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Old 08-10-2016, 03:19 PM   #1
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Do I Need a 50M - 30F Cable?

New to Rving. Are their RV parks (sites) that only has 50A service? The 3 I have visited had both 30A and 50A so was curious if I need to purchase a 50M-30F adapter. Thanks.

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Old 08-10-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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I'd bet there are WAY more parks that only have 30A service than those that only have 50A or a combination.

With that said, the 50 amp is usually newer and a more reliable connection and I'll ALWAYS use it if available.

An adapter is a good thing to have regardless.

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Old 08-10-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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I'd get it to have it. It's way better to have the option on the off chance you need it.

My first trip was the 4th of July at a 30/50 amp campsite with 550 spots. The only place I could find, since I showed up on Friday was a 50 amp pull thru. No matter which way you turn the 30 amp plug it will not fit. I took a drive down to their store and no 50m-30f adapters (but they had a bunch the other way). They went in the back and fount 1 adapter, which was misplaced. Since it was 100 degrees out and my spot had no shade, this was a necessary item that I overlooked when buying accessories. My wife probably would have shot me if I came back empty handed.

Buy it and store it with all of the possible adapters you need. It saves the stress and the time out of a trip to procure one.
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Old 08-10-2016, 03:30 PM   #4
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The quick answer is yes.
I was just at a park (White's City RV outside of Carlsbad Caverns National Park) and they were all 50 amp.
I also camp hosted at a park that had 6 50 amp only spots.
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Old 08-10-2016, 03:49 PM   #5
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Thanks. I will get one. Thanks again and have a great day.
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:34 PM   #6
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Yes. It gives you options. I've stayed some places, where the 30Amp socket looked a bit iffy, so I used the 50Amp socket instead (with the adapter). I've also seen where the 30Amp breaker was weak (kept tripping when I knew I was running less than 30Amps and I had no wiring or ground issues) so had to use the 50, again.

It is always better to have options, than to be stuck.
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:52 PM   #7
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You will want to carry a 50 to 30 adapter and a 15 to 30 adapter to be flexible. I also learned to carry a 25 ft extension cord and an extra hose. The pedestal is not always conveniently located on the pad.

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