's power cord off the 30 amp, have tapped into the 50 amp and run it to our shed to power the washer, dryer, fridge, etc., and use the 20 amp duplex receptacle to run a heavy gauge extension in alongside the main power cord to give us additional power so we can run toaster oven, etc., along with the TT's 30 amp load. So every outlet on those posts are, or should be, usable.
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My rv does not have power outlet outside
How old/small is your RV?

Even my 1983 Chateau Lite15 had a duplex receptacle on the outside.

Look around, there could be a pigtail (extension cord like) end dangling or tucked away somewhere.
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I run an outdoor extension cord from the 20A, through the corner of my slide-out, and plug it into my space heater. That way, I save on propane and I don't trip a breaker when the space heater, water heater, fridge (both on electric), coffee maker, and television are all going at the same time. I'll often run another extension cord from the second 20A outlet to run my tire inflator, car vacuum, or hair clippers/Dremmel Tool (when grooming the dog).
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Hey Roy, according to the label on the 50 amp service box, if you plug in both 50 or 30 and 20, you will overload their box. First time I have seen a label like that. We plug into the 50 amps and run a extension cord and gang box off the 20 amp service plug. Have always done this and never had a problem. I guess what they really don't want is to plug two campers, 50 and 30 amps off the same box. That would really be a problem.
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