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Old 07-02-2015, 08:07 AM   #31
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Your last scenario is the correct way to do it. Cord cannot be used as a permanent wiring method and your original method is really a hybrid of permanent and portable which is in fact a code violation. You should be fine with #10 AWG for 60'. Master electrician with over 35 years of commercial experience.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:42 AM   #32
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I don't think you even need 30amps unless you plan to run A/C,,,
Of course it would be nice to have that available !!!
I did see a 30amp plug @ Menards yesterday !!!
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:00 AM   #33
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When I made my 50ft extension cord, I bought a 50ft 10/3 welder extension cord on e-bay, cut the ends off and installed RV 30 amp connectors. Cord and connectors, I think I have $75 in it. Now that I carry it in the MH, I'm betting I will never need it. :-)

NOTE - I prefer to carry multi purpose components - I'm thinking about making a couple short adapters that I can plug into this cord and they'll have alligator clips on the ends, This would give me a 50ft long jumper cable. I've needed that a couple times. :-)
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I had an electrician install mine at my old house. He bought an outside electrical box with a hinged cover and installed a female plug inside with all the wiring necessary. Mounted on a pole I had near the trailer and it worked great. I still used my TT cord though because it was conveniently close by. I should mention that he bought all of the materials at Home Depot.
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I had an electrician install mine at my old house. He bought an outside electrical box with a hinged cover and installed a female plug inside with all the wiring necessary. Mounted on a pole I had near the trailer and it worked great. I still used my TT cord though because it was conveniently close by. I should mention that he bought all of the materials at Home Depot.
I did as well. Tapped in to the electrical box ran wire under house and attached a 30 amp connector to the wall
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