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Posted: 06/25/19 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP is not asking about how to wire a receptical. OP stated he is moving and does not want to install one. OP simply asked if he could plug into a 15 amp circuit using a dogbone.


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It will work without a problem as long as you limit what you use. Although I would recommend installing at least a 30A RV outlet. At least then you can run everything (only 1 AC if you have 2)! That’s what I do and have no issues.


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RobWNY wrote:

I have a 50A to 15A Dogbone. You don't need two reducers. This is what I use. Your setup might be different but I'm sure you can find the right reducer for your rig. Click Here

I prefer THIS ONE. I like the 90 degree on the 15 amp side.

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I purchased the 50 to 30 in the event we come across a park where there is only 30 amp service available. Just ordered the 50 to 15 for the house.

Thanks for the input all!


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You probably won't have a problem doing what you suggest.

"I realize I will need to limit the load to under 15 amps."

The problem is that "EVERYONE ELSE" other than you who uses the RV needs to be aware of the 15 amp limit too. If they aren't, then you have created the possibility of having your dog bone adapters/extension cord(s) functioning as your circuit breaker which they are not designed to do.

When we were kids, we burned up my moms vacuum cleaner because we didn't know the limitations. Some how we managed to insert a 120 volt plug into an outlet that was wired for 220 volts. (it's a long story but we did it) That vacuum worked really good . . . . . for a few seconds. That's when the smoke started pouring out of it. My mom wanted a new vacuum anyway.

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Just because it is a 15 amp receptacle doesn't mean it is limited to 15 amps. I have seen many 15 amp receptacles wired with #12 wire and feed from a 20 amp circuit breaker, I did that in my garage and barn and everything else I wire up personally. 15 amp receptacles use to be cheaper than 20 amp and I can change the receptacle if I need 20 amp at that spot.


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