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  • Lorikfox
    LorikfoxWhy didn't I think of that? Tips and Tricks:
    November 13, 2020we are leaving on our first RV trip on 12/1/2020. Very excited.

    My Motorhome has 30 AMP power. What do we do if campsite has 50 AMP Power to hook up to?

    Thanks
    Lori
    • Rvadventuregal and 2 others like this.
    • Lorikfox
      Don and Sue James November 13, 2020 Most campgrounds that have 50 amp also have 30 amp, I think. Have fun!
    • Lorikfox
      Brian&Nadine November 13, 2020 Get a dogbone adaptor that goes from 50 amp to 30 amp. Also get a 20 amp to 30 amp converter and a 30 amp to 20 amp converter.
    • Lorikfox
      Lynda & Mike Micikas November 13, 2020 you can get an adaptor to go from 30a to 50a. Amazon, CW, maybe Walmart. I always carry a 110v 15a to 30a dog bone
    • Lorikfox
      Smith Family PA November 13, 2020 Amazon is your friend ...  Here is the one we run with...  (copy link and paste in a browser) www.amazon.com/Kohree-50-30-Amp-Plug-Adapter/dp/B07G55Y53V/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=50+amp+to+30+amp&qid=1605284687&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&spL...  more
    • Lorikfox
      LarandSus November 13, 2020 In our 48 states of travel over the past 3.5 years, we do not recall any campground that had 50 amp without 30 amp typically on the same post. It is far more likely to find 30 but not 50. Be prepared but campgrounds generally sell the dogbones that people...  more
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      • Lorikfox
        Brian&Nadine November 13, 2020 I have been in several RV parks with only 50 amp plugs. And I have been where the 30 amp plug didn't work right so I used the 50 amp plug.
    • Lorikfox
      Bandit455 November 13, 2020 It is a good idea to pick up the two adapters listed below, as well as a GOOD quality 30 amp RV extension cord. In all my years I have only NEEDED an extension cord once. It was 45 miles round trip to grab the last one in the store! I believe this was at ...  more
    • Lorikfox
      Class C Couple November 13, 2020 Hello Lori, This was a good question and all of the answers/responses have been spot on. But here is a couple bits of information which you may not realize or yet know.   1. Your RV is designed for 30amps and the circuit breakers withi...  more
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      • Lorikfox
        MRJohnston November 13, 2020 Some good info.   I would add one thing.   Always flip the pedestal breaker to the “off” position before plugging or unplugging anything.  That prevents sparking, arcing, and pitting of your plug contacts.
      • Lorikfox
        Habadabeer November 13, 2020 Yes to all the above. You can plug your 30a surge protector (ideally the expensive option that will verify the pedestal is wired correctly) between the 50a to 30a dogbone and your 30a power cord. Hook up procedure: -Ensure you’re parke...  more
    • Lorikfox
      Gertrude November 13, 2020 Have fun
    • Lorikfox
      David Leslie Jasper & JoJo November 13, 2020 A 50-amp to 30-amp dogbone will essentially "convert" the plug style from 4-prong (50-amp) to 3-prong (30-amp) to allow your RV's 3-prong (30-amp) shore power plug to plug into the shore power circuit.  With the dogbone, instead of access to two 50 amp ho...  more
    • Lorikfox
      Jim & Sharon Ham November 13, 2020 Great info from above.  There are really several dogbone adapters to have in your bag if you want to cover all bases.  50amp to 30amp is needed only in newer RV resorts that were designed to cater to larger motorhomes.  A 30amp to 20amp dogleg adapter is ...  more
    • Lorikfox
      Bandit455 November 13, 2020 In addition to what MRJohnson added, I NEVER plugin until I have verified the pedestal is wired correctly with my own meter. It is easy to do, particularly w/ a 30 amp circuit.  My goto site...   https://www.myrv.us/electric/  ...  more
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      • Lorikfox
        MRJohnston November 13, 2020 Thanks for the link!  I had not seen that one before.  I also check the pedestal with a meter before plugging in, and a surge protector is a must have item.  I follow rvelectricity.org with Mike Sokol
    • Lorikfox
      Kilo6dvr November 13, 2020 I have never found a park that did not offer both.
