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Old 05-03-2016, 05:43 PM   #1
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30amp Scamp at 50amp park

We are looking at camping at an RV park that lists a limited number of RV sites with 50amp service. Will this be an issue on with out camper only providing 30amp service? My guess is that we should not plug into 50amp service with 30amp service, but the next question is there an adapter to allow this type of connection?
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But most pedestals with a 50 amp receptacle will have a 30 amp also (so you might not need one of these), just not the other way around as often.

EDIT.. no worries at all about hooking up your 30 amp camper to 50 amp service. It will never draw more than 30 of the 50 amps available.
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Check your local Walmart in the camper section for an adapter at a great price.
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Check your local Walmart in the camper section for an adapter at a great price.
its a low demand item and you will be lucky to find one in stock at Walmart. I did however order one at Walmart online and had it shipped to store for free pickup. Never used it.
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Power Grip Adapter - 50A Male to 30A Female - Camco 55175 - Electrical Adapters - Camping World

But most pedestals with a 50 amp receptacle will have a 30 amp also (so you might not need one of these), just not the other way around as often.

EDIT.. no worries at all about hooking up your 30 amp camper to 50 amp service. It will never draw more than 30 of the 50 amps available.
Sorry, but we didn't have googly stuff when I was in high school. The internet was still only a dream of some techy geek in 1974. I thought I'd come here and ask the experts instead of Google. I'll check out our local RV supplier and I'll bet they have it since they have almost everything else.

Thanks for your advice and the comments from the other experts. I love this place.
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I found several different RV adaptors at Home Depot, at fair prices (unlike our Camping World).
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:24 AM   #7
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Most RV electrical service pedestal's with a 50 amp receptacle also have a 30 amp and 15 amp so you should not need anything. I do carry a 50 to 30 and a 15 to 30 but almost never need them.
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just email or call the park and ask if they have 30 plugs on their pedestal, as a rule if they have 50's , they will have the 30's and 15's as previously stated. however..........
I have seen some Mom and Pop campgrounds where this was not the case.

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Once or two I stopped at the campground(s) with 50 amp receptacle only. I carry both 50-to-30 and 20-to-30 adapters and used both.
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I have a 30 to 15 amp adapter and it supplies all the power my Scamp needs.

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Check with park manager as to whether that site has the typical 50, 30 and 15 outlets in the box. While that's normally the case, it isn't always. Stating that a particular site is 50 amp often just means it has the capability.

We've rarely run into a park that didn't have multiple amp outlets in the box. If it has 30, we use it, it not? We just run the 15 and stay within that limitation.
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