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Old 09-28-2010, 04:18 PM   #11
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With all of the elecrical applinces you are using I hope you are paying extra for your campsite. I know people will say that the are paying for the hydro in their camping fees. The fees are set for the regular electric draw from an RV not to run a home, that is why you are blowing the breakers. If you overload the post beyond the 50 amps you will trip the breaker at the main panel. I have just finished wiring up 28 new 50amp sites at the campground where I am staying. The 50 amp 30 amp and 20 amp are being fed for the 50 amp wire. The post has 50 amps of service and not 100 amps.
You have to be careful when using the setup you want to use.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:27 PM   #12
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With all of the elecrical applinces you are using I hope you are paying extra for your campsite. I know people will say that the are paying for the hydro in their camping fees. The fees are set for the regular electric draw from an RV not to run a home, that is why you are blowing the breakers. If you overload the post beyond the 50 amps you will trip the breaker at the main panel. I have just finished wiring up 28 new 50amp sites at the campground where I am staying. The 50 amp 30 amp and 20 amp are being fed for the 50 amp wire. The post has 50 amps of service and not 100 amps.
You have to be careful when using the setup you want to use.
I am paying full price for 10 days but the power usage will be for just a few hours. I don't think I am ripping anyone off.

Thanks for the info on the pole wiring. I may just have to live with it.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:20 PM   #13
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Caper is right on. The breakers in nearly all pedestals have a 50 amp main that feeds the 50 amp plug. The 30 and the 20 amp breakers are downstream of the 50 amp breaker. To prove it just trip the 50 and you will kill power to the 30 and 20 amp circuits as well.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:19 PM   #14
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I hope they look at that plug on the power cord. IF it has over heated you will get voltage drops & more heat. with this overloading of it. It just a madder of time before something fail or smokes. Keep the 30amp & reduce the loads.
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