It sure beats the extension cord under the garage door any day. In fact I believe I shall nap again before work this afternoon - thank you all again!
I hope to have this done immediately. I hired a licensed electrician to do the wiring but had to download the proper wiring and receptacle for him. He thought it would be a connection. I also calculated the wire size for the foot distance.
He apparently thought if the wire ampacity was okay then length didn't matter. I have a 30 amp motor home and considered installing 50 amp service but the cost was higher than I wanted to pay.
I put in two boxes so had more wires to run. My friends that come visit can use a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter if necessary. I used an 8 foot pressure treated 4X4 and set about 3 feet in the ground for the boxes at the RV sites. I also trenched about feet to the sewer clean out in the back yard and buried a 1 inch PVC pipe from the RV sites close to it.
At each end there is an in ground valve box with a female hose fitting. That way I can dump the tanks using a macerator. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Sign up for a new account in our community. Already have an account? Posted September 23, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. If 30 amp, you will need one hot, one neutral and one ground.
If 50 amp, you will need two hots out of phase , one neutral and ground. Wire gauge depends on which amperage and length of run. Obviously, it must be wired correctly! I'd better get to doing some shopping! Posted September 24, Your 30 amp can be plugged into the 30 amp outlet without an adapter, and you can run a heavy duty extension cord into the rv on the 20 amp outlet to use the watt heater that you mentioned plugged into that, be sure the extension cord is a 12 gauge. Run as much service as you can afford I started with a 30amp 5th wheel and ended up with a 50amp MH Now I need to plug in both I was lucky I set a CG box 50amp 30amp 20amp Ran a dedicated amp service to the box.
Posted October 1, Posted October 3, Posted October 4, Tom, I will disagree with you about pluging a 30 amp cord, with adapter, into a 50 outlet. Let me clarify Herman's comment.
I love all this interaction, thanks so much! Plug the house into the RV instead of plugging the RV into the house?! Not sure I understand how your coach is set up.
Thank you Sundancer, good point! Typically used for older dryers that do not have a ground leg and that require dual voltage: Frequently confused with the TT service with damaging consequences. Typically used for newer dryers that have a grounded plug and that require dual voltage: If you have an older dryer with a non-grounding plug that is, a 3-blade plug. This service can be used for your RV as long as you make an adapter. It is amp on each leg or amp total at volt. The amp volt 2 pole 3 wire RV service.
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