Originally Posted by stanjoh
I am planning a trip to the North Rim and the camp ground only offers 30 AMP power. Is it safe to use an adapter to convert my 50 AMP plug to a 30 AMP receptacle? I have been told it is fine as long as I don't run both A/C units. I have a 2018 Silverback 29 IK and don't want to ruin anything.
Got the about the same model you do, I run this thing off 30 amps all the time. I run it out in my barn, down on the road that goes over the dam where I park it and just got back from Houston where for 2 days I ran the AC (only one, which was enough) then a front came thru and I ran the electric fireplace heat on high for 2 days and the whole time my hot water was heated with electric. Got the full size home fridge running day n night.
Fuses blown> "0"
Not sure how many legs my adaptor has but it works in RV parks and it works off my 110 extension on my Cedar Creek, Jayco, and Arctic Fox.
Bought the adaptor at Camping world several years back, have 2 and I have never had an issue till my AC unit got old on My Arctic Fox and would not start. After buying a half dozen or so EZ start, SOFTE start, Fast Start, Quick starts and who knows how many I bought and NONE of them would start that 8 year old AC unit that blew ice cold air.
Finally I called the mfg and asked why! Why? Well its 8 years old that's why!!!
Anyhow I am an engineer (retired) and it gnawed at me as to why I could not get my AC unit to start except at an AV park with full fu manchu juice, would not start off my genset or anything else but at an RV park. So I would wake up in the middle of the night and think on it (really, it's an engineer thing, you may not understand).
Then one am about 0330 I tried this: Shut everything down, switch over to battery power and hit the AC switch, BINGO it started. The I fired up my 2500 Genset and flipped the main switch over to gen power...AC keep running and put ing out cold air. Then I pulled into my adaptor and my adaptor into my 110 v in the barn. AC kept running and putting out cold air.
It was a hot summer night here in S Tx and I fell asleep with it running and wife woke me up at about 6:30 wanting to know what in the hell was I doing sleeping out in the barn in the RV and how did I get the AC to work?
There you have it, skip the meters and other stuff, go buy an adaptor, you can ask the clerk how many legs it has but he won't know and prob not care. Move on down the road like I have for the past 20 or so years adapting when I need to and never having an issue...the place I stayed at in Houston, LOL, $25 bucks and they told me to go out there and keep plugging until I found a hot socket.
With luck found one, and due to the standing water and mud I was the ONLY RV in the park for the whole time we were there
Don't worry, be happy...