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Old 07-15-2016, 06:08 PM   #1
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Hey you National and state park campers! What do you do with 20 amp service?

My Roo has 30 amp service and the power cords & surge protector for it. How do I use the power for 20 amp? They have 50 amp there but not so many. I thought people adapted for 50 amp, but my surge protector is 30 amp. Do I just not use it?


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Old 07-15-2016, 06:17 PM   #2
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Get a 20 amp male to 30 amp female adapter.

Then you manage your power.

Do a web search for "rv appliance amp chart" and print or save it on your phone. Then add up the amps of your stuff. You have 20 to use in theory. Some trial and error is involved. Run what you can on gas and save those amps, fridge and water heater.
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:51 PM   #3
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I have to find an adapter quick. I don't remember seeing one before. Do you know where to look?


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I have to find an adapter quick. I don't remember seeing one before. Do you know where to look?


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walmart, lowes, menards, home depot...one of them will have it.

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Old 07-15-2016, 07:12 PM   #5
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I have a bunch of old adapters I used to use at home with extension cords. Is a household extension cord 20 amp, maybe?


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Old 07-15-2016, 07:30 PM   #6
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They're 15 amp cords, if it fits the plug, is it ok to use in the 20amp park?


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Old 07-15-2016, 07:31 PM   #7
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Don't have an Ace anywhere near. I could ask at my hardware around the corner though. Thanks!


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My Roo has 30 amp service and the power cords & surge protector for it. How do I use the power for 20 amp? They have 50 amp there but not so many. I thought people adapted for 50 amp, but my surge protector is 30 amp. Do I just not use it?
As stated...30 to 15 adapter from Wal Mart for a few bucks. You said they have a few 50A (most places I've been to that have 50 also have a 30 on the same pedestal). You CAN go from 30 to 50..your trailer breaker will be 30A so you won't overload it but, like I said, if you have access to a 50, you probably have access to a 30. The adapter will work with your surge protector without issue if you ever have to go that route.

In any case, I'd go invest in a heavy duty extension cord in case you do have to run on 15A. Smaller gauge will possibly heat up a little more than you'd like.
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:16 PM   #9
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I have that to plug in my driveway. I'm trying to make sure I can use 20 amp. I have a heavyier outdoor extension, 13 amp, and the camper adapter that goes from 30 amp to the extension cord. Can I just plug that into the pedestal, the plug into that or is 20 amp a bigger plug?


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If at all possible get a 50 amp male to 30 amp female adapter if 50 amp service is available, otherwise you need a heavy duty 20 amp 12 gauge extension cord
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