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Old 08-16-2006, 07:34 PM   #1
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3-prong plug converter to fit in regular outlet

Does anyone know where I might find a converter plug for our 30amp trailer outlet plug that would work in a regular outlet?
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:40 PM   #2
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Yes

Easy answer: Walmart, they have a small RV accessory section, usually near sports and/or automotive.
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You are talking about a 30 amp RV to 15 amp adapter. You can get these at any RV store, CW and maybe even Wally World. I got mine at CW for a few dollars.
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Look in or at Camping World on line or catalog.

Item # 24494 30 amp Male to 15 amp Female. All of $2.99

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and don't try to run your airconditioner on it!

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Old 08-16-2006, 08:31 PM   #6
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I found adapters at both Home Depot and Lowes.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:51 PM   #7
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I bought mine at Lowes. I wired 20amp circuits in my house and it would power the a/c. I'm not sure if it was weak due to the 20 amp circuit, or because I had a 12 wire extension cord. But, I wired in two proper 30 amp RV plugs on 30amp 10 wire to my panel and....the AC will now freeze out a polar bear!

Best thing is to wire up an actual 30amp circuit to an RV plug. You won't regret it!
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Thnx for all suggestions..now since I admit I'm not electrical /hi-tech savvy, could anyone post a photo of the plug? please!
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and don't try to run your airconditioner on it!

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and don't try to run your airconditioner on it!
I could repeat it a 3rd time -- but will instead say if you need the A/C to use as a guest house, hire an electrician to put in a 30A circuit near where your trailer will be parked.

Me? I use the 15A adapter all the time and it helps me getting my Safari ready for the road, topping off the batteries, cooling down the fridge before a trip, etc. Enjoy!
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:10 PM   #10
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I have not really even tried to run my air conditioner yet. I use the adapter so that I can get some 110 to my AS outlets so I can run power tools during the remodeling process that I am in now. That seems to work OK with a heavy duty extension cord plugged into a 15amp outlet on my back porch.

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you can never have too many adapters

We discovered that you can never have too many adapters. We thought we had it covered...all that we could possibly need. But a week ago we checked into a campground with our little Argosy Minuet, and found that they only had 50 amp and 15 amp at their sites. We had to make a quick run to WalMart to buy a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter in order to use the AC and microwave safely.
$17.32 We could have rented one for $4.00. Has anyone else ever had to do the 50 to 30 amp adapter?
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adapter update

We were able to find the adapter plug: only cost $2.50 at a RV sales place..thnx for the help!
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Hi, Loudruff,

"Ha, ha. We only have 50-amp and 15-amp, but if you have the most common connector and common need for 30-amp service out there in RV-dom, we'll rent you this adapter for only $4."

Please. I think I might have had a suggestion or two for them.

Has anybody else run into this?

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Has anybody else run into this?
yes, a park i stayed at had 30 amp outlets in every other pedistal. the rest were the 15/50 type.

i guess a 50 to 30 dog bone is in my future.

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