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Posted: 10/29/18 03:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

28' Class C with one AC. Came with a 30 Amp power cord. Have been to all parts of the US and most of Canada. I carry all of the adapters and have never missed having a 50 Amp power cord. It's not a big deal to turn off the AC for a few minutes to run the Microwave. Most of our camping in the south has been exploring the country and we spend most of out days exploring the area and are not in the MH during most of the days. Just our camping style.


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ol Bombero-JC wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

gmctoyman wrote:

Which would you choose ?


Before posting read your own words. Ask your self would "I" be able to answer my own question with the info "I" provided???




Since the OP ("gmctoyman") never bothered to reply (clarify/define) whether he meant an RV or an RV site......

Guess he's still asking - or answering - or?...[emoticon]..[emoticon]..[emoticon]..[emoticon]

Nice plethora of replies though.

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Kinda funny but that’s how these threads morph.


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Mich F wrote:

2oldman wrote:

ol Bombero-JC wrote:

Since the OP ("gmctoyman") never bothered to reply (clarify/define) whether he meant an RV or an RV site...
Doesn't appear he's coming back.

In all fairness to the OP, it is just over 24 hours since he started this thread. [emoticon]


It’s funny there are so many answeres to a question no one really knows whar he really is asking.

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Edd505 wrote:

If you are anywhere it gets hot 50 amp is a must for two A/C's. I can always use a 30amp site with an adapter but your still limited to 1 A/C & not the micro wave at the same time.


Well, dang! I guess I been doing it wrong all these years!
Our coach (see sig.) is 30 amp. We run both air conditioners quite frequently, especially at home when company is coming. In fact, we run both A/Cs using a 50 foot 30 amp extension cord (OMG!!). We even run the microwave while the A/Cs are running. However, we can not run the microwave and the electric water heater element at the same time, we must select one or the other.
It works fine for us...


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I personally find this discussion amusing.

In the early 70's, I worked for a company called Thetford. (Have you heard of them?) This was the time when the GMC coaches were being introduced. They were all built as 50A. (Nema 14-50 plug, but most have a dual 40A main breaker.) The talk in the business was that the RV world would soon all be 50A. In the later production, they were all built with 2 roof ACs, electric hot water, a microwave (without any gas oven at all) and electric refrigeration. That was all the talk.

That was all of 45years ago. The newest of these turned 40 this year.

We like to have at least 15amp (two parallel blades is 15, one blade the other way is 20) so I don't have to worry about the battery overnight. If we are both running computers, this can be a problem.

But, we in a private campground because DW wanted a bigger shower to wash her hair, and the neighbor that arrived with a 40+ coach and went on a 50amp post and then ran an extension cord to the 15amp duplex to run something in the coach.

Good to see that the campgrounds have kept up with the technology.

I was amused.

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Sorry I didn’t sit here and watch the thread all day, but, being retired I have other things that I have to spend my time on...

I intended the question to address a 30A, or a 50A RV.


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gmctoyman wrote:

Sorry I didn’t sit here and watch the thread all day, but, being retired I have other things that I have to spend my time on...

I intended the question to address a 30A, or a 50A RV.


But some of us were sitting here all day trying to provide helpful answers.

FWIW, it was clear to we more perceptive ones, what you were asking.

So, which are you going to buy?


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gmctoyman wrote:

Sorry I didn’t sit here and watch the thread all day, but, being retired I have other things that I have to spend my time on....
Hey, no problem. Go back to whatever you were doing.

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2oldman wrote:

gmctoyman wrote:

Sorry I didn’t sit here and watch the thread all day, but, being retired I have other things that I have to spend my time on....
Hey, no problem. Go back to whatever you were doing.


Yup. It’s more fun to play the guessing game!

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badsix wrote:

RobWNY wrote:

Here's some food for thought. We have a 5th wheel with a 50 amp system. When we tried to make reservations at a KOA near Pittsburgh last summer, we were denied because they only had 30 Amp sites left when we were going to be in the Pittsburgh area. Even though we don't have a washer/dryer or a second air conditioner so there would be no extra draw than what a 30 Amp camper would pull, our camper is wired in case we were to add those things. We have a 30 Amp to 50 Amp dogbone to make the pedestal connection when necessary and explained all this to the campground owners, but they still would not let us book a site. From what I've been told, many KOA campgrounds are going to this policy and other campgrounds will likely follow this business model in the future.


One reason I was interested in this post, was that I had just inquired about a camp site. I asked if I could have a 50 amp site, my T/T is 30amp. I was told I could only have a 30amp site for my 30 amp T/T.
Jay D.


Maybe they want to save the 50 amps sites for those that need it?


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