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Old 03-26-2013, 03:51 AM   #1
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50 amp service question

It looks like we are going to be the owners of a new Prime Time Crusader 325 in a few weeks..a question that i have .. when parking the 5th wheel in the driveway at home with our present 5th wheel (that has 30 amp service ). i can plug into a 110 outlet with a adapter.. and charge the battery..watch tv...turn the fridge to electric power a day before a camping trip.. is there an adapter that will give me that capability ?? thank you
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Here is a link to the adapter that will let you use up to 20A.

50 Amp Park Adapter

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:22 AM   #3
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You already have a 15 to 30 amp adapter so buy a 30 to 50 amp adapter and use the two in conjunction with each other. Chances are you’re going to need the 30 to 50 amp adapter anyway.
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You already have a 15 to 30 amp adapter so buy a 30 to 50 amp adapter and use the two in conjunction with each other. Chances are you’re going to need the 30 to 50 amp adapter anyway.
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You already have a 15 to 30 amp adapter so buy a 30 to 50 amp adapter and use the two in conjunction with each other. Chances are youíre going to need the 30 to 50 amp adapter anyway.
Since you are going from a 50 amp male (TT cord) to a 30 amp female (end); you will need a 50 amp female to 30 amp male dogbone.

If you have the one piece 30 female to 15 male adapter, it may not work since the "wall plug end" will be quite thick and fall out of the socket. If you have a 30 amp to 15 amp "dog bone" cord you should be OK.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:34 AM   #6
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You can never have enough "amp" adapters ! learned it the very hard way when we were "staying" a night at a camping world. Al the power outlets they had were for 50 amp receptacles ! Lucky for us they had just one single 30 amp extension left on a pole and that is where we connected. I purchased a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter right after that.
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ALWAYS carry an extension cord.

I needed mine (again) at the KOA in Point South, SC

I needed to choose between extending the sewer hose or the power cord 2 feet. The spot I was in had a tree where my slide came out.
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I got one of these for when I am loading the trailer at home. 15amp to 50 amp from Home Depot. It nice to use a 15 amp cord to keep the refrigerator going and the battery charged instead of dragging out the heavy 50 amp cord.


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Old 03-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #10
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My only additional input is this:

If the camper is going to use a fair amount of power (up to the 15 amp limit of the outlet), the adapter should be as close to the outlet as possible, Trying to suck water through a straw gets harder to do, the longer the straw.

Same with electrons.

Trying to draw more than 10 amps through a long 15 amp extension cord could drop the voltage to dangerous levels. Using an adapter right at the outlet (then a larger sized wire run to the camper) will allow the same amount of amps to flow without the accompanying large voltage drop.

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