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Old 04-20-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Plugging 30A RV to 50A site

I'm going to stay at a park in FL in a couple weeks that only offers 50A service. I have a 2004 sunsseeker 3100 that is set up with 30a plug. I'm new to raving and need to know if it will be safe to plug in to the 50 with a 30-50 adapter. The campground people says that is all I will need.
I just wanted to verify that it would not hurt anything in my rv. I've seen it done before but wanted to make sure its ok
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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Yes; it's perfectly fine. The only possible exposure is that if you draw more than 30 amps, it will be up to the "main" breaker in your RV to trip instead of the beaker in the pedestal. It's designed to do that.

FYI, that adapter just connects to one of the two legs that are in a 50-amp RV hookup.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:17 PM   #3
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Thank you for the response
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #4
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Your rig will draw whatever amps it needs. The supply capacity is immaterial. Think of hooking your water hose to a faucet that can provide 200 gallons a minute but you only need 20 gpm. Your RV will take what it needs. Amps are the electrical equivalent of gallons/minute, volts are the equivalent of water pressure.

Where trouble hits is when you try to get more flow (amps) than the electrical "faucet" can supply.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:20 PM   #6
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Correct, I carry a 50 to 30amp converter plug. Have had to use when the 30amp side did not work on the pedestal. Also carry a 30amp to 20 amp plug.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...a-female/27987

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...a-female/27986
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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Thanks ill be picking up a 50-30 adapter soon for my trip
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:40 AM   #8
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Use your surge guard.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #9
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One CG we visit is also 50 only and they office will lend out 30-50 adapters and sell them when in stock - for less than camping world (!). I seem to recall getting one last fall...I'll find out soon enough as we'll be there in a few weeks.
Our camper came with a 30 to 15 adapter and we use that here at home all the time.
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