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Old 08-15-2013, 02:17 PM   #15
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Andy or anyone else who has ran a 50 amp cable into an old airstream. How do you get it thru the back bumper into the compartment where the panel box is 76 ambassador, hole is too small for 50Amp cable. I'm an electrician , I can wire it if I can get the feed into the compartment from outside without screwing up my airstream. roywest1114@msn.com for answer I think.. Roy West in Hills of KY
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #16
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What is the maximum distance allowed between electrical inlet and breaker box? Apparently on sailboats it is 3 meters, are RV regulations the same? Thanks
Correct answer is 450mm (18 inches). NEC 551.30.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #17
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Correct answer is 450mm (18 inches). NEC 551.30.
551.30 refers to generator installations, and the 18 inch limit does not have to be to the breaker board. Ie a junction box with a blank cover would satisfy the requirement.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #18
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Correct answer is 450mm (18 inches). NEC 551.30.
mark with all due respect.... my '94 34CL and the '11 34CL do not seem to meet those specs.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #19
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551.30 refers to generator installations, and the 18 inch limit does not have to be to the breaker board. Ie a junction box with a blank cover would satisfy the requirement.
nor does that one.

i'll guess it to be 5' in my trailer.
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Correct answer is 450mm (18 inches). NEC 551.30.
It's a little more than double that on my Interstate. I believe the 18-inch requirement is for the distance from an installed generator to the panel board, not for a shore power connection. My genset's outlet is less than 18 inches from the panel board, but my shore power inlet is farther.
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We are talking about 2 completely different things. Marine requirements have different considerations, water.

There should be no limit on the distance from the point of entry to the trailer to the breaker box. That wire is sized and protected by the fuses or breakers in the box of the campground.

Now from a practical point of view the breaker panel wants to be in the area of entry just because of the cost of the cable versus the cost of the wiring, small gauge, used within the trailer
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