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20, 30 & 50 amp eletric sites

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Camped plenty in a pop up growing up, but am now new to it with my family as an adult. Bringing home a 2000 Coachman Catalina Wednesday and have questions on the different levels of amp services at sites. What are the limitations with the lower amp sites in what they allow me to hook up and run? Thanks.

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The camper is rated to a certain maximum. 30amp is the average. 50amp is motorhomes or large campers like a big 5'r or large travel trailer.

20amp is most smaller campers like popups and other small ones.

Your camper will come with a plug that fits one size. They are all different. The 20 amp is a standard outlet. 30amp is a twist lock as is the 50amp but they are different. You can use an adapter on your cord to fit the different outlets. Most 30amp cords come with a standard outlet adapter.

Lower amp sites limit what you can run on your unit. The top power use things in a camper are the microwave and the A/C unit. Everything else in a standard RV can run on a 20amp service. With the A/C and a micro you need to make sure what they are rated for because undervotage of these can cause damage.

Unless you add a second A/C, a 30amp will do everything you need. on a 20, you can use anything, just not using everything at once.

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