Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-05-2018, 06:29 AM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 38
Two questions!

1. I've reserved a site in Florida for the winter ands it's a 50 amp site. I have a 2017 3051s with 30 amp. Is there anything I should be concerned with? Never hooked up to 50 before. I have the adapter.

2. The TV in the bedroom is a 12 volt unit and the picture is very dark. Never had a 12 before so I don't know if that's common or this particular TV. My RV is in the shop right now getting the frig replaced for a leak on ice maker and I can't remember the brand of TV.

Tomban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2018, 06:47 AM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: NEPA
Posts: 78
1) Most sites with a 50 amp plug also have a 30 amp. My TT is a 30 amp also but I've learned that as breakers age, they tend to trip at a lower amperage and breakers in outdoor panels tend to deteriorate quicker. I've been to campgrounds, connected to 30 amp plug and the shore power breaker kept tripping when A/C kicked in when my usage was only about 18 amps according to voltage monitor. So, whenever I'm at a site that has a 50 amp plug, I connect to that and let the breakers in my TT be the ones to trip if necessary. I have a hard wired power conditioner in my TT as well for added protection.

2) Most flat screen TVs are DC and the converter is either built into TV or its part of the cord. Identifiable by the "brick" in the middle of the power cord. A few have "wall warts" which is a term for the really big plug. If TV came with your camper, tell the dealer and try to find another TV on his lot to make a comparison. Hopefully it's just an adjustment needed in the settings of the TV.
"The answer may not lie at the bottom of a bottle of wine, but you should at least check." ― Unknown
Mmcglynn264 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2018, 07:56 AM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 76
About the tv. Ours is the same way, but it has to do with the tilt. If I stand up and am level with the tv itís fine. If weíre laying down on the bed, it is dark because the tilt is not enough. Iíve thought of adding something to it, but we donít watch it too much so itís not too much of a bother.
carol108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2018, 10:09 AM   #4
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 38

Never looked at the TV standing up, always turned it on after getting into bed. Don't watch it much either but set the sleep timer and fall asleep. Just curious about the 12 volt TVs. Thanks.
Tomban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2018, 10:27 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10,907
You might also check the TV's settings. There's usually a contrast and a brightness level adjustment.
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2018, 10:39 AM   #6
Senior Member
ben31's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Middle GA
Posts: 1,288
When I had a 30amp rig, I bought a 50amp adapter and usually used that. I had the same problems as Mmcglynn264 described. The 50amp outlets seemed to be used less, so weren't as worn. I usually had better luck with the 50amp outlets.
Ben and Doreen
Home Away From Home - 2017 PT Crusader 315RST
TV - 2016 Ram 3500 Laramie 4X4 6.7 Cummins Diesel
Never Enough Time Camping!!
ben31 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 AM.