Originally Posted by thrftqueen
What do you out there recommend I get in between the wall and the trailer? A regular 30-amp (non-locking) 50' cord and an adapter between trailer and cord? Or a compatible locking 30-amp cord and an adapter for 15-amp at the other end?
I know most RV parks/campsites use the regular 30-amp plug (right??), so for the future would it be better to have that on the end of the cord rather than the other, less common L5-30?
power cords, imho, are clearly an instance where "bigger is better!".
I'd put the adapter between the cord and the supply, rather than the cord and the trailer.
I'd source a 30 amp cord with locking ends, and an adapter for the supply end, since pre made cords and adapters tend to be more weatherproof than making them up yourself. make sure that the entire 'cord assembly' is rated for 30 amp - don't rely just on the gauge of the wire.
for driveway use @ home with a/c, install a matching 30 amp supply service and outlet.
if using NO a/c @ home you can use an adapter for a 15 or 20 amp outlet.
be able to use the a/c with a 20 amp adapter, but I'd be out there with a meter checking voltage, current, and inrush current to make sure I wasn't going to toast the a/c unit.