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Old 01-14-2016, 02:57 PM   #41
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home 30 amp 120v

I installed a 30 amp at home one thing to note make sure that the plug is installed in the right direction if you install it wired from the bottom the receptacle will be upside down and you will not be able to plug in to it because of the cover plate.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:13 PM   #42
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Round ground hole on top in center should be at top
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:22 PM   #43
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OP here. Thanks all. We will go with the 30 amp for now. The electrical panel is on the garage right where the plug will go so it should be easy. We won't be upgrading to an RV with 50 amp at this house (unless the Powerball tickets come through tonight - of course, there would then be a house change too!!!)


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paulmlac, I'm happy to see you combed through enough of the posts to make a final decision on how you want to do this installation.
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:54 AM   #44
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Adding RV plug at home

We added two 50 amp plugs this summer. Mind the location and reach of your cord. We placed one inside our pole barn and one outside. If you pull in or back in. Storing inside or out side. It ran close to $500.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:13 AM   #45
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My MH came with adapter for the power cord. Why would they include it unless it is legal? I have also used a SHORT 10-gauge extension cord with a regular plug in the past with no problems (as long as it's 30A).
No issue with the extension that came with the motorhome cord. It allows you to connect your motorhome to a standard 20A household circuit and use up to 20A to run things in MH.
My issue is connecting a standard 20A 120V household outlet to a 30 A house circuit and using it as a 30A circuit. The outlet is not made for 30A.
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I don't see that anyone mentioned having a shut-off switch so you can turn off the socket before plugging in and when disconnecting (just like at a pedestal). Since your panel is in the nearby garage, you may be fine walking there to shut it off and walking back to turn it on, but a switch on the spot would sure be handy.


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MNtraveler, you are correct. I have a normal Connecut RV 50 amp box attached ti the outside of my garage I plug into. Its the same box in the RV parks with the breakers for the 50, 30, and 15 amp plugs. Got it from Home Depot.
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