30 amp electrical cord
We have a FunFinder X139. We have a normal outdoor extension cord, probably 15 amp, that we use for lawn equipment, Christmas lights, etc... We bought a 15 - 30 amp converter and hooked up the trailer to the house. No problems. We've never stayed in the trailer nor taken it out yet, but we have turned on lights, the fridge for a day test or so, and the A/C for a few minutes to test it.
When I called the local KOA tonight to ask them questions, the lady there said it was dangerous to use the smaller cords for RV's. She said you should have a 30 amp cord for RV's, and not use a smaller cord with a converter. Otherwise, it's a fire hazard. I went to WalMart tonight and bought the 30 amp cord.
1) Is she correct? Should we use the 30 amp cord when we're camping at a place with hookups? Vs. a smaller cord with converters?
2) At home, we only have the smaller 15 amp outlets in our garage. The typical electrical outlets with 3 prongs. Is it safe to use a normal 15 amp cord, with a converter on the RV end to convert to 30 amp, and use it when our trailer is in the driveway for lights, charging the battery, using the fridge, etc...? What about A/C? The hot season is coming, and I was hoping to use the trailer as a cool spare room. Is it dangerous to use the A/C in the trailer with a 15 amp cord? Everything works. I've used the fridge and A/C with the 15 amp cord, and didn't blow any fuses.
Was I just lucky?