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Galvinized

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Posted: 07/05/20 08:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed 30amp service on my barn for the purpose of running my travel trailer electric system with A/C. It serves as a bunk house for boys and visitors. It works great.

This weekend I will have a second RV, Class C with 30 amp connectivity actually, at our place and it will be a hot week. We would like to hook up both the Class C and my TT to the single 30amp receptacle.

I assume the purpose of a 30amp Y splitter is to run two RV's out of one outlet 30am receptacle? Anyone use these before?

Thanks for your insights and experiences.


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Posted: 07/05/20 08:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My AC will trip a 15 amp breaker. If you have two RVs both running an AC, that will most likely trip the 30 amp breaker. And you sure couldn’t run anything else.

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Posted: 07/05/20 08:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ill agree, and never seen a 30 amp splitter. Its probably a 12 2 wire. If you need 2 acs maybe run a heavy duty cord to another outlet.


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Here ya go...

LeisureCords 24" RV Y Adapter Cord 30 Amp Male Plug to Two 30 Amp Female


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Posted: 07/05/20 09:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have not used one. However for best results running two air conditioners set the water and fridge on propane for both RVs. No microwave, hair drier or coffee pot if the air is running.


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You can add a Y adapter. But there's no way the two RV's will be able to run the AC at the same time.


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I had friends visit a few years back. They stayed in the yard and plugged into a 15 amp outlet approx. 50 feet away. I told them to be careful with their electrical usage because of it. Well, it got hot out enough they needed to use the air conditioner. After they left I noticed my outdoor portch light had stopped working so I took things apart and using that outlet with such heavy current draw melted the connections to the light enough to stop it working.

Even with a 30 amp outlet there will be very high current draw using 2 air conditioners and will likey melt some wires if not cause a fire. I was lucky as my outlet did not cause a fire but it was too close for comfort. Be very careful.

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Thanks all. You helped confirmed what I thought. The 30amp on the barn is great for my travel trailer, but looks like we will have to borrow or buy a gennie for the second one this weekend. Better safe than sorry. Happy camping.

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Posted: 07/06/20 06:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A splitter doesn't double the amperage capability of the outlet.

Assuming the barn is on one circuit built for 30amp, yeah, a gennie is the realistic option.

Now if you have a second independent circuit with it's own breaker, you could always have them plug into that. If they aren't far from the outlet, a 20amp outlet should be enough to run the aircon.


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I tried the 20A outlet. But I have to use a 12ga 50' extension cord with an adaptor of course and it felt warm in the shade at the connection. That is my emergency backup plan to run it on a limited basis if I can't get a gennie. Thanks again.

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