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Old 05-26-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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50 to 30amp

Just a FYI. My Crusader came with a 50amp power cord only because the factory wired it to add another AC unit. Anyway, I'm getting a little tired of hauling out the 50amp cord so I decided to buy a 30amp 25' cord for easier hook up and leave the 50' 50amp beast in the storage compartment. Just an idea for you if you're in the same situation as me.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:50 PM   #2
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My friend had a Huge 50A Pusher he used the (30A) power cord 99% of the Time! Even with a Power cod winder those (50A) are a BEAR below 40Deg. Youroo!!
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:09 PM   #3
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This is a great idea. I think I will do the same, I hate that huge heavy cord.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:15 AM   #4
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This is a great idea. I think I will do the same, I hate that huge heavy cord.
Don't forget, you'll need one of these:
Amazon.com : Milspec Direct 10-Gauge STW RV/Motorhome Adapter, 30 Amp Male RV Plug to 50 AMP Female Twistlock Connector, Yellow : Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:35 PM   #5
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Disconnect the 50A, otherwise the pins will be hot from being in parallel with the 30A cord.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:10 AM   #6
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Disconnect the 50A, otherwise the pins will be hot from being in parallel with the 30A cord.
Not sure I follow you but I won't be plugging into the 50A service, only the 30A.
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Not sure I follow you but I won't be plugging into the 50A service, only the 30A.
Ditto, I don't follow either, I just use the 50a @ the house & the 30a adapter & not run the ACs. At campsites, I plug in & use 50a, am I doing this wrong on my crusader?
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Ditto, I don't follow either, I just use the 50a @ the house & the 30a adapter & not run the ACs. At campsites, I plug in & use 50a, am I doing this wrong on my crusader?
No you're not doing anything wrong. The only way I see anything heating up is somehow plugging a 30A cord into a 50A service which can't be done since the plugs are different. I'll be using a 50A female to a 50A male adapter from the camper to a 50A female/30A male dogbone adapter to the 25' 30A cord, then plugging into the 30A pedestal at the campground. All thoughts and input is welcome. My son is an electrician, I should just call him.
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I've got to run a 30a power pedestal here at home, but in the meantime, I have a heavy duty extension cord 110 to a 30a-110 adapter to the 50a cord. I only use it to charge the battery & chill the icebox for prep before trips. So far, no issues. Thanks for helping me out
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No you're not doing anything wrong. The only way I see anything heating up is somehow plugging a 30A cord into a 50A service which can't be done since the plugs are different. I'll be using a 50A female to a 50A male adapter from the camper to a 50A female/30A male dogbone adapter to the 25' 30A cord, then plugging into the 30A pedestal at the campground. All thoughts and input is welcome. My son is an electrician, I should just call him.
One of these would eliminate one of the those adapters.

http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-14381-...BDNNJNWY31ERSZ
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