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Old 05-21-2018, 08:19 PM   #1
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RV GFI - same as residential???

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Looks like I have a GFI that's on the way out in my Wildwood.
OK to replace with a quality residential version or is there something special about a RV version?
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:36 PM   #2
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Except for the residential being better quality the only possible issue I see is it could be larger. If you have space go for it
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:38 PM   #3
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There is nothing special about RV GFCIs



The only thing you need check is the box. RVs sometimes use shallow boxes and a standard outlet may not fit. When replacing, use the screws vs the punch down connections.
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I wouldn't think any thing used in the rv manufacturing process would be overly spectacular. Plug depth could be an issue as stated. Most rv boxes are very shallow. I'm sure you are aware that sometimes many outlets are wired off the same GFI.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies and I appreciate all the suggestions!

I plan on removing it next weekend to have a look so I thought I'd replace it while I was at it with one from the local hardware store.

Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:28 PM   #6
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GFCI outlet replacements

Cooper industries also makes a GFCI box extender if there is a depth issue
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info!
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Hi:

Looks like I have a GFI that's on the way out in my Wildwood.
OK to replace with a quality residential version or is there something special about a RV version?
Nothing special.

I changed out my main GFCI, (Ground Fault), receptacle for an AFCI, (Arc Fault), which is much safer, (guarding against internal arcs, preventing fires).

https://www.amazon.com/Leviton-AGTR2...eceptacle&th=1

Seems to work very well
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:24 PM   #9
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You should keep the GFCI protection if it had it from the factory( per national electric code.). Arc faults are not the same as ground faults. If you want the extra protection, they make a combination arc and ground fault unit.
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It happens!! Pull it, then look inside the wall box. Measure for size!!1
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