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Old 02-09-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Run on 30Amp @ Park w/ 50amp service?

Just got a 34TBOK w/ 50 amp but do not have the 2nd A/C and only 10 gal gas/electric water heater - do you have to run on 50 amp at the parks or are you OK to run on 30 amp since no 2nd A/C?
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
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Just got a 34TBOK w/ 50 amp but do not have the 2nd A/C and only 10 gal gas/electric water heater - do you have to run on 50 amp at the parks or are you OK to run on 30 amp since no 2nd A/C?
Your ok running a dog bone 50 to 30 amp adapter.
Normally the 50 amp service is for second a/c
You most likely have second a/c prep.


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Old 02-09-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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So if campground has 30 amp & 50 amp service - and the 30 amp spots are better - is it really OK to run on 30amp or will there be harm done to anything at all for the whole season?
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You would be fine. The amperage rating is just what is available, not what you are using. Without a 2nd AC, you should not use over 30 amps. If you somehow do, the breaker on the campground box would trip, no damage to your unit.
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So if campground has 30 amp & 50 amp service - and the 30 amp spots are better - is it really OK to run on 30amp or will there be harm done to anything at all for the whole season?
it is really ok .

And normally the extra 50 amp leg only runs the second a/c which you don't have.


good list to have .
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We ran our 50 AMP cord off a 30 AMP campground pedestal using a dogbone adapter all last summer without any problem. BTW we've got 2nd AC ready but no AC in the bedroom either.
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Hope I'm not hijacking thread. New owner of Rockwood 1905, maiden voyage this spring. With minimal use of heat & one A/C unit, microwave and given use of fridge, lights, stereo on shore power can we get by on 15 amp service or should we be looking at 30 amps?
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Oops, forgot to mention water heater & pump...
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Hope I'm not hijacking thread. New owner of Rockwood 1905, maiden voyage this spring. With minimal use of heat & one A/C unit, microwave and given use of fridge, lights, stereo on shore power can we get by on 15 amp service or should we be looking at 30 amps?
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Heat requires more than 15 amps since the heater alone pulls 15.5 amps.
The air conditioner also runs about 14-15 amps depending on size.

Forget the rest (stereo, TV, etc) if you only have 15 amps available.
Get the 30 amp site if you can.
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Thanks herk, that's what I thought. Got a lot to learn about this stuff.
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