Originally Posted by bethers1
thank you all so much for your advice. We will be sure to get adapters
One thing that may need to be pointed out, is that by having an adapter that will let you plug your 30 amp RV into a 50 amp outlet.... is that you may encounter a bad 30 amp outlet.
I have stayed in state campgrounds that had both 30/50 amp outlets at the pedestal. However, the 30 amp outlet was loose/wore and thus was a bad connection...which can overheat/burnout your stuff. I've also encountered some plain bad 30 amp outlets that kept tripping the circuit breaker.
By having the adapter, you can then just plug your 30 amp RV into the 50 amp outlet and carry on. The 50 amp outlets many times are not used near as much, thus aren't loose/wore/bad.
One more pointer. Always connect and disconnect your power cord from the pedestal with the pedestal circuit breaker(s) in the off position to keep from getting electrical arcing (which is a bad thing).
Only turn on the breakers after you have hooked up your cord. Turn them off, before you disconnect the cord.