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Old 07-01-2015, 10:35 AM   #11
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Have you ever thought what if? Like maybe install a 50amp receptacle and use a adapter? (inexpensive) Just saying......
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:37 AM   #12
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I think a little differently. I would run enough power to do a 50amp outlet and then use a 50amp to 30amp adapter for plugging in the RV. Because while 30amp service may fit your current needs, what if the next RV comes with 50amp service.

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Old 07-01-2015, 10:38 AM   #13
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8 ga would probably be better.

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Old 07-01-2015, 01:07 PM   #14
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I made a 50ft "extension cord" for my 30 amp service. Now that I keep it in the MH, I bet I will never need it. ( We spent a few nights at an RV park where the utility poles were on the wrong side and we had to pull in straight to reach the pole)

I purchased the male and female 30 amp connectors at "Menards". This is similar to Home Depot or Lowes.
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Old 07-01-2015, 01:08 PM   #15
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OK - I think I'm gonna go for it. In reviewing inside my head, four factors stick out:
1. the run I'm making is no worse than when I use my regular cord + extension cord at those campground where the pedestal is in the wrong spot.
2. The wire I can get is identical to what is used in RV cords.
3. I can fairly easily control what will be in use at the same time while plugged in at home, so can avoid AC + micro + water heater scenarios.
4. If I ever upgrade to a 50 amp unit, I can either do a 50 to 30 pigtail or upgrade the wiring at that time.

This kind of goes against the always popular "do it right the first time" principle, but then again that principle assumes that you have the necessary funds to "do it right" today when in fact you may only have enough to "do it."

Thanks again for the input and for making me think this through carefully.

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Old 07-01-2015, 03:06 PM   #16
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If you run 10/3 cable 60 feet and are drawing 25 amps, (the allowed 80% continuous load) your voltage drop will be right around 3 volts. It is not very often you would be drawing that much current, I say go with the 10/3.
BTW Here is a good plug: 30 Amp Retro Fit Kit
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Old 07-01-2015, 03:23 PM   #17
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We have a Minnie Winnie 25 ft that we have plugged in to a regular 110 receptacle with an adapter on the RV plug. We do this a day before leaving for a trip. It runs the A/C fridg, etc when loading our unit. We have since purchased a Forester 3171DS. Will we be able to still use the same 110 receptacle in the garage with a standard 110 adapter on the RV plug, or will we have to add a 30amp receptacle in the garage. I think the 110 wall plug in the garage right now is only a 20 amp. Need to check and make sure when I get home today. Thx, Ben
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Old 07-01-2015, 03:23 PM   #18
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I would also say that 60 feet would be a lot safer if #8 wire was used instead of #10. Heavier is always better and safer

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Old 07-01-2015, 03:25 PM   #19
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I just looked on eBay and they have a couple for as low as $7. Be careful about voltage on plug. I messed up and got a 30 amp but it was for 250 volts and wouldn't fit. Need 30 amp for 125 volt to fit TT inlet.
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Go to any electrical supplier to buy twist lock female without ring. 30A3wire
2x on the #8 wire.

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