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Old 05-25-2020, 04:04 PM   #1
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2020 Bambi - 50 amps to 30 amps?

Good evening,

we are total RV newbies (last time tent camping goes back about 25 years ... ) and picked up our 2020 Bambi 20FB last Friday. Had first awesome camping weekend already, made it back home alright and even perfectly backed into our tricky driveway. Perfect start and we loved it!

Heading out to the next trip coming weekend and I just realized the campground I booked only has a 50amps hookup. I believe the dealer said during the walk through the Bambi only has 30amps. I assume - but thought I better double check with the experts before I screw up - I can use a 50amps to 30 amps 'dog bone' ... correct?

Thanks in advance for your advise.
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A 50 amp to 30 amp dog bone is a must have for all 30 amp trailer owners.
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:25 PM   #3
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A doggone 50 amp to 30 amp is cheap and handy.....
But most parks with a 50 amp pedestal have three outlets in them, a 50 amp, a 30 amp, and a 15 amp. So buy the dog bone but you won't always need it.
Also since the trailer is new and shiny, consider a surge protector also. I have this one as a backup for 30 amp. It was about $100.
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:37 PM   #4
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You should have the adapter, but probably will not need it. Most utility "posts" advertised as 50 A also have a receptacle for 30 A and 15 A. I can't think of any time I needed an adapter. (been camping across this great land for over for 25 years with mid sized rigs)
Making the physical connection is your only concern. Amps are not like voltage. Your rig won't draw the extra current above 30A; it will stay in the grid.
(Read the separate thread "I Think I did a Bad Thing" about what happens when you connect to excess voltage. The unfortunate OP tried to use a dryer outlet - 230 V)
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When I purchased my new trailer last year, a 50-to-30 dogbone was included. I didn't ask, so I assumed it was provided by manufacturer. Did you get one?
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Old 05-26-2020, 09:48 AM   #6
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One much more rare item is a 50A "splitter" dog bone. It gives you two 30A "outlets" off of a single 50A. Why have one? They can be handy if you want to run this or that outside the trailer. The one *major* caution is that you need to be sure that there is a 30A breaker in line with each of the outlets. Your trailer handles this just fine. Plug a random this or that into the other side and maybe not so much ....

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Surge Protector is a must - we are a 30amp service AS and carry 2 dog bones - 50amp to 30amp and a 30amp to 15amp
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