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gjbmoore

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Posted: 11/17/09 01:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Currently I have a 27' TT that I plug into a 110 volt outlet in my garage. As you know, I can not run my air conditioner when preparing to go camping. I've searched the forum, but I can't find a good explaination on wiring a "50 Amp Shore Receptacle" on the outside of my home. I'm thinking of a 50 Amp just in case I buy my dream motorhome, and want to use the same receptacle.

Is there a link on this forum for such a task?

Thanks in advance.


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I don't know of a link but FWIW: We hired an electrician to come and install our 50 amp receptical for our RV pad and IMHO, it was well worth the money. Between all of the supplies needed for the job, increasing our house electrical service an extra 50 amps to a total of 250 amps incoming to the house, running the trencher to bury the electrical line, replanting the sod, and obtaining the proper permit's from the county, I figured one phone call to our electrician was worth the money.

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Posted: 11/17/09 02:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Also hired a pro, our main panel was full and had to add a sub panel. Whenever ready to sell we have state inspection sticker in place and know the job was done right.


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Posted: 11/17/09 02:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

http://www.myrv.us/electric/Pg/50amp_Service.htm


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gjbmoore wrote:

Currently I have a 27' TT that I plug into a 110 volt outlet in my garage. As you know, I can not run my air conditioner when preparing to go camping. I've searched the forum, but I can't find a good explaination on wiring a "50 Amp Shore Receptacle" on the outside of my home. I'm thinking of a 50 Amp just in case I buy my dream motorhome, and want to use the same receptacle.

Is there a link on this forum for such a task?

Thanks in advance.


4 wires Two 120 volt legs plus a ground and a neutral. You need a 220 volt dual breaker & a 50 amp 4 connector receptacle for the place to plug into. I had an opening in my panel,I also had a 40amp double so I used that and ran 10 gauge thhn in conduit,20 ft run, to the outside mounted recept in an enclosure. Works fine everyday we are home..There has been a lot of discussion on this on this forum so you should be able to search it out.


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Posted: 11/17/09 04:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Here is an old string on the subject:
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Posted: 11/17/09 05:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Regardless of how or who does the installation, make sure you have it double, triple checked for accuracy before you actually plug your RV in. Its a controversial subject as to the howto's of the correct installation.


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I did it myself but I was a electonics tech for 30 years here is the link I used
http://www.myrv.us/electric/


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Hate to say it and no disrespect intended. This falls into the territory of, if you need ask you probably need a pro.


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