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Old 01-27-2017, 03:10 PM   #1
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50 Amp to 30 Amp shore power cord

I am looking for a shore power cord that will attach to the trailer with 50 Amp connection but to the power supply with a 30 amp plug. Would prefer to not lug around the 50 Amp cord. If you know where to find one or have purchased yourself please let me know. Saw one on Amazon, but the reviews concerned me regarding actually attaching to a trailer power outlet.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:37 PM   #2
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The 30a breaker in the pedestal protects the lighter power cord, so it is plenty safe as long as you don't put a 30 to 50 adapter on the pedestal end. I know a lot of friends who routinely use a 30a cable when they don't need 2 ACs running. Lot easier than fighting with the heavier cable.
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Old 01-28-2017, 08:15 AM   #3
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I am looking for a shore power cord that will attach to the trailer with 50 Amp connection but to the power supply with a 30 amp plug. ...
Check Camping World as they have a 50 amp female to 30 amp male adapter for connection at your trailer 50 amp port. Pair that "dog bone" with a lighter weight 30 amp extension cord, also available at CW. Remember GIYF!
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:40 AM   #4
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Thanks for your responses, however the "dogbone" will not hook up at the power outlet of the trailer. I am looking for a 50 amp to 30 amp power cord, to hook from outlet on the Airstream to the pedestal.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:42 AM   #5
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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Camco-18-...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Old 01-28-2017, 09:43 AM   #6
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Or like this?

https://accessories.lazydays.com/50m...fM8BoCSNPw_wcB
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:04 AM   #7
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Perhaps I am not making my self clear. I don't want to lug around the 50 AMP power cord, so I am not sure how a "dogbone" helps??? I am looking for a power cord that is 30 AMP size with and 30 AMP male plug for the pedestal and 50 amp connecter for the outlet on the Airstream.
I apologize if i have been confusing in my request.
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:21 AM   #8
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With you on this one. Use 30 amp service unless I need 50.


Conntek 14436 35-Foot RV Power Cord RV 30 Amp Male Plug To 50 Amp 125/250 Volt Locking Female Connector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00269DMV2..._YXTFa8fxLQYnI
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Go to Amazon and google it. I got one there that is working quite well. Also has a LED light on the cord to tell you that you are connected. They have them in various lengths. I like the 30amp one because yes it is much easier to hook up. Really don't need 50amps unless you want to run both AC units.

//www.amazon.com/Marinco-Power-cord-Plus-Cordset/dp/B0060DVFJQ/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1485626611&sr=8-12&keywords=50amp+to+30amp+power+cord
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With you on this one. Use 30 amp service unless I need 50.


Conntek 14436 35-Foot RV Power Cord RV 30 Amp Male Plug To 50 Amp 125/250 Volt Locking Female Connector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00269DMV2..._YXTFa8fxLQYnI
Thanks for your response, does it lock into your Airstream like the original?
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:19 PM   #12
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Camco sells them through most RV dealers. I know the place I work sells them, and I recommend getting one to everybody with 50 amp service to their RV, regardless of brand of RV.
The thing that irks me about them is, I had custom-made one especially for one of our customers a few years ago, and the Camco rep happened to show up while I was showing the customer. A few months later, Camco was selling them. I'm sure it was a coincidence...
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What roadhoop said. It is one of the best investments I have made.
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Buy a 30 amp cord and replace the trailer end with a 50 amp female to fit the trailer 50amp male. Then all you have to do is place a jumper wire of 10 ga to connect the two 50 amp legs inside the female connector. I made my own. but there are dog bones available to do the same thing.
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