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Old 04-17-2010, 05:28 PM   #1
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Cool Put in 50 amp service today

Now we can work and pack in comfort. And our rv friends can plug in when they stay with us
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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50 Amp is very nice indeed. I've found some campgrounds that skimp and the voltage starts to sag (which isn't good for the electronics or the A/C units).

So I bought a voltage regulator. Works like a dream. Voltage starts dropping and it starts sucking amps to bring them back up. Also protects against high voltage, such as lightening strikes.

http://voltagebooster.com/
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:47 PM   #3
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Now we can work and pack in comfort. And our rv friends can plug in when they stay with us
Good move! We did ours before we bought the motorhome a couple years ago. It makes driveway camping real nice. I actually just came in the house from out there watching some prerecorded shows. We did some driveway camping last night and found out I failed to remove the strainer prior to the pump before last winter. It froze and cracked, so I had to go out and buy replacement. What I really like is as you stated Packing and working out there comfortably. Enjoy it! We sure do.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:00 PM   #4
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Great move, comes in handy. I put one in our garage for ours when we built the house. Also had them run a line for an RV dump to the front of our garage so that I can dump the tanks and flush them before backing the rig into the garage when we get home.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:54 PM   #5
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Were the poor folks and have only 30 amps, but we have sewer and water where we park the motor home and another space for visitors. Its amaising how many friends we have that have RVs.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:09 PM   #6
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Were the poor folks and have only 30 amps, but we have sewer and water where we park the motor home and another space for visitors. Its amaising how many friends we have that have RVs.
The FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) has a system in place where any member can sign up for one of 4 categories for 1: invite other members to stay a night at their place if passing through the area. 2: stay longer than one night if staying in the area for a period of time. 3: Help by providing tools and assistance for mechanical problems or repairs needed on the road. 4: provide a "pinch driver" to help another member who has been incapacitated and unable to drive their own rigs and get it to a safe place or back home.

At our old place we had room (5 acres) to allow others to visit but no place to keep our rig indoors. Now we have a garage for our rig but we don't have room for others to park. We wished we did. We would love to have our fellow RVrs be able to stay a night if need be. Maybe someday after I retire we will be able to move to a place better suited for this. I would love to have a nice "camp site" set up for others to use.

Sorry, to hijack the main theme there....
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I am planning on having a 30-amp outlet installed about 75 or 80 feet from the nearest power source. Does anyone have an idea what such an undertaking would cost?
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I am planning on having a 30-amp outlet installed about 75 or 80 feet from the nearest power source. Does anyone have an idea what such an undertaking would cost?
There are a lot of variables involved with that so more information would be needed to really be able to come up with an answer.

Are you running this from one end of a house or barn to the other?
Are you running from the panel across the yard to the location your putting it?
Are you running under a driveway or area where cars can drive?
Are you doing it yourself?

The national electrical code will dictate what needs to be done and what materials can be used for the first 3 questions above so price could be vastly different depending on the circumstance.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:24 AM   #9
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A 30 amp GFI breaker will run the neighborhood of $80 all by itself.
The electrical box will run $50 (http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...x-30-amp/20811) So you are starting somewhere in the vicinity of $130 before buying the wire and conduit.
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