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Old 05-14-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever gotten into a park where they had 50 amp service and your rig is 30 amp?
I think there is an adapter for situations like that isn't there?
Most of the new rigs are coming with 50 amp now, and the parks are changing over to accommodate them, so I was thinking that might be a good thing to have with. I found this on Amazon. Is this what would do the job?
http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-14315-1-5-Foot-Pigtail-Connector/dp/B003YDY7YK/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1305422078&sr=1-13



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Old 05-14-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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Lloyd, I had one of those when we owned the Cruiser. I never had to use it but wanted to have it with us just in case.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:46 PM   #3
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Thanks. I think I will feel better with one in the tool box.



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Old 05-14-2011, 04:06 PM   #4
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Called a Dog Bone and can pick them up at Camping World of other RV dealers. I have seen them at Wal Mart before cost about $12 to $16 . Used mine several times.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:23 AM   #5
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Lloyd I have one and have used it several times. Has come in real handy

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Old 05-15-2011, 01:37 AM   #6
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I have one for that just in case situation.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:54 AM   #7
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It's in the tool box if I ever need it, along with the 20 amp adapter.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:19 AM   #8
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Is there an easy way to go from 50 amp service to 20 amp?Until this year I used the regular 50 amp chord with a 50/30 amp dog leg plugged into that. Then Iplugged a 30/20 adapter extension into the 30 amp adapter and used a 20 amp extension chord from the house. Pretty standard set up, and a lot easier than I can describe it.



We just had the second A/C/Heat Pump installed in the bedroom so, as soon as I get dry enough conditions, (10 days!?!?), I'm going to run a 50 amp service from the house to the driveway, so I won't have to worry about adapters anymore. (I ran the a/c off of my generator if needed at home before this.)



What I'd like to add to everything is a 50/20 amp adapter for places where I want to set up but can't run the generator. (A couple of relative's homes, where we can fit in the driveway for an overnighter for example.) But, the only 50/20 adapter I've found thus far is $100.00!!. Sure, I can use what I have, but on cold mornings, that 50 amp line is all but impossible to loop. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:51 PM   #9
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I am also considering installing a 2nd A/C unit ,( 2008 mk33 w/ 30 amp service). Can you give me some idea of what to expect? IE---price, install cost, extra parts that were not expected, any other tips or observations will be very much appreciated.

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Old 03-25-2012, 12:23 PM   #10
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Did you add the second a/c?
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:51 AM   #11
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no I did not, I would have had to improve my 4000w generator to a 5500 or 7000w. We do over 50% of our camping w/o any hook-ups, and the cost of generators was too much to handle at this time. Maybe later.



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Old 03-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #12
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We have two and if the 50a circuit is not available use the one in the living area during the day and the one in the bedroom at night.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #13
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Conntek makes a 50 Amp female x 15 Amp male (14422 RV Pigtail) that you could use to power the frig, TV, converter. A little pricey at $54.95 on Amazon,but about the cheapest I found anywhere.
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Guess I was lucky. My dealer included the adapters when he sold me my rig.



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Me too LOL I got a brand new 3 year old never used BUT won't be without just in case

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Did you have the second a/c installed at time of purchase or was it an aftermarket installation?
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:34 AM   #17
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Home Depot has a 50 to 20amp adapter on their web site for around $8. Says it is web only not in stores.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:47 PM   #18
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50 amp to 20 amp adapter for $8 ??? can you post the item/part number please? I need to get a spare....
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$8 Homedepot 30amp to 20amp <a href="http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100128920/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&amp;langId=-1&amp;keyword=rv+adapter&amp;storeId=10051%20$" target="_blank">http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...;storeId=10051



</A>$8 Homedepot 50amp to 20amp http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202714804/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&amp;langId=-1&amp;keyword=Connecticut+Electric+50+Amp+Adapts+t o+20+Amp&amp;storeId=10051



$8 Homedepot 50amp to 30amp http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202714807/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&amp;langId=-1&amp;keyword=Connecticut+Electric+50+Amp+Adapts+t o+30+Amp&amp;storeId=10051Edited by: danskool
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:44 AM   #20
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Big difference between the Connectek and the Home Depot. The Connectek plugs into the RV and eliminates the 50A cord and allows use of a 15A extension cord. With the HD version you still have to lug around that huge 50A cord. I have 2 of the Connectek's, one that goes to a 30A RV plug and the other goes to a regular 15A. I use the 15A at the house when all I want to do is keep the fridge going and the battery charged. The 30A RV is for when we go out and don't need both AC's or a campground with only 30A service. I have a 30' 30A RV extension cord which is a lot easier to haul around (left over from the last TT).



My electrical tub is filling up, stock 50A cord, 50A extension cord, 30A extension cord, 15A extension cord. And adapters to about any way I want to go.
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