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Old 03-04-2014, 04:49 AM   #11
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I'm a bit confused on the title of your thread. Were you using an adapter to plug a 30amp RV into a 50amp socket? As states previously, all 50 amp sockets are 220v. It does sound like the socket was possibly wired wrong. Your video and pictures would help.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:00 PM   #12
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I have always used a 50 amp male to 30 amp female adapter and plugged my 5th wheel into the 50 amp shore power. I understand how the 30 amp and 50 amp are wired, I am no electrician but I have wired a few things at my camp, my deer lease and at my shop at home. No 50 amp RV receptacle should put out 220, this one did because it was wired wrong. I have owned 3 campers over the course of several years and this is the first time this has happened. I know the receptacle was wired wrong, what I have an issue with is the owner came with his meter and said "yea it's not right but it is an easy fix" and when I started asking him how he will pay for the damage it went to it is a dual 50 and it's not my fault. Not a very good business man.
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I have always used a 50 amp male to 30 amp female adapter and plugged my 5th wheel into the 50 amp shore power. I understand how the 30 amp and 50 amp are wired, I am no electrician but I have wired a few things at my camp, my deer lease and at my shop at home. No 50 amp RV receptacle should put out 220, this one did because it was wired wrong. I have owned 3 campers over the course of several years and this is the first time this has happened. I know the receptacle was wired wrong, what I have an issue with is the owner came with his meter and said "yea it's not right but it is an easy fix" and when I started asking him how he will pay for the damage it went to it is a dual 50 and it's not my fault. Not a very good business man.
And as I said please go to the review section and post your review of his camp ground for all to see !!!!!!!!
You don't want a fellow frog having the same thing happen to them!
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Huh? Your 5er isn't 50A already? And if it's 30A why are you plugging into 50A?

Just wondering what the advantage is to what you're doing.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:27 PM   #15
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And as I said please go to the review section and post your review of his camp ground for all to see !!!!!!!!
You don't want a fellow frog having the same thing happen to them!
I will do it between sipping my ice cold Shiner Bock and stirring my pot of okra, sausage and tasso gumbo!
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Huh? Your 5er isn't 50A already? And if it's 30A why are you plugging into 50A?

Just wondering what the advantage is to what you're doing.
Don't know the exact # but 30 amp 110 gives you about 4 to 5000 watts, 50 amp 110 gives you about 10 to 12000 watts. I can pull a few more watts without faulty 30amp breakers tripping when the coffee pot and ac are on at the same time, which I am sure most have expierenced.I also have a friend that has his own private campground and all he has is 50 amp shore power. As long as it is wired for 110 all is good.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:41 PM   #17
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I have always used a 50 amp male to 30 amp female adapter and plugged my 5th wheel into the 50 amp shore power. I understand how the 30 amp and 50 amp are wired, I am no electrician but I have wired a few things at my camp, my deer lease and at my shop at home. No 50 amp RV receptacle should put out 220, this one did because it was wired wrong. I have owned 3 campers over the course of several years and this is the first time this has happened. I know the receptacle was wired wrong, what I have an issue with is the owner came with his meter and said "yea it's not right but it is an easy fix" and when I started asking him how he will pay for the damage it went to it is a dual 50 and it's not my fault. Not a very good business man.

In fact, EVERY 50 amp RV outlet should put out 220v, it just depends on which legs you are measuring across. NO 30 amp RV outlet is 220.
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Don't know the exact # but 30 amp 110 gives you about 4 to 5000 watts, 50 amp 110 gives you about 10 to 12000 watts. I can pull a few more watts without faulty 30amp breakers tripping when the coffee pot and ac are on at the same time, which I am sure most have expierenced.I also have a friend that has his own private campground and all he has is 50 amp shore power. As long as it is wired for 110 all is good.
Gotcha, and in fact it has happened to me before. Warming something in the microwave, coffee going and the AC tried to kick in. Oops, in the dark! I never thought about plugging into 50A actually.
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So sorry to hear about your misfortune! It definitely sounds like you have a case if it goes that far. I certainly hope it doesn't. We just bought our second RV and for the first 11 years, we never used a surge protector. Most of the time we dry camped, but occasionally had hook ups. When we bought this RV, I told the wife that as much as these things cost, a surge protector is cheap insurance. We bought this one from Amazon. Amazon.com: Progressive Industries SSP50 Smart Surge: Automotive . I really hope this all works out for you. Have you gotten a quote from your insurance company yet? Jerry.
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