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Old 01-13-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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Adding RV Plug At House

We are considering adding an RV plug at the house (along with some other work). An electrician is coming tomorrow morning to do an estimate. I know nothing about electric. What do I need to tell the electrician for the RV plug? I know 30 amps (and I have a picture of the prongs so he knows which plug). Is there anything else such as volts to tell him?

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Old 01-13-2016, 06:58 PM   #2
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Make sure you tell him it is 30A 120V service not 220V. See attached.
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here's another look at it. Shows both 30 and 50 amp in this one.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:33 PM   #4
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Just print out the pdf file to hand to your electrician that Flybob posted above, and you should be good to go.

He just needs to make sure he understands that it's 120 volt ONLY.

We also keep a copy of that pdf in the FAQ section (link below), just so everyone knows for future reference:
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:38 PM   #5
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I suggest you consider the day when you might want to move to a 50A trailer - pull enough wire of the right gauge to support 50A so you don't have to get into the wall if you change trailers.
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I ran my 50 amp TT off the 30 amp that has #10 wire along with a dog bone. As long as you only turn on one AC it's fine. But, you may want to get an estimate for each type and decide what you want to do
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imo.....put in the 50 amp and you can dog bone that down to a 30amp.
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imo.....put in the 50 amp and you can dog bone that down to a 30amp.

I agree!

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If you want just 30 amp ask for a TT 30R receptacle. Everyone here is offering good advise. I'm with GL1800rider 30 amp service is OK majority of time at home. I'm not an electrician but most homes have just 200 amp service. Putting in a 50 amp receptacle will consume 100 amps of the 200 available(not that you would actually use all 100 amps but you could). Most honest electricians will advise against it. Plus it will be cheaper to install.

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200 amp service on the typical home is 200 amps per 120v leg. Likewise 50 amp service is 50 amps per 120 v leg, not 100 amps as you state.

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