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I asked myself this question: What is the absolute minimum I need to know about my electrical system so I can run my appliances?
So let's start with the assumption that you will ALWAYS park where you can plug your rig into an electrical outlet. Every RV these days comes with a power cord meant to plug into a campground electrical pedestal like the one below.
The handles make it easier to disconnect and make this adapter worth the extra money in my opinion.
Your 50-amp cord plugs into the four-prong receptacle on the adapter and then the three-prong end of the adapter plugs into the 30 amp receptacle on the campground pedestal.
I was thinking about what I should cover in a "Basic RV Electrical" section.
Then it dawned on me that I would want it to be really, really basic.
If it is a large plug with four prongs, it is 50 amps.
Again, take a look at the power receptacles on the campground pedestal image above.
We like the "dogbone" style as well, but we prefer the more expensive type with handles, called a Power Grip on the right.
I have never been shy about telling you what I don't know. But I try to learn from others and then put that information in terms everyone can understand.
So the discussions below are my attempt to simplify what can be a very complicated system to comprehend.
Basically, you will have 50-amp potential, but your 30-amp main breaker in the RV should shut down if you try to use more than 30 amps. It's done all the time, but there are enough risks that OUR rule of thumb is to never plug into a power source rated higher than our rig. But we are on 30 amps at least 50 percent of the time and use our 50 to 30 amp adapter a lot. Now, with that said, if you are getting a rig for full-timing, it is our recommendation to get a 50 amp rig.
You will enjoy the peace of mind and ability to run all your appliances when you have 50 amps, and you can easily go down to 30 amps when necessary.