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Old 09-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Shore power at home.

Anyone have a 30/50 amp outlet installed at home for their rig? If so, how much was it?
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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I installed a dedicated 30 amp outlet next to my trailer pad before the concrete was poured for my trailer pad. It is about 50' from my house electrical box. The breaker, box, outlet, wire, conduit, and post cost about $75. My labor is cheap when I'm working for myself.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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About $80 for box, receptacle and cable. This was 30 amp service, plenty of capacity at home.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
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I bought a 30 amp RV outlet box at Home Depot for $30 and paid an electricIan $100 to install it. It's the same as this: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...x-30-amp/20811
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:51 PM   #5
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I installed a 30 amp one for around $60. The wire can be a little pricy for the correct gauge. I installed it myself so that was no issue.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #6
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We had 50 amp shore power installed here at home...about 10' from the trailer.

Had to run it about 80' from power supply.... (his revered *shop*!)

PVC, wire and box; $275.00

Labor: 2 boxes of golf balls

His golfing buddy is an electrician.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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I installed a 30 amp service for my FW. With wire,conduit,outlet and breaker cost me around 350.00. Outlet is about 80 ft from the house did all the work myself. Its nice to be able to run at least one of the A/C units when fiddling in the trailer when it's hot outside.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #8
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We could run one of the a/c units on our 50 amp TT, at certain times of the day, on a 20 amp circuit...just depended on how hot it was that day. confusing, eyup

With our new 50 amp shore power, it can now be a man-cave...running everything in it, if he wants to...or just a getaway if he wants to watch the Bucs, and I wanna watch the Saints.

It's nice to be able to back it in and hook it up after a long trip. That way I can take a day or two to fully shovel it out.

We got home from this last trip late Sunday night and didn't do the final button up until Wednesday night. Kept 'er running 24/7 until then....stats set on 82 degrees.

Only problem with that is that every time I'd go out to take more stuff out, our dog Fred thought it was *time to go again!* and tried to beat me up the steps.

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:06 AM   #9
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Just wanted to see what everyone was shelling out. I just put one in our garage just on the opposite side if the panel for around $150. But I think half of that was the extension cord from the garage to almost halfway to the trailer.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:14 AM   #10
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I installed a 30 amp service
I used 10/4 with a ground. I dead headed one of the leads at the main breaker box and at the outlet box. The reason I did that if I ever get a new RV with 50amp all I have to do is change out the breaker at the main breaker box and the outlet.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #11
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I paid way too much for my 50 amp connection. Electrician went up from the main house fuse box (new panel box) into the garage attic, through the attic about 25 ft., then down to the garage door. Bored through the sheet rock and brick veneer and installed a heavy duty 50 amp connection. Very professional, but it cost me over $500.
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I paid way too much for my 50 amp connection. Electrician went up from the main house fuse box (new panel box) into the garage attic, through the attic about 25 ft., then down to the garage door. Bored through the sheet rock and brick veneer and installed a heavy duty 50 amp connection. Very professional, but it cost me over $500.
Sounds like its also to code. If house ever was sold with shortcuts in place, you would have to remove or correct for inspection.
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I paid way too much for my 50 amp connection. Electrician went up from the main house fuse box (new panel box) into the garage attic, through the attic about 25 ft., then down to the garage door. Bored through the sheet rock and brick veneer and installed a heavy duty 50 amp connection. Very professional, but it cost me over $500.
That probably done to code. Also bear in mind that circuit is reallt 220V@100amp plus potential, enough to hurt. Enjoy the circuit.
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I paid way too much for my 50 amp connection. Electrician went up from the main house fuse box (new panel box) into the garage attic, through the attic about 25 ft., then down to the garage door. Bored through the sheet rock and brick veneer and installed a heavy duty 50 amp connection. Very professional, but it cost me over $500.
Sounds like a fair price to me. It had to come from the main panel. There was no choice on that.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #15
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A 50 AMP box, $30. It depends on the length of run for the size of wire you need. That is the costly part, the wire. I had the PVC laying around on my small ranch in SE Texas and both my son and son-in-law are Master Electricians. I did most of the work myself with the skills that they tought me, they did the final hookup. Good Luck
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:50 AM   #16
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I installed my own, the weatherproof box and receptacle were cheap enough... the wire and the 30 amp ground fault breaker were a tad pricey though...
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:50 PM   #17
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I got the bits for about $40. I have one cicuit breaker in the distribution box that feeds a single outlet in what the builder designated as a "computer room". We use it as the guest bedroom.

I'll be replacing that 20A breaker with a 30A, disconnecting the wires to the "computer room" socket and running a length of 10 gauge wire about 8' to the outside wall of the garage where I'll have a "weather-resistant when in use" box with a TT-30 socket. An RV-enthusiast neighbor is a licensed electrician. so he'll be checking it and actually hooking up the wires in the distribution box.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:02 PM   #18
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We installed 30 amp spent $285 and it included the work from an electrician to connected to the panel in the home for sewer connection we bought from camping work this Sewer Solution - Valterra SS01 - Drain & Flush Systems - Camping World we tapped under the house to one of the toilet drains and placed a coupler outside the house before we started fulltiming we sometimes would get home with the tank dirty we would clean it this way it always worked perfect.
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