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Old 06-24-2016, 01:48 PM   #21
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My old 5-wheel was 30 amp. New one is 50. Had 30 amp plug with 30 single breaker. Put a 50 amp plug in, replaced single 30 amp breaker with 30 amp double. Marked the cover as such (so I can remember). Only use for storing at home.

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Old 06-24-2016, 02:42 PM   #22
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Ideally run 10 Guage for 30 amp, 6 guage for 50 amp.

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Old 06-24-2016, 03:26 PM   #23
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Yep, 10 gauge for 30.
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Old 06-25-2016, 07:58 AM   #24
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Since your trailer has 50A service, you'd be best off using a 50A outlet. The problem is running wire to it. If you installed 1/2" conduit, the maximum number of #8 wires you should run in it is 3, one less than you need for a 50A outlet. 3/4" conduit will easily take the four #8 wires needed for the 50A outlet. If you're limited by the conduit size and don't want to replace it, Use #10 wire with a 30A outlet and use an adapter for the rig.

I see no problems running 50A wiring and using a 20A breaker. You can always easily change the breaker at a later date if necessary. You should also put a label in the outside box indicating that the outlet is on a 20A breaker.


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