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post Jun 3 2009, 09:45 AM
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[font=Comic Sans Ms]Hi everyone! I just talked my husband into buying a popup tent. We're brand spanking new to camping but I think my two girls will love it. Can anyone tell me what's the difference between 50amps vs 30amps (besides 20amps biggrin.gif )? Which is better any why?
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post Jan 21 2010, 06:21 AM
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This probably has nothing to do with the question of 30A-vs-50A service, but we have a 26' travel trailer which has the 30A service. I've noticed at many campgrounds, the 30A receptacle often looks charred or may even be damaged to where I am afraid to plug into it. I've heard that you can do damage to your trailers electrical system if the receptacle is bad. Don't know if that's true, but it does make sense. I've noticed most times the 50A receptacle looks new because it is not used as often. So, I ended up buying the 50A to 30A pigtail and use it if I feel the 30A receptacle might be damaged. It just gives me piece of mind.
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post Jan 21 2010, 09:34 AM
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This probably has nothing to do with the question of 30A-vs-50A service, but we have a 26' travel trailer which has the 30A service. I've noticed at many campgrounds, the 30A receptacle often looks charred or mayHi, if I may give you a suggestion, buy an electric power equalizer, they are some what pricy but it will protect all electronic system of the trailer.
Many years ago I bought one in the USA and I paid around $ 400, they might be cheaper now.. Good luck
even be damaged to where I am afraid to plug into it. I've heard that you can do damage to your trailers electrical system if the receptacle is bad. Don't know if that's true, but it does make sense. I've noticed most times the 50A receptacle looks new because it is not used as often. So, I ended up buying the 50A to 30A pigtail and use it if I feel the 30A receptacle might be damaged. It just gives me piece of mind.

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coacbcps   50amp Vs 30amp   Jun 3 2009, 09:45 AM
John Blue   In a pop up you will have 30 amps only. You need ...   Jun 3 2009, 06:53 PM
Denali   30 amp service supplies a total of 30 amps of 120 ...   Jun 4 2009, 11:01 AM
Texasrvers   John and Denali have given very good (albeit somew...   Jun 4 2009, 02:13 PM
westernrvparkowner   There is no difference between the the actual elec...   Jun 4 2009, 09:55 PM
coacbcps   Thanks everyone for the information, both technica...   Jun 5 2009, 07:50 AM
tompegm   I don't even know if anyone will read this it...   Aug 17 2009, 10:30 PM
pianotuna   Hi, I'd suggest looking at "load shedder...   Aug 18 2009, 12:55 AM
Denali   I don't even know if anyone will read this it...   Aug 18 2009, 02:34 PM
RLM   coachcps> The advise about getting plug adapter...   Jan 6 2010, 10:12 AM
cruzncajn   There is no difference between the the actual ele...   Dec 30 2009, 10:42 PM
cruzncajn   There is no difference between the the actual ele...   Dec 30 2009, 10:56 PM
Kirk   As an electrician, I will tell you that it isn...   Aug 22 2009, 01:37 PM
Galli   [font=Comic Sans Ms]Hi everyone! I just talke...   Jan 5 2010, 10:46 PM
pianotuna   Hi Galli, I also have a 30 amp service. What I di...   Jan 6 2010, 01:07 AM
popup   One note of caution. Consumer and standard Commerc...   Jan 6 2010, 11:55 AM
John Blue   popup, Good information and most people do not un...   Jan 8 2010, 09:40 PM
archbarb   This probably has nothing to do with the question ...   Jan 21 2010, 06:21 AM
Galli   This probably has nothing to do with the question...   Jan 21 2010, 09:34 AM


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