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Old 08-05-2015, 10:25 AM   #1
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Sometimes simple questions are not simple when you do not know the answer.

We will be spending 10 days (on business -can you believe it) at a CG which only offers 20 or 50amp/110 elec.hookups. Our Windjammer is 30amp.
Question: with an adapter can I hook up to the 50amp w/o elec problems?

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With a dog bone adapter yes you can hook to the 50 amp.
I had to do this last week because the 30 amp line was low on voltage.

Walmart or any camping store carries them.


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Old 08-05-2015, 10:33 AM   #3
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Sometimes simple questions are not simple when you do not know the answer.

We will be spending 10 days (on business -can you believe it) at a CG which only offers 20 or 50amp/110 elec.hookups. Our Windjammer is 30amp.
Question: with an adapter can I hook up to the 50amp w/o elec problems?

Thank you for your responses.

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YES!!!!! The adapter 50 to 30 amp uses one phase of two to power your RV. That is good.
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Like others have said, pick up an adapter like the one pictured here. I usually use the adapter all the time for a better power source at most campgrounds.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1280_.jpg
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Thanks for all your inputs.....I am picking one up this afternoon
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Thanks for all your inputs.....I am picking one up this afternoon
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As a suggestion, to prevent sparking or sudden surges, switch the 50, 30 or 20 amp breakers off before plugging in or disconnecting your power cord. I also use a voltage meter to see what the readings are before I plug in. Has saved me from some very costly mistakes. Good Luck!
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I bought a Pro. Ind. SSP50 surge protector with a 30a adapter. 1st thing plugged to make sure everything is OK before connecting power cord to the TT.
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Like others have said, pick up an adapter like the one pictured here. I usually use the adapter all the time for a better power source at most campgrounds.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1280_.jpg
I have an 50/30 adapter but have not needed it yet. Are you stating that I will get a more even power source stepping down 50 to 30 compared to going direct with 30 amp?

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I have an 50/30 adapter but have not needed it yet. Are you stating that I will get a more even power source stepping down 50 to 30 compared to going direct with 30 amp?

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That's what my experience has been. I've been at campgrounds that just running my A/C would cause the breaker to blow in the coach. I used the 50amp to 30 adapter and didn't have a problem the rest of the week.
Most service boxes will have both. Don't ask for 50 or you'll usually be charged more per night. I tell them I'm 30 and if the box has 50, I use it.
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That's what my experience has been. I've been at campgrounds that just running my A/C would cause the breaker to blow in the coach. I used the 50amp to 30 adapter and didn't have a problem the rest of the week.
Most service boxes will have both. Don't ask for 50 or you'll usually be charged more per night. I tell them I'm 30 and if the box has 50, I use it.
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