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LouLawrence

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Posted: 07/25/21 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are also adapters that will allow you to plug into 30 amp campground plugs (rarely available, but there are some) and use your 50 amp plug with that. You still don't have 50 amp service but you would have 30amp service on each leg (so nearly 60 amp if balanced properly).
50 amp cheater adapter
This generally will not work if you plug into a 30 and a 20 if the 20 amp circuit has a GFCI as it will usually trip immediately.

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Posted: 07/25/21 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wolfe10 wrote:

CA Traveler wrote:

I installed a separate circuit with 2x 20A plugs and with an extension cord can plug into a 20A pedestal plug along with the 30A pedestal plug. ie I have 30+20A available (3600+2400W) vs a 50A pedestal (12000W).

The extra circuit is primarly used for 2x ceramic heaters when it's cool.


Though there ARE some "work arounds" for those who are really electrically savvy, I don't see this as good advice for what the OP said:

"My kids, new to RVing.... "

A standard 30 amp male to 50 amp female is the "short answer".

I read that and provided additional information which is common on this board. They are free to ignore it.


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