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Old 11-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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30 amp conversion kit

Just noticed that Camping World has the 30 amp conversion kit on sale for $89-normally 129. This is the kit that makes your cord plug in to the trailer.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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You lost me converting to 30 amp service is more than a cord.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Maybe you could provide a link. I just looked at the Camping World site and couldn't find anything resembling something called a a 30 amp conversion kit.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:05 AM   #4
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It just converts an existing 30 amp cord to a plug for a 30 amp cord.

Maybe I'm still in the dark ages, but I still have the original 15 amp service!

I do, however, carry an adapter that allows my 15 amp cord to be plugged in to a 30 amp outlet...

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Francesca, the OP has a 16' Scamp although the year is not stated its a good bet it came set up with 30 amp.
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Francesca, the OP has a 16' Scamp although the year is not stated its a good bet it came set up with 30 amp.
I guess that would explain his interest in the kit he links to- he must want to "convert" to a plug in cord instead of the one supplied with the trailer.

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I guess that would explain his interest in the kit he links to- he must want to "convert" to a plug in cord instead of the one supplied with the trailer.Francesca
Possibly assuming he already has 30 amp. A lot of people have done this mod as it frees up hatch space where the stock 30 AMP cord feeds back into the trailer in the rear hatch and it avoids a dirty wet cord from having to be stored inside the hatch as well.
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Possibly assuming he already has 30 amp. A lot of people have done this mod as it frees up hatch space where the stock 30 AMP cord feeds back into the trailer in the rear hatch and it avoids a dirty wet cord from having to be stored inside the hatch as well.
So where do they store the dirty wet cord that's now loose???


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Possibly assuming he already has 30 amp. A lot of people have done this mod as it frees up hatch space where the stock 30 AMP cord feeds back into the trailer in the rear hatch and it avoids a dirty wet cord from having to be stored inside the hatch as well.

I avoid the dirty wet cord by wiping it down with a towel evey time I put it away. I also put a partition in that locker to keep the cord corralled.
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I like that mod except for the $. We would store it in the trailer's rear bumper box.

Because pulling out that cord is a little bit of a pain, we usually just pull it out enough to make a connection with a second cord that we do carry in the Bumper Box.
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My Scamp is a '98 and is 30amp. I did the conversion today-went pretty easy and It looks better than the old cord hole. I was going to add a duplex outlet on that side too, but it started getting cold-next project day! I have a small crate that will hold the cord and the hoses-fits on the floor in the closet.

Now if I can only get out on the road~
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So where do they store the dirty wet cord that's now loose??? Francesca
Well that's a good question? If I was to do that mod I know where I would mostly probable end up putting it or I should say leaving it - on the power pole or the ground where I last left it Thus the reason I have not done it and instead like others just use an old towel to wipe it off as I push it back into its home under the bench.
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I do, however, carry an adapter that allows my 15 amp cord to be plugged in to a 30 amp outlet...
Does this adapter have built in protection at 15A? I know there are some sold that do, which is a wise thing, as otherwise your cable rated at 15A would be fused at 30A. I have seen a couple that are direct without protection, kinda scary.

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Good idea.


Not so good of an idea.
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