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Old 08-24-2015, 03:40 PM   #1
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30 AMP trailer/ 50 AMP CAMPSITE

Hi everyone,

As a " NEWBEE ", I still feel stupid asking this.... But here goes.

I recently bought a 1999 5th wheel RV. In reading the manual, It says that it has a 30 amp electrical panel. My question is ..... I have reserved a campsite at an RV park in Fort Myers, FL. this coming January, February, and March.
This campsite has 50 AMP SERVICE..... Can I plug into this 50amp service with my 30 amp trailer ?????????]

THANK YOU,
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Buy a 50 to 30 amp adapter or two.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:45 PM   #3
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I have seen most 50 amp sites also have 30 amp outlets in the panel.
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Old 08-24-2015, 04:26 PM   #4
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Yup, most all 50a also have 30a connector. I have never seen one that does not.

Else a dog bone adapter.
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Which CG will you be at? We're at Seminole Campground in North Fort Myers during that time frame. BTW, I would get a 50 to 30 amp dog bone adapter and plug into the 50 amp outlet. If the 30 amp outlet is worn out you may trip the CB at less than 30 amps.
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Here's a picture of the 50 to 30 amp adapter.

Camco RV 18" PowerGrip Dog-Bone Electrical Adapter - Walmart.com
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No u can't, without the adapter. 50 amp service without 30 we saw in Utah.
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I'm also a newbie and I've wondered the same thing, so we can be stupid together. The manual on my 2005 Winnebago Voyage 38J says to never plug into a 50A service. My thoughts were that if I pull too many amps, load shedding will take place or a breaker will trip.
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Hi everyone,

As a " NEWBEE ", I still feel stupid asking this.... But here goes.

I recently bought a 1999 5th wheel RV. In reading the manual, It says that it has a 30 amp electrical panel. My question is ..... I have reserved a campsite at an RV park in Fort Myers, FL. this coming January, February, and March.
This campsite has 50 AMP SERVICE..... Can I plug into this 50amp service with my 30 amp trailer ?????????]

THANK YOU,
Chris Anderson
In 9 years of full-timing, I have only seen 2 or 3 campgrounds that didn't have a 30-amp hookup available on the 50-amp sites. Give the campground a call. There's a good chance the 50-amp sites also have a 30-amp plug. If not, you can get an adapter for under $20.
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I'm also a newbie and I've wondered the same thing, so we can be stupid together. The manual on my 2005 Winnebago Voyage 38J says to never plug into a 50A service. My thoughts were that if I pull too many amps, load shedding will take place or a breaker will trip.
If your 05 Voyage is anything like my 06 Sunrise you may be able to "cheaply" rewire it for 50A service. Both the circuit breaker panel and transfer switch use jumper wires to go from 30A, 120V to 50A, 240V service. You need to add a new 50A entrance cable (easy) and a 50A rated cable from the transfer switch to the CB panel (harder). You can download your wiring diagrams from the Winnebago site to see if it is feasible. The change made our lives much more pleasant not worrying about running the MW, HW heater and AC all at the same time in Florida.
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Yup, most all 50a also have 30a connector. I have never seen one that does not.

Else a dog bone adapter.
They are a couple I have been at that only had 50a hook ups plus a 20a.
One in FL. and one in IL.

Most shore post do have a 50a, 30a, and 20a.
I have used my 50 to 30 adapter in many that the 30a trips easy.
They get old and after tripping a lot they get weaker.
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I'm also a newbie and I've wondered the same thing, so we can be stupid together. The manual on my 2005 Winnebago Voyage 38J says to never plug into a 50A service. My thoughts were that if I pull too many amps, load shedding will take place or a breaker will trip.

Try it, you will never do it again.
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Forest Grump - you are a bad, BAD man

but isn't that how we learn about most things, even when our parents said don't do that????
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I'm also a newbie and I've wondered the same thing, so we can be stupid together. The manual on my 2005 Winnebago Voyage 38J says to never plug into a 50A service. My thoughts were that if I pull too many amps, load shedding will take place or a breaker will trip.
Regardless of what service you plug into, the main breaker in your coach will limit you to 30A. If you plug into a 30A and try to pull more than 30, guess what...a breaker will trip! That's what they're for. The one hazard with plugging into a 50A is if you go across the two "hot" pins instead of a hot and a neutral, feeding 240V into your 120V system, or if you reverse hot and neutral (depending on how your rig is wired, that could cause a dead short). A commercial dogbone avoids both of those by design. A home brew adapter,maybe not so much depending on the expertise of the maker.


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