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Old 05-26-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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How do I handle power?

So my little Boler has 15 AMP wiring and will be used to run the fridge and provide power to charge electronics (cell phone etc) at camp grounds. However, camp grounds seem to have 20, 30 or 50 amp sites. What will I need to get from what they provide to what I need?

An inverter/transformer/adapter???

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So my little Boler has 15 AMP wiring and will be used to run the fridge and provide power to charge electronics (cell phone etc) at camp grounds. However, camp grounds seem to have 20, 30 or 50 amp sites. What will I need to get from what they provide to what I need?

An inverter/transformer/adapter???

Thanks :-)
If the power cord on your trailer is 15 Amp, you just need a pigtail - 30 Amp Male to 15 Amp Female, like the one here:

30 Amp Male to 15 Amp Female RV Pigtail Power Adapter

Your trailer won't draw more than 15 Amps, regardless of the source power.

Most people have the opposite requirement - plugging a 30 Amp trailer power cord into a 15 Amp source. They use a pigtail as well, but it's a 30 Amp female to 15 amp male.
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Thank you !!

That was an easy solution!
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Your trailer' s 15 amp / 120 VAC straight blade male cord cap will fit in a standard /GFCI 120 VAC 15 or 20 amp receptacle .No adaptor required.
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Your trailer' s 15 amp / 120 VAC straight blade male cord cap will fit in a standard /GFCI 120 VAC 15 or 20 amp receptacle .No adaptor required.
True. I was just addressing how to connect to the 30 Amp receptacle. Most campgrounds have a 15 or 20 Amp socket along with the 30 or 50.
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