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Old 03-19-2015, 09:09 PM   #11
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I used something similar to this:

GE 30 Amp Temporary RV Power Outlet-U013P - The Home Depot
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:22 PM   #12
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The box for the 30 Amp outlet should be like Turbs'. Replace that box. The other one could use a better weatherproof cover like this one Greenfield Duplex Weatherproof Electrical Outlet Cover Horizontal - Gray-CDRHPS - The Home Depot.

The good news is that if you've already connected to this plug and nothing blew up in your trailer, it's probably wired properly for 120VAC.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:37 PM   #13
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The style TURBS has won't fly in many areas now when the code official is on top of use. What is common is:



Can be plugged in all the time and shrouded from weather.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:47 PM   #14
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The style TURBS has won't fly in many areas now when the code official is on top of use. What is common is:



Can be plugged in all the time and shrouded from weather.
Change it to this one. They don't work so well with the plugs with the handle on them but its not a big deal. The cover just hangs open a little. The electrician did a sloppy job but he did satisfy the NEC requiring outdoor receptacles to have a cover that is closed when in-use. The covers that are open when in use are a code violation for residences.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:16 AM   #15
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The electrician that installed that must not own an rv or ever seen the cable for one..
It looks like you have the wrong receptacle and box for the size of cable you have... I'd replace with one like Geotex posted.
The cover for that box should be able to be moved to the top side of the box.. I put one of them on for my 15 amp receptacle outside and changed the orientation of the cover easily...
The plug is also installed 180 degrees out to allow the cord to fit through the half moon break-away tab on the right hand side of the cover.. Not to mention that the weight of the cord will probably cause it to want to pull out, even if you can make it work...
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:35 AM   #16
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Why not make your own jumper cable with straight plugs. It's just a simple pin to pin male to female plug assembly. HD or Lowes will assist you with items needed and what's required. Just a thought.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:01 AM   #17
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The cost of 2 straight plugs would be close to cost of the correct box.
It's a shame you paid for this. The outlet is wrong orientation and
wrong box/cover. Maybe you can coax the electrician to make the
correct modification for just parts?? He really didn't do it right the 1st time.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:03 AM   #18
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This is what I installed. It will cover your 30 amp and standard GFI outlet.
Just insure that who ever installs it wires each leg for 110.

Does require some space to install.

GE 100 Amp 2-Space 2-Circuit 240 Volt Unmetered RV Outlet Box with 30 Amp and 20 Amp GCFI Circuit Protected Receptacles-GE1LU032SS - The Home Depot
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:20 AM   #19
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The cost of 2 straight plugs would be close to cost of the correct box.
It's a shame you paid for this. The outlet is wrong orientation and
wrong box/cover. Maybe you can coax the electrician to make the
correct modification for just parts?? He really didn't do it right the 1st time.
I agree with this suggestion.
It's unlikely that you need to buy a huge box with its own breakers. If your current outlets as pictured are on nearby breakers, you don't need another set of inline breakers.
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Thanks everyone for all the helpful replies. When it stops raining, I'll go back out there and look at the situation again to see what I might do. I'm obviously not an electrician, but I do know how to test an outlet to make sure I've turned off the correct breaker and I've done a few minor things like installing a new thermostat. I also know how to test the voltage so I can verify that the 120v written on the outlet is actually what is wired. I have not yet actually plugged in with the cord attached to the RV so no damage there.

So I want to check and see how difficult it would be to orient the outlet differently along with replacing the boxes. I really don't want to pay an electrician at this point and going back to the original from years ago is unlikely. I guess in the meantime, I can just utilize the 30 to 15 amp adapter and just be careful not to turn on too much stuff. This should be fine just for the purposes of preparing for a trip.
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