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Old 07-02-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I've made reservations at a Michigan state park on a site that has 50amp service. My 5er has a 30amp power connection. Am I okay to just buy a 50 to 30 adapter from Camping World or is there something altogether different that I should be worrying about?

Thanks (still a newbie with a 5er!).
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Hi all,
I've made reservations at a Michigan state park on a site that has 50amp service. My 5er has a 30amp power connection. Am I okay to just buy a 50 to 30 adapter from Camping World or is there something altogether different that I should be worrying about?

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Get a 50 to 30amp adapter, often called a "dog-bone" adapter. It'll work fine. Something you really need is a vpltage meter to keep track of the power in your RV. During the summer months a lot of parks run pretty low on voltage and it can harm your A/C. Most will not operate much below 108 volts.

If you get into a low voltage problem, turn your frig from AC power to propane and it will help. Same for you water heater if it is a gas/electric.

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My understanding is that the dogbones go the other way. If they say 50 amp service I would expect to find 50/30 and maybe even 20 amp outlets at the post. Thats been my experience.
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Hi folks,
Thanks for the replies. I had a "brainstorm" (at my age it's more of overcast and not storm) and called the state park. They told me that the post does have both a 50 and 30 amp connection.

I think I just saved myself $18 on an adapter!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rhoevinbt:
Hi folks,
Thanks for the replies. I had a "brainstorm" (at my age it's more of overcast and not storm) and called the state park. They told me that the post does have both a 50 and 30 amp connection.

I think I just saved myself $18 on an adapter! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Virtually all CG's that offer 50A service also have the lesser amperage receptacles in the service post outlet. It's still a good idea to carry the 50A to 30A adapter though. I've been at rodeo campgrounds( usually electric only) where there were several unused 50A receptacles but all 30A receptacles were in use.
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I love your closing line about being laidback and unruffled....oh if everyone could be that way!

I always say that "life is too short to be taken seriously!"

Enjoy your 4th!
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