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Old 04-04-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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Question House adapter to 50 amp plug?

Is it OK to use adapters to hook up my 50 amp 5th wheel to an extension cord to a house outlet? I realize I cannot use the air conditioner , etc. Only want it for lights and slide out and refrigerator.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:26 AM   #2
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So you want to go 50AMP -> 110V? If so, yes, just buy an adapter (to cover all your bases, I would get a 50->30AMP & a 30AMP->110V dog bone, that way you will be prepared for all contingencies.)
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:31 AM   #3
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Yep, that's al I want to do. Just want to check things out to make sure. We are picking up a new Wildcat 323mk 5th wheel today. It'll be our first 50 amp RV. Thanks for your help!
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I have both 50A to 30A and a 30A to 15A dogbones. That covers about any situation I get into. Just be sure you get the male/female parts correct for what you need to do.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:14 PM   #5
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Yep, that's al I want to do. Just want to check things out to make sure. We are picking up a new Wildcat 323mk 5th wheel today. It'll be our first 50 amp RV. Thanks for your help!
A good dealer will throw those items in with the purchase.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:43 PM   #6
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50 amp to house 110

Simple answer is yes you can
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:44 PM   #7
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I carry the 50 to 30 and the 30 to 110v. When parked at home I plug the RV cord into the 50 to 30, and the 30 leg into the 30 to 110, and the 110v into an extension cord that reaches up to the house. One thing to note is that you should use a heavy-duty 110 extension cord because that cord gets hot.

Lastly, its not unusual to turn on too much stuff and have your home GFI pop and need a reset. Make sure you have the hotwater electric switch OFF. You new 5er should have all LED lights so lights aren't really an issue anymore (they were when incandescent was the norm).
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I wired in a 50 amp breaker into my garage electrical panel then ran correct wiring to a 50 amp weatherproof RV head unit outside.
then i run my 50 to 30 amp plug to operate the trailer if need be.
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Mixing wrong electrical terms. Just to be clearr, all voltage for trailers is 110 volts. The variable is the amperage. A 50 amp service has 2 legs of up to 50 amps each at 110 volts. A 30 amp service has one leg of up to 30 amps at 110 volts. A home outlet typically has up to 15 amps ar 110 volts. Plugging into power at your house in a typical home outlet should be called 15 amps.
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:49 PM   #10
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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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