Originally Posted by 4Gcampers
Seems like if most modern RV appliances are drawing so much power they would just outfit all motorhome and larger travel trailers for 50Amp. Seems pointless to have a class c that you can only run limited appliances on 30 amp.
I suppose that is true to some extent. In the 50s a 45 amp service was plenty for a home. By the 60s 100 amp services were common. Now a house with less than 200 amps is grossly underpowered.
Most well established campgrounds still only supply 30 amp service (though most of those are upgrading to 50 amps as quickly as they can afford it).
Being able to have the fireplace (1500 watts), 15K AC (2000 watts each), microwave (1500 watts), and all the entertainment equipment far exceeds the 3600 watt (30 amp) service commonly supplied.
Pointless or not, convincing small 30 amp service campgrounds to spend a few hundred thousand dollars upgrading all of their sites to 50 amps will take a long time, me thinks.
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