Originally Posted by jamurrin
This is a bit more dangerous...I would only assume you have an internal circuit breaker to protect the wiring...but...plugging a 30 amp cord into a 50 amp outlet can possibly overload your service. If you pull 40 amps through a 30 amp plug for a long enough time, you will burn something up.
If you do this, just take care not to overload anything!
Things can always happen, but most likely won't. Plus the main breaker in a trailer is going to be the limiting factor, besides the fact that it's only setup to pull 30 amps. Heck on the other side of a 50 amp or 30 amp breaker there is usually 200 amps with a 200 amp breaker. (Some cg maybe more, or even 80 amp or 100 amp. My house plugs are 50, with 50 breaker on a 200amp panel.)
We always used 50 amp service with our last camper that was a 30 amp. We just used the 50-30 adapter, then surge protector and we never had a problem. Actually I think it was better because we had less strain on appliances because of being able to have 30 real amps at the breaker box, instead of less from a wore out 30 amp breaker and several connection.
Its all up to you, but it's actually safe.
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