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Old 07-18-2018, 02:05 PM   #1
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50 amp camper on a 30 amp site

I have a question being absolutely new to campers. We just purchased a larger camper with no intentions of towing it. We chose a park and my wife fell in love with a site that currently has only a 30 amp service but we have a 50 amp camper. Neither one of us is big on AC so if we simply left the breaker for AC off should we be good to go with a 30 amp site? Our camper does have a full sized fridge.

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Old 07-18-2018, 02:23 PM   #2
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You can get away with 1 AC and the fridge, microwave at a 30 amp site. We use all of that on ours and its only 30 amps.

If you don't use the AC, you will have no problems with everything else.

If you want to run the AC, the only thing that may take you over the top, with everything running, is the water heater. Ours is gas only.

If your staying at that site and it also has a standard 15 amp outlet, you may be able to use that for 1 high draw item.

An electrician can seperate the water heater from the system, to its own cord, for plugging in next to the 30 amp outlet. Make sure management allows it.

The make adaptors that split the 50 plug so it can be plugged into a 30 and the 15 amp outlet, but they do not work If the 15 amp outlet is a GFCI type, and most are, now days.

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Old 07-18-2018, 02:40 PM   #3
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A rule of thumb is 1 A/C means 30amp, 2 A/C units mean 50amp.

If you do not plan to use any A/C you guys will be good. You can even use 1 A/C unit if you want.
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30A provides 3600W of power

Easily run everything in your trailer IF not using A/C

What trailer is it.....Year/Brand/Model???
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:35 AM   #5
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30A provides 3600W of power

Easily run everything in your trailer IF not using A/C

What trailer is it.....Year/Brand/Model???
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