Originally Posted by gerrym51
i have been reading this thread and am confused. Sunseekers come with 30 amp service. the op said he was hooking up to a 20 amp service at a campground. why would he install a 30 amp service on a vehicle that already is 30 amps.
the persons who have trailers with 20 amp service and are upgrading to 30 amp service are confusing me. and this thread
Originally Posted by bakken
He is at home, not in a campground.
As bakken stated, the OP is not at a campground, but either at their house or possibly somewhere else close by. They are plugging into a 20 amp outlet to try and run their A/C while packing/prepping the RV for their camping trip(s) to the campgrounds.
My understanding is they plan to install a 30 amp dedicated RV outlet at their home, so they won't have to plug into a 20 amp outlet while there....when their electrician get's back from vacation.
Their RV is made to plug into a 30 amp outlet, but they are plugging into a 20 amp outlet using an adapter, since that is all they got right now. They can also only use up to 20 amps of things in their Rv when plugged into a 20 amp outlet. They are not changing anything in the RV. They are planning to install a 30 amp outlet at home so they can use up to 30 amps worth of stuff. The A/C alone can use over 20 amps sometimes.
To fully utilize the capabilities of an RV, you must be plugged into an outlet that can provide the required amps to realize this capability. A 50 amp RV needs a 50 amp outlet/service. A 30 amp RV needs a 30 amp outlet/service.
By using the correct RV electrical adapter, you can plug into an outlet with less amps...like say a 20 amp or 15 amp. However, when you plug into an outlet with less amps, then you are now limiting your RV to that amount of amps provided by the outlet/circuit breaker.......and can only use up to that amount of electrical things inside your RV.