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Old 06-15-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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50 amp or 30 amp??

I stay at a campground that has both 50 amp and 30 amp hookup.I was wondering should I be using the 30 amp hookup or the 50 amp hookup?My TT is a 2010 Puma 31BHSS.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:58 PM   #2
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I believe your power supply cord will dedicate which amp hookup to use. I was asking a silimar question and was told that my 30 amp cord has different pongs than a 50 amp cord.

Wait for more feedback before going with my reply and plugging in as I'm still new to this stuff.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
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Yep, it is as Terier correctly advised. Easy answer is a 50 amp plug and a 30 amp plug are different.

You can buy adaptors that will let you plug a 30 amp into a 50 amp, but you probably only need to do that if something is wrong with the 30 amp receptacle.

Another habit to form, is to make sure the breaker is turned off for your plug, while you connect your trailer cord to it....then turn the breaker back on. (See pic)

1. Breaker would control the 50 amp
2. Should control the 30 amp
3. Should control the 20 amp

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Old 06-15-2011, 05:05 PM   #4
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Go with the 50 amp, I use a 60 amp 230 volt service in my camp ground.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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i don't know if ur trailer is wired for 50 or 30 amp. if ur having to adapt from 50 amp service to 30, you would use 30.
in my case, if i plan on running both air conditioners, i will use 50. other than that, i can get away with 30 amp service. (my trailer is wired for 50 amp service).

if ur wired for 50 amp on ur trailer (4 prong plug), u can adapt and run 30 amp. if u start kicking the breaker ever so ofter on the pedestal, i would switch over to 50. if ur not being charged any different for using 50 amp, go ahead and use the 50.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:19 PM   #6
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Some campgrounds charge EXTRA for 50 amp service. If you have a 30 amp camper nothing will be served by using the 50 amp socket, unless the 30 amp breaker keeps tripping because it is bad (common).

I always carry a 50 -> 30 amp adapter because of the above and some campgrounds have two campers on one pedestal. If you are the second one in, you may be stuck with the 50 amp socket.
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My TT has a 30 amp cord but I could get an adapter to covert to a 50 amp.There is no extra charge at the campground for 50 amp and there is only one camper per pedestal.I was just wondering if there is any benefit for me to convert from 30 amp to 50 amp and plug into the 50 amp or if I could do any damage to my TT if I did plug into the 50 amp..
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I was just wondering if there is any benefit for me to convert from 30 amp to 50 amp and plug into the 50 amp or if I could do any damage to my TT if I did plug into the 50 amp..
No benefit, unless the 50 amp is the only receptacle working/available. No damage, provided you have the proper adaptor.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:23 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for all your help.You have been a great help!!!
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FYI - I also carry a 30 amp -> 20 amp adapter. Many older campgrounds in parks still only have 20 amp service.

If you don't use the AC, everything else will still work. If you are careful, you can even use the AC; just not anything else without shutting the AC off.
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