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Old 08-15-2016, 02:46 PM   #1
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My wife and I are looking to book a campsite at a State Park and all it lists are 50 amp hookups. We have a Class C with 30 amp. Is an adapter from 50-30 going to be okay to run the Motorhome or will it cause potential electrical problems?

Sorry, if it's a dumb question, but hey I've leaned so much from you guys already, soon maybe I won't be a newbie any longer
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:17 PM   #2
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My wife and I are looking to book a campsite at a State Park and all it lists are 50 amp hookups. We have a Class C with 30 amp. Is an adapter from 50-30 going to be okay to run the Motorhome or will it cause potential electrical problems?

Sorry, if it's a dumb question, but hey I've leaned so much from you guys already, soon maybe I won't be a newbie any longer
will work fine. The main breaker will limit it to 30 amps.
You may also want to invest in a 20 amp -30 amp adapter. while it won't allow you to run the ai rconditioner, it will allow you to run everything else, including pre-cooling your fridge before you head out on an adventure.

If you have the extra cash and haven't already purchased one, get yourself a 30 amp surge protector.

hope this helps
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:40 PM   #3
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The power pedestal will also have a 30 amp. plug.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:43 PM   #4
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The power pedestal will also have a 30 amp. plug.


Not always. I stay at a campground who's 50 amp pedestals are 50 only. No 30 and no 15/20 on them.

The 30 amp sites have the 15/20 receptacles as well.


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Old 08-16-2016, 03:17 PM   #5
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A 50 to 30 amp adapter will work just fine...just be aware that quality varies among manufacturers...don't buy cheap.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:21 PM   #6
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Using a 50 to 30 will work fine, I suspect many campgrounds as they up grade are using just 50amps because less expense of the installation and the ease of getting an adapter these days so they cover both 50 and 30 amp RVs
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They probably have a 30 and 50 outlet. Recently camped at a state park that showed only 50 amp but the pedestal had a 50, 30 and 15A outlet.

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Give me the name of the campground.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:12 PM   #9
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Dog Bone Adapters

It's good to have "Dog Bone" adapters for every situation. 50 amp to 30 amp, 30 amp to 20 amp, 20 amp to 30 amp. There are times when the 30 amp plug looks pretty rough, so I'll use the 50 amp to 30 dog bone. It just gives you more flexibility. Also, I am a firm believer in surge protectors. I have the portable 30 amp protector from Progressive Industries and very easy to use. Just have a security device to keep those who like to "borrow" other peoples things from walking away with it. And lastly, the only "dumb question" is the one not asked. Never be afraid to raise you hand and admit you're not sure about something . . . that will get you burnt ! !
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The power pedestal will also have a 30 amp. plug.
Maybe not..............Get the adapter to be sure
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