Timely thread...spent the past week in a CG for family camping week. My new 5er has a 50A cord and plug, old TT was a 30A plug, and so is my surge protector. So I used a 50 to 30 adapter, plugged into the 30A outlet, and all was OK for 2 days. Only one AC on the 5er, running, and electric HWH element, the main fridge, and a mini fridge in the garage. After 2 days, the 30A breaker on the pedestal tripped. I went out to reset it, and it was actually loose in the box! Fast forward to yesterday afternoon, 84 degrees and everyone in the park using AC. I returned to the camper to find the breaker tripped again. Reset it, the surge guard was reading 110V and 29A use! After about 10 min, it tripped again, and when I went out to the pedestal, it was smoking! So I undid my adapter and surge guard and plugged into the 50A plug, and all was well after that. I was a little apprehensive about no longer having a surge guard in place though.
Even if I was pulling more than my 30A, it still should have just tripped the breaker, not fried it! Told the CG staff about it, they were apologetic, just glad it didn't damage any of my equipment. Ordered 50A surge guard shortly after this whole episode...
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