No, my RV only has a 30 amp service. My point is that power management is always a requirement in an 30 amp RV, so it is not that "big a deal" to manage on 20 amps instead of 30.
I have some innovative ways around the limitations, for example I have the ability to run my converter (and one added 120 volt outlet) on a separate shore power cord. In winter time that can move 15 amps of load *off* the OEM 30 amp service.
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You nailed it. Tent campsites are the ones that are 20Amp so I have no choice.
Thanks to all for helping with your suggestions.
I wonder how the camp site knows if you are only using the 20AMP service instead of the 30A service... I guess they have separate locations for the various sites. You may end up in a TENT group site and they wont let you camp there mixed in with tents... Would be a good question to ask I guess..
You shouldnt have any problems just be aware of what you have turned on... I was thinking I have seen you in some of the discussion of camping off the power grids. This would be a good test for doing that.
Get a voltage meter that plugs in one of your outlets. You'll need to watch it close with the A/C on. If the voltage drops below 107 you run the risk of damage to your items running on AC. I had a 20 AMP outlet on it's own breaker for years to the MH. We used about 40' of 30 AMP cord with a 20 AMP high quality dog bone at the outlet. I could run the converter, A/C and a TV with out the power going to low. The fridge and hot water heater were switched on gas. The built in lights are all 12 volt and power comes off the converter.
In your case in a camp ground power could be low to start with so you want to check it also the A/C will have to be turned off for the microwave to be used or any other 110 volt item that is plugged in other than the TV.
Jim- I have been going to our local state park which is big time mixed with tent camping an trailer camping with electric. Ive been wanting to asks them if I could park my trailer back there amoung the tent sites when I want to test out some new things camping off the power grid. I bet they wont let me do that either haha... This is at Westmoreland State park. They got one tent site way in the back sort of isoloated from all the others I really want to camp in that one too haha...
Im gonna have to ask now if I can park my off-road POPUP back there.
Westmoreland is only 25 miles from the house here.
I did notice your camping fees from standard sites and electric sites is much different than Westmoreland is. It is $20 here for standard sites and $27 for electric sites. The electric sites have both 30A and 20A receptacles.
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