Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class C Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-02-2015, 08:40 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
2014-319DSF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 12
Question Using 50 amp service for 30 amp MH

Hello all and Happy New Year,

My question is sorta 2 fold. I have booked a site that is 50 amp only at a campground. For some reason, many of their premium sites were 50 amp only. I have read that you can get an adapter (dogear connector) to plug into the 50 amp receptacle. So I went ahead and purchased an adapter. Here are my 2 questions.

1) Is there any harm in doing this. Theoretically I should not draw more than 30 amps regardless.

2) The bigger question is I have a 30 amp surge protector. Can this be used in-line with the 50 amp adapter? I really don't want to purchase a 50 amp surge since I would never really use it and if the surge is higher than 30 amp, the surge should trip.


thank you for any and all input.

Thoughts?
__________________

__________________
2014-319DSF is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-02-2015, 11:38 AM   #2
RRR
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 352
1) No
2) Yes
__________________

__________________
RRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 11:59 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 8,517
RRR is spot on!

However, some RV Resorts that offer only 50 amp service on their pedestals will rent you a 50 to 30 amp adapter FREE to those RVer's with 30 amp coaches. Then you return it to the office upon leaving. If you forget to return it then you bought it.

One in particular is Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort in Flagler Beach FL.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
__________________
Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 12:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 416
X2 your good to go,
__________________
2001 Horizon 2004 jeep GC
autofish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 06:25 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,799
Question 1) Is there any harm in doing this. Theoretically I should not draw more than 30 amps regardless.

Answer 1)The main breaker in your RV will limit you to 30 amps, Not only is there no harm (Well there is a very small (I mean microscopic small) chance of harm but frankly I do not see it happening outside of a lab. And this is the field I studied).

The adapter takes care of the differences between 30 and 50 amp.. The biggest difference is this,, usually if you try to draw 30 amps or more the park breaker trips, not the one in your RV, so you have to go out and re-set it in the rain (of course).. With a 50 amp outlet and dogbone it will be the INDOOR breaker that trips, you do not get wet. That is the only major differnce, Secondary difference, 50 amp outlets are USUALLY in better condition than 30's so you get cleaner power.

Question 2) The bigger question is I have a 30 amp surge protector. Can this be used in-line with the 50 amp adapter? I really don't want to purchase a 50 amp surge since I would never really use it and if the surge is higher than 30 amp, the surge should trip.

Answer 2) Will work just fine, there is no problem plugging a 30 amp protector into 50 outlet via an adapter, since the adapter does all the work BEFORE the protector..Will work fine, Done it myself back when I had only a 30 amp protector.
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 09:05 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
2014-319DSF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 12
Thank you all for the replies. That is what I was hoping to hear.

Happy Travels
__________________

__________________
2014-319DSF is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
service



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Storing w/ 50 amp service Ron & Kerrie Newmar Owner's Forum 27 12-28-2014 05:40 PM
RV Service in Texas... and more Statgeek iRV2.com General Discussion 15 08-20-2014 05:35 PM
All Electric Bus on 30 Amp Service? Sammie Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 9 07-07-2014 09:06 AM
House amp gauge only displays #'s on 30 amp. Tomtall Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 16 06-24-2014 10:11 PM
20 amp service question............ Fred420 Class A Motorhome Discussions 13 09-19-2013 07:49 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.