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Old 05-05-2014, 01:59 PM   #11
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Came up with an idea to save the money of buying all that expensive wire!! I Put the 50 amp box next to breaker box in garage and plug into 50 amp box with 50 amp extention cord. ( I used the money for the wire for an ext cord, cause I needed an extention cord anyways.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:15 PM   #12
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RV dealers call it a 120 volt 50 amp outlet. This doesn't exist it is a 240 volt 50 amp plug all day long.
I installed a 50 amp, water and sewer connections at home, go all the way if you are doing it.

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Old 05-07-2014, 01:56 PM   #13
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Had a 30 at the front garage and put a second one in for the winter time storage on the back rear garage. Being cheap was the reason for the 30's then we bought our 365 and usually like you set it up as a guest house when family stay for awhile. Well as old Murphy would have it every time the ac and the occupants would use the toaster, hair dryer, etc or both ac's would come on pop goes the 30. So like they say do it right or do it twice and now the front garage has a 50 and love it no more calls at work " hay seething happened we were curling our hair laying on a heating pad running the ac watching TV using a crock pot and all of a sudden everything went off. How do I do the breaker thingy where's it at?" Well thank God after the 50 went in no more of that. Just my 2 cents but 50amp all the way....

Plus here in Pa my parents usually stay in it in late fall while up from Fl and they like electric space heaters better than the noise of the propane furnace and with the 50 it's no sweat..

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Old 05-07-2014, 02:06 PM   #14
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RV dealers call it a 120 volt 50 amp outlet. This doesn't exist it is a 240 volt 50 amp plug all day long.
I installed a 50 amp, water and sewer connections at home, go all the way if you are doing it.

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so if I replace my receptacle 220VAC for the generator/welder in the garage with a 50 RV receptacle I will be ok.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:47 PM   #15
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so if I replace my receptacle 220VAC for the generator/welder in the garage with a 50 RV receptacle I will be ok.
It doesn't appear that the wiring is heavy enough for a full 50amp draw, but to answer your question, yes. As long as you wire the plug correctly. You could also make your own adapter to use your existing outlet. Just don't change the breaker for a heavier one.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:32 PM   #16
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so if I replace my receptacle 220VAC for the generator/welder in the garage with a 50 RV receptacle I will be ok.
You will have to leave the 30 amp beaker in the panel because you have 10 gage wire going to the outlet , but yes it would work. If you have two AC units they will have to be on two different hots in the rv panel to run both, that should be the only issue you might have.

I would leave the welder outlet and add the rv outlet under the welder outlet. Most twist lock outlets have a flat plate that the wire connects under, you can place the wire going to the RV outlet under the same plates on the other side of the screw. This way you can use the welder pr the RV.


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Old 05-07-2014, 06:44 PM   #17
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:29 PM   #18
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Great idea on the extension cord. For someone who does not have a 50A extension cord it totally makes sense to buy and extension and use it off of the sub panel outlet. The #6 gauge is quite pricey and #4 is worse.

Love that box, very clean install. Heading to Menard's this weekend and will have to check it out.
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This is what I installed. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0009R...110_SY165_QL70


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