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Old 01-16-2013, 05:32 PM   #21
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Just turn off the fireplace while you're making coffee or getting ready. This is, after all, a camper, not the Marriott.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #22
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much less than 50amp service, or divorce,,,,AND the perfect cup of coffee....
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:50 PM   #23
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Turn your gas on the hot water heater & use it.............
We have 30 AMP service Often two women along (& three men) Coffee maker, microwave, AC, etc.... No firepalce but we have never tripped a breaker, or blown a fuse. We go to camp not stay at the Holiday Inn..................................

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #24
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To help on the campground breaker, use the 50 amp plug, use a 50-30amp adapter to plug trailer in. On the 30 amp plug at the pedestal you will have 3600 watts. If you use the 50 amp with the 30 amp adapter you will have 6000 watts ( on each leg but the adapter will only use 1 leg).
This may help a little on the inside as well, but the already mentioned ideas would solve it all

Ps- a 50-30 adapter can be found at walmart and other places for $15-25
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:31 PM   #25
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If you use a 50-30 amp adapter will not help. Your trailer is limited to 30amps. If you can fool your 30 amp breaker in the trailer not to trip you will be overloading your wiring in the trailer. This could result in a fire hazard.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:46 PM   #26
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If you use a 50-30 amp adapter will not help. Your trailer is limited to 30amps. If you can fool your 30 amp breaker in the trailer not to trip you will be overloading your wiring in the trailer. This could result in a fire hazard.
Heck lets just pull out the 30 main and put a 50 amp main in the power center it wont trip for awhile-ish



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Old 01-16-2013, 07:51 PM   #27
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I said the pedistal breaker.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #28
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I said the pedistal breaker.
Lol I knew what you meant!

I was just spouting off at the mouth!
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #29
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Heck lets just pull out the 30 main and put a 50 amp main in the power center it wont trip for awhile-ish



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humm...u may be on to something...change the cable to #6-2 w/ground...wire pedistal end with a 30amp plug then adapt to 50 amp...wouldn't want to wire a 50 amp plug because u wouldn't want to give the illusion that it was a normal 50amp service...
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:46 PM   #30
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Ok, ill explain it for all the ones thinking I'm some kind of idiot.

Say you have a 30 amp plug at your pedistal, with a breaker that actually trips at 30 amps(realisticaly it is less) and 120 volts ( also highly unlikely) =3600 watts. When you plug your shore cord in you will automaticly have a drop in available amps and or voltage from the contacts in and on the plug. Add at least 25' shore cord at a .032 voltage drop per foot ( thanks turbs) .032 x25'=.8 voltage drop- you are down too 119.2 minus drop in connetions. Then you also have the conection to you internal breaker box. So say you are are down to 115 volts at 30 amps ( again probably less) =3450watts. Every draw on power creates resistance and heat- thus a lesser than 30 amp load will still trip the breaker. The same resistance will also carry into the trailer- lesser available power will add extra stress to the appliances used inside and thus unduly trip an internal breaker.

Now since we don't live in a perfect world- your camp pedistal trips at 28 amps, only has 110 volts plus afore mentioned draws you are well below 3080 watts.
- if you use the 50-30 adapter you have a MUCH BETTER chance of using your electrical system to its full capacity. And less chance of burning things up from decreased power (ie. A/C units, microwaves etc.)
Of course with out standing infront if the pedistal or poking around in the trailer electrical with a dvom or other test equipment, you will never know.

Ok I'm done now!
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