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Old 04-04-2016, 02:55 PM   #11
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Our local Walmart carries both the 50a and 30a to 110v adapters. Surprisingly they carry quite a bit of RV supplies like waste hoses and electrical items. All name brands...but of course even name brands are usually made in China.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:44 PM   #12
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All of the above suggestions are valid provided there is no need to use the fifth-wheel A/C when parked at home. We often use our new fifth-wheel as a "guesthouse" when family members (mostly my wife's) visit, and so we have installed a standard RV-Park style 50 Amp Utility Outlet at the corner of our backyard driveway where we park. This gives us all the flexibility we need to run one or both AC's. We also carry a variety of adapters when camping so we can hook up to 30 amp or 20 amp outlets.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:48 PM   #13
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Rightly or wrongly, with my 50amp cord and a fifty-foot 10 or 12 gauge cord, I've ran my 15k A/C off of a 15amp garage outlet.

I wanted my EMS display and continually checked the cord ends for warmth/heat. And it ran quite well.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:50 PM   #14
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Conntek makes a 50A to 15A adapter. I use this at home all the time when I am getting ready to go camping. I can run the residential fridge and all the interior lights with it. You don't need to get out the bulky 50A cord at home. It works great for me. I also have the 50A to 30A and the 30A to 15A adapters as well.
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I also have this. Expensive, but not having to drag the 50A cord out to start the fridge the night before we leave and roll it up in the morning is worth it!

I have a 30A outlet on the house to plug in if needed to run the AC. Can't run both units, but given the roughly 80 feet of wire needed and the hassle of running 6ga I just went with 30A.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:45 PM   #15
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I would use a 12 gauge extension cord to prevent voltage drop
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BamaBob has a good point - cover your bases. And actually, you should be able to run one of the AC units with the adapter. On our old 30A RV, I kept it plugged in like that year round and ran the AC. The microwave is what what will typically kick the breaker, though. With the new RV, I went ahead and got a 50A service installed just for it.
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:24 AM   #17
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Good info from al. Thanks! Bought the 50 amp to 30 amp cord and will use the adapter to 15 amp.
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BamaBob has a good point - cover your bases. And actually, you should be able to run one of the AC units with the adapter. On our old 30A RV, I kept it plugged in like that year round and ran the AC. The microwave is what what will typically kick the breaker, though. With the new RV, I went ahead and got a 50A service installed just for it.
Just curious, I'm looking to install a dedicated 50 amp circuit, how much did you pay to have it installed?
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Just curious, I'm looking to install a dedicated 50 amp circuit, how much did you pay to have it installed?
I can tell you what the material cost as I did the install.
Home Depot & Lowes sell the 50a RV outlet box for $30
The 6/3 Rxwg (40') a Siemens 2P50a breaker and misc fittings and staples cost me $80.

My guess would be a licensed electrician would probably charge around $300 maybe more if they needed to pull a permit.
If it's a easy install (as mine was) it took less than a hour.
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Sorry - can't tell you what it would cost. I had one of my large subcontractors send a fellow out to do it and they wouldn't let me pay them when they were done. Guess the $100,000,000 of subcontracts they did for me helped. I would guess about $350 or so but strictly a guess.
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