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Old 10-21-2011, 07:11 AM   #1
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30 amp cord to 50 amp outlet.

Our camp site this weekend has a 50 amp hook up however the Flying Cloud is designed for 30 amps. I was wondering if there is a cord that will allow me to convert the 30 amp cord to 50 amps and if so is there any potential damage to the electrical system?

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Old 10-21-2011, 07:27 AM   #2
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An adapter can be had from most rv suppliers. Sometimes the campgrounds have them available. No problems when using the adapter. jim
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Worldwide Merchandise Company - 50 Amp Male to 30 Amp Female Adapter with Handle - Electrical Adapters - Camping World

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I found one in Walmart yesterday.
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got ours at walmart....cheapest one i found. We ran into that problem in florida couple winters ago.
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Does the 30 amp adaptor include a 30 amp breaker? if not your wire could draw more than it's rating.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:46 AM   #7
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Does the 30 amp adaptor include a 30 amp breaker? if not your wire could draw more than it's rating.
No it won't. If you try to draw more than 30 amps, the main breaker in the AS will trip.
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Web site that compares 30 amp and 50 amp service: RV Electric
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:13 AM   #9
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I'm not sure if these two posters are concerned about the 240V thing...but ALL these dogbone adapters have one of the 120V legs dead. The prong is there but it is not connected electrically to anything. So it is impossible to get 240V to your 30 amp single leg trailer out of the 50 amp outlet with a dogbone designed and used exclusively to adapt a 30 amp rv to a 50 amp RV outlet
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My thanks to all. Lot to think about however I probably couldn't run my AC off it so I will pack generators. I was just looking for the easy way out.
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My thanks to all. Lot to think about however I probably couldn't run my AC off it so I will pack generators. I was just looking for the easy way out.
You should be able to easily run your AC off of 50-amp service with a 50A-to-30A dogbone adapter. 50A RV service is has 2 120v/50A lines, so whichever one the dogbone taps into should provide more power to your Airstream than a 30A connection would.
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John,
Your AC will run fine, usually, whether connected to a 30 or 50 (using the dogbone). We do it all the time. What I'd like is a 30-to-30 dogbone for those *odd* boxes which don't easily allow my surge protector to pull in solidly. Just can't seem to find a pre-made one on the market.
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Your AC will run fine, usually, whether connected to a 30 or 50 (using the dogbone). We do it all the time. What I'd like is a 30-to-30 dogbone for those *odd* boxes which don't easily allow my surge protector to pull in solidly. Just can't seem to find a pre-made one on the market.
It would be over kill. However, you can buy a 25 foot 30 amp extension cord (~$30) for what seems to be less than the cost of male and female do-it-yourself fittings.

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Greg, what's the issue? Is yours the surgeguard portable unit? And what are you trying to find commercially?
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