RVing around town is a fun experience and is more memorable, especially if with the family. And “if you own a recreational vehicle that has a 50-amp electrical system and you’ve pulled into a campground where both 50- and 30-amp service are available, please pick the 50-amp service”, an advice from Jim Finch, Assistant Vice President/Technical Services of KOA.
“Hooking up a 50-amp vehicle to a 50-amp power pedestal whenever possible will help protect the long-term dependability of appliances in your rig”, Finch says. “Plus, making the 50-50 match will show consideration for fellow campers, allowing them to get an adequate electrical supply, and boost the reliability of the campground’s power system” he added.
However, if there is no other option but to go with the 30 amp, it’s fine, although you are limited to what you can use around your RV to avoid electrical overload. Also, it is more economical to go with the 50 amp, rather than the 30 amp that once strained will even cost more for repairs or parts replacement.
Here’s what Steve Roddy, a Master Certified RV Technician, can say on understanding the RV 50 amp and 30 amp:
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So, go with what will make your RVing experience more worthwhile and hassle-free.