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Old 05-15-2015, 07:18 PM   #15
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That 50 amp park outlet reflects potential power. Your trailer should have a 30 amp main breaker. Thus the most power your trailer can access is limited by your 30 amp main breaker.

The 50 amp to 30 amp adapter cord only uses power off of one leg of the two associated with 50 amp service.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:22 AM   #16
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Don't most 50 amp posts have the 30amp connector also? I've never found one that didn't.
Usually, but not always.
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That 50 amp park outlet reflects potential power. Your trailer should have a 30 amp main breaker. Thus the most power your trailer can access is limited by your 30 amp main breaker.

The 50 amp to 30 amp adapter cord only uses power off of one leg of the two associated with 50 amp service.

I was wondering just how it (dogbone adapter) worked, your last paragraph turned on the light bulb for me. I now understand. Though I may be plugged into 50 I am only using 30 (power off of one leg of the 50). Seems elementary but took a moment for me to understand it. Thank you.


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Yes most campgrounds have both 30 and 50 amp plug-ins, and as mentioned sometimes the 30 amp has been shared with a neighbor or is inoperative, but some campgrounds have posts for mostly motorhomes and if you wind up at one of those you'll need an adapter. I carry a box of adapters, and most recently had to use one at the Terraport when my neighbor who shared the post had already taken the 30 amp. The old Boy Scout motto applies, Be Prepared.

My project for next year is to convert my 29' 1990 Excella from 30 amp to 50 amp. Does anyone know where the U-tube video is that shows how?
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[QUOTE=dcasr;1657930]Yes most campgrounds have both 30 and 50 amp plug-ins, and as mentioned sometimes the 30 amp has been shared with a neighbor or is inoperative, but some campgrounds have posts for mostly motorhomes and if you wind up at one of those you'll need an adapter. I carry a box of adapters, and most recently had to use one at the Terraport when my neighbor who shared the post had already taken the 30 amp. The old Boy Scout motto applies, Be Prepared.
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We were at the Terraport last month and saw that you had to share the power post. We also found that our stinky slinky wouldn't reach the sewer connection. That's the first one we've ever encountered. The 'tank trap' bar kept us from backing up any further.

I carry 50-30, 15-30 and 30-15 adapters. I use the last one if there are only 50 and 30 amp plugs and I need to plug in an extension cord. Came in handy at Cabelas in Sydney, NE when we were tent camping.
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