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Old 11-18-2019, 08:09 PM   #1
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New 30 amp outlet in pole barn

Does anyone have a diagram to wire a 30 amp outlet in my pole barn to plug MH into during storage?
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Here you go, just did the same myself about a month ago and used this instruction sheet posted here by wmtire.

http://www.myrv.us/Imgs/PDF/30-amp%20Service.pdf
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It wont open ????
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I copied link... thanks. So it is not realy on a 220v circuit. Thanks much
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Does anyone have a diagram to wire a 30 amp outlet in my pole barn to plug MH into during storage?

Go to the Library tab in this forum.... Lot of great info there...

Try here maybe this link will work ??

http://www.myrv.us/Imgs/PDF/30-amp%20Service.pdf

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I copied link... thanks. So it is not realy on a 220v circuit. Thanks much
That is the big mistake many make. It is 110V if you put it on 220V you will loose most of you electrical appliances and converter in the camper.
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:08 AM   #7
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an 'RV' 30amp outlet is simply the same type 120v power as your regular ordinary everyday household outlets, except that it uses slightly larger wire, and a 30amp breaker, of course - otherwise it's wired exactly the same. The 'PLUG' end is different, also, but it is NOT the same as a 240v dryer plug, since the two have a ground that are shaped differently.

30amp 120v power to your RV is not really much different than your normal household outlets, just more 'amps'.
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Do you have 30 amps running out to the barn? I have only 20 amps running to my shed (never thought I would own an RV or would have run 30!). I used the same receptacle shown above to wire into my 20 amps in the shed. Works great! As long as you don't try running too many things at once. So nice to be able to run A/C if I want, or the electric heat strip.
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right, if the object is to simply have some power to keep the batteries charged, etc., then a requirement for a 'full 30amp outlet' is not needed....keep it simple, especially if you already have an outlet in the 'barn'... a 15amp household outlet will work just fine.
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The outlet is nice even if you can only run 20 amps to it, this way I can use the heavy shore power cord and never worry about 15 amp adaptors or a lighter cord overheating.
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The outlet is nice even if you can only run 20 amps to it, this way I can use the heavy shore power cord and never worry about 15 amp adaptors or a lighter cord overheating.
+1 to the above and another reason I did this was to put a 30 amp surge protector in-line. Cost was minimal with the largest cost being the wire because I needed/wanted to run 50í for convenient access to the cord location on my trailer.
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Hatchdog, I do the same thing. My Progressive EMS shows current draw too, helped me get a feel for what is drawing what without going over my 20 amp limit to my shed sub panel.
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I copied link... thanks. So it is not realy on a 220v circuit. Thanks much
NO, it IS NOT a 240 circuit, you will fry Everything in the camper if it is hooked up as a 240 Volt
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+1 to the above and another reason I did this was to put a 30 amp surge protector in-line. Cost was minimal with the largest cost being the wire because I needed/wanted to run 50í for convenient access to the cord location on my trailer.

Who makes you surge protector kind sir???




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Who makes you surge protector kind sir???
You want more than just a "surge protector". Progressive Industries or SurgeGuard both make electric monitoring/management systems.

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https://learntorv.com/what-surge-pro...est-for-my-rv/
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At this years FR International Rally, Mike Sokol gave a talk. Based on the products currently available, he recommends the Surge Guard product. Nothing wrong with the Progressive product which for many years was the best on the market. However, original owners of Progressive sold to another company a couple years back. Mike said that the new company isn't investing as much R&D as Surge Guard and as a result, Surge Guard has displaced them.
For the record, I have a Progessive unit and am happy with it.
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Who makes you surge protector kind sir???




Itís a Camco I found on Amazon. As ependydad stated I do have a 50 amp Surgeguard I use in campgrounds. This cheapie Camco is just for home use as I know my power is sound.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-PowerDe...pcontext&psc=1
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You want more than just a "surge protector". Progressive Industries or SurgeGuard both make electric monitoring/management systems.

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Thank you. Can I ask what the yellow apparatus your rig is plugged into. Where do I get it?




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Thank you. Can I ask what the yellow apparatus your rig is plugged into. Where do I get it?




If you are speaking of my picture the yellow item is the Camco surge protector. See my post #17 for an Amazon link to it. I got mine from Amazon for convience but Iím sure they are available at your local RV store.
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That is the big mistake many make. It is 110V if you put it on 220V you will loose most of you electrical appliances and converter in the camper.
This is 110% True. Oh, and ruin a good camping trip.
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