November 1, 2016
In terms of providing comfort, safety, health and recreation, the electrical system of your recreational vehicle is of paramount importance.
Almost all camping vehicles with their own electrical systems will use the power at 30 amps or at 50.To distinguish which is which, take a look at the power cord plug. 4 prongs in the plug denotes 50 amps, 3 prongs is the setup for 30.
In terms of plugging in your unit, a look at the receptacles will show they match, of course, the 4-prong/50 amp, 3-prong/30 amp configuration. You will also see 2 “normal” looking receptacles, which will be either 20 or 15 amps.
When you are running at 50 amps for your primary RV power, each and every single electrical device in your vehicle, including 2 air conditioners, can all be working simultaneously. However, in the case of a 30-amp system, it is best to lighten the power load by running only 1 air con, and half or less of your appliances at once.
All of our campgrounds have both 50- and 30-amp pedestals. As the owner of a 50-amp RV, please reserve a 50-amp campsite. Following this protocol results in lengthening the service of the electrical devices in your camper. In addition, this will let other campers who have 30-amp RVs more likelihood of finding a 30-amp hookup, as well as maintaining the reliability of the campground’s electrical grid.
On occasional, those of you who run 50-amps in your Recreational Vehicle will have no other choice than to reserve a campsite with only 30 amp hookups.This occurs due to the unavailability of any 50 amp sites. For the benefit of your own equipment, the other campers and then campground, please limit your usage to that recommended for a 30 amp RV; that is, one air conditioner at a time, and only half the appliances. This will prevent an overload on your camper’s system as well as that of everyone else.
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