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Old 05-08-2015, 10:28 AM   #11
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I've stayed at several campsites that had only a single 50 A service and a 20 A service on the pedestal. A pigtail will ensure your hookup should only 50 A sites be available.

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Old 05-09-2015, 11:41 AM   #12
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Boy, that looks dumb unless your sharing the box with two camp sites.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:16 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by mr dually View Post
Usually there will be a 30amp plug right next to the 50 Amp as well as a 15/20amp.

I have never seen a 50 amp only but if that's the case you can use an adapter. I carry one just in case the 30 amp plug is IFFY.

X2 I carry a 30 and 15 as well as 100 ft of heavy duty electrical cord just in case

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Old 06-22-2015, 11:37 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by elind View Post
Boy, that looks dumb unless your sharing the box with two camp sites.
Those duplex boxes are very common.

Can be used by either 50A or 30A rigs.


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Old 06-23-2015, 12:02 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by RSchleder View Post
As long as you understand you'll have 40% less amperage capacity, all will be well.
RSchleder, in actuality a 50 amp service is a 50 amp 120/240 volt split phase service. What this means is you have TWO legs of 120 volt power, EACH at 50 amps, for a total of 100 amps. So you have a lot bigger difference than just 50 to 30. This is often times confusing.

If you will notice in the pic below, a 50 amp service has a double pole breaker, that controls TWO 50 amp legs....while a 30 amp service has a single pole breaker controlling ONE 30 amp leg.

A 30 amp service at 120 volts = 3600 watts

A 50 amp service at 120 volts = 12000 watts ( 2 legs at 6000 watts each)

Better reading below than my probable more confusing explanation:

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Electrical Tutorial - Chapter 3 - 30 Amp versus 50 Amp

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