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Old 12-19-2014, 02:56 PM   #11
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If all you need is 30 amp service I wouldn't pay for 50 amp when I won't be using it. At all the sites I've stayed at 50 amp service cost more than 30 amp.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:01 PM   #12
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adapters, extra water hoses, extensions for both all come in handy. Don't need them all the time but as little as we camp I've needed 110, 50amp converters as well as extra long water hoses. Probably could use a 30amp extension as well.

Not sure who lays out some of the camp spots out there but some are horrendously bad.
Plenty of Power,just not laid out very well! Youroo!!
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:09 PM   #13
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Cover Dog - you are correct except in this case it is only a $3 up barge and I get sewer so it seems well worth it to us. Thanks everyone for the feedback.
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:53 AM   #14
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Youroo, did you take this picture? It looks like Illini Forest Preserve in Hampton Illinois. I have camped there several times (a great CG on the Mississippi river) and have seen this spot too.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:19 AM   #15
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If all you need is 30 amp service I wouldn't pay for 50 amp when I won't be using it. At all the sites I've stayed at 50 amp service cost more than 30 amp.
It is interesting that different areas of the country are different for charges. We have never had to pay extra for 50A but it seems the trend is going toward extra charges for anything they can for anything..... esp at the chains........

As others have stated all campgrounds have different layouts..... have needed extensions for water, power, sewer and adapters. Just do not know til ya get there........ nicer to be prepared.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:56 AM   #16
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We stay at a campground that only has 50 amp service. They will rent or sell a dogbone if your trailer doesn't have 50 amp. So as stated by Youroo not all campgrounds have 30 & 50 amp service.
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:35 AM   #17
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I always just about plug into the 50 amp with a dog bone, The only reason is that the 50 amp plug in most cases is in better condition for some reason. I have always been asked if I need 30 or 50 but never remember being an extra charge. I only remember 1 CG that had all 30 amp. Still there was a lot of big 50 amp motor homes in there. Never heard any complaints from any of them. I guess you just use 1 A/C instead of 2. I really don't know is that about the only difference?
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Youroo, did you take this picture? It looks like Illini Forest Preserve in Hampton Illinois. I have camped there several times (a great CG on the Mississippi river) and have seen this spot too.
Yes it was! Nice central location for this area,we will return! Youroo!!
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In our case it is a state park in northern Idaho and I believe the $3 up charge is more for the sewer than the 50 amp service. This one campsite has a great view of one of the prettier lakes in the continental US and with my state park and senior discounts it is only $23 per night. Well worth the money.
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It is interesting that different areas of the country are different for charges. We have never had to pay extra for 50A but it seems the trend is going toward extra charges for anything they can for anything..... esp at the chains........
I would expect to pay a few extra bucks for 50A, since you plan on using more electric and running their bill up higher. Also, 50A sites are usually larger too
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