    • Lorikfox
      Jim & Sharon Ham November 13, 2020 We have found some of the seasonal sites at resorts in Florida and Arizona only have a 50amp connection.  No 20amp in the box is a surprise, but I guess they expect you to plug into your own coach.
    • Lorikfox
      Frederick L Proffitt November 13, 2020 Dogbone.
    • Lorikfox
      See spot run RV November 13, 2020 Be careful. If you plug into 50 amp with a 50 to 30 adapter, you will put 50 amp into your coach.
      I have not come across a park yet that has 50 amp that doesn't have 30 amp. You shouldn't have any problem finding 30 amp.
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      • Lorikfox
        Umsy (Joan Smith) November 13, 2020 I had to share a pedestal with a neighbor site and they were connected to the 30amp so had had to use my dogbone for the 50 to 30amp. Only the once but glad I had it.
      • Lorikfox
        Jim & Sharon Ham November 13, 2020 The 50amp into the coach comment needs a little clarification. The 50amp service cord has 4 wires, with two of them being hot legs.  The 30amp service cord only has 3 wires with one hot leg.  So the 50-30 adapter just does NOT connect one of the hot legs....  more
      • Lorikfox
        MRJohnston November 13, 2020 Jim & Sharon, true story!  30 amp max because only one leg is connected.
    • Lorikfox
      Bounder Travelers November 13, 2020 If using a 50 to 30-amp adapter, it is true that you have 50 amps available. Don't forget, your RV power panel provides a 30-amp limit to how much power you can draw. A 50-amp source does not compel that much use. What you use is determined entirely by wh...  more
    • Lorikfox
      Umsy (Joan Smith) November 13, 2020 Get a dogbone that will convert the 50amp to 30amp. Simple plug your 30amp cord into it and the 50amp end into the power supply.
    • Lorikfox
      Larry Holbrook November 13, 2020 There shouldn't be any problem using a 50 amp to 30 amp dogbone to connect a 30 amp camper or RV to a 50 amp pedestal - the camper/RV breaker panel will protect the camper from drawing too much power -
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      • Lorikfox
        PNL SHARP November 14, 2020 You have a power surge fixture in your rig or at the box, I hope. We've done the 50 to 30 and just use fewer appliances at the same time or everything shuts off. So don't freak out. Lol.
    • Lorikfox
      Lorikfox November 13, 2020 Thank you for all of your responses.
      Lori
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      • Lorikfox
        Jmdumont November 14, 2020 Thank you for the question and thanks everyone for the answers. I got answers to questions I didn’t know I had lol. I appreciate the explanations of how the 50 to 30 amp works very informative 😀
    • Lorikfox
      Larry Holbrook November 13, 2020 Dogbone: 30a male pedestal to 50a camper female - jumped to provide the same 30 amps to both 50 amp legs of camper - works ok as long as everything is not operated at the same time - if an A/C on one leg and a microwave on the other and both are run simul...  more
    • Lorikfox
      Larry Holbrook November 13, 2020 Dohbone: 50a male pedestal to 30a camper - only one 50 amp leg of pedestal is provided to camper -
    • Lorikfox
      LarandSus November 14, 2020 Sorry, you already have far more than you asked for but I just want to clarify that you don't want a simple surge protector. What you want is an EMS, electrical management system with surge protection.
    • Lorikfox
      Bandit455 November 15, 2020 Very true, surge protection is minimum protection. My Hughes Autoformer also will step voltage up or down as needed.
      One thing often overlooked is voltage fluctuations. Maintaining steady clean voltage is every bit as important as surge protection.
    • Lorikfox
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