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Old 12-19-2013, 09:12 AM   #1
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30 amp shore pwr.

I am planning on installing a 30 amp RV receptacle on the outside of my garage next to where I park my RV. Found and ordered a box online that contains the 30 amp and a 20 amp circuit, both GFI protected. It is just what I have been looking for. The 20 amp allows me to power my battery tenders when I don't want complete shore power. The price if anyone is interested is $115.00. The same unit from my local electrical supply is $300.00 +. GE1LU032SS is the the part number for the box.
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A link to the site would be helpful.
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A link to the site would be helpful.
Google led to home depot

http://m.homedepot.com/p/GE-RV-Outle...32SS/203393633
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GE RV Outlet Box 100 Amp 120/240 Volt Unmetered with 30 Amp and 20 Amp GCFI Circuit Protected Receptacles-GE1LU032SS at The Home Depot#

$114.50 @ Home depot.
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That should do it! To me the 20 amp circuit is just over kill though... are you really going to put a battery tender on the camper rather than just leaving it plugged into shore power? I feel that the charger from the camper would provide the same affect of keep the battery charged...

not saying it is a bad idea... that box should work out great for you! And it seems you got a really good price actually!
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I think that constant shore pwr can overdo it on the batteries. I have used battery tenders (not trickle chargers) for years. The results of 5 yrs plus on a battery speaks for itself. I keep one on the coach battery and one on the chassis battery.
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I think that constant shore pwr can overdo it on the batteries.


I personally disagree with that statement... The chargers in the campers are designed to hold them at full charge once there... Many people live in their campers/rvs/coaches year round and never put a tender on them other than the shore power... I'm not saying the battery tender is the wrong method as there is always more than one way to get something done but I do feel that it is an necessary step as the shore power will provide the same affect with the added benefit of supplying other 120v sources if you chose to clean inside or whatever else while plugged in... To each their own...
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The option for shore pwr is still there. I can turn it on when needed. I don't think having the RV powered up all of the time without someone present is always a good idea. The tenders are not located in the RV and in my mind are a safer alternative for an unattended coach. Like you mentioned, there is more than one way to skin a cat (I wouldn't really skin a cat).
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there is more than one way to skin a cat (I wouldn't really skin a cat).

I would!!! Nasty little critters!
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