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Old 10-14-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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Power Inlet 50amp

I'm going to put a 50 amp power inlet on my rehabilitated '59 Tradewind. I know it is way bigger than I need, but between hairdryers, microwave ovens, A/C, electric water heaters and all the other modern stuff, I just fell the need for 'more power'.

My question is: What is the preferred method for making the cable connection at the trailer? Would it be 1) hardwired, 2) 14-50P clothesdryer style plug, or 3) Marinco $tyle locking receptacle.

Anyone with pictures of their well done 50a. inlet will get a big karma hit.
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Old 10-14-2005, 11:16 AM   #2
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I would go with the standard RV type connector. This would give you the ability to connect at RV parks with that service. I would also have a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter for parks with 30 amp service. Here is a good link to everything you ever wanted to know about RV connctions.
http://users3.ev1.net/~crossstitch/RVWiring/wiring.html
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Great link.

I've been considering the same thing and it is order the parts time. I'm going with the Marinco and will carry adapters. They are expensive.
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Great link.

I've been considering the same thing and it is order the parts time. I'm going with the Marinco and will carry adapters. They are expensive.
I'm going with Marinco also. Mostly because I went to Camping World today and they were marked down $60. I got the 50 amp 'Conversion Kit', which includes the male inlet and the female cable end.

They're on sale until 10/23.

edit: actually the price was $15 off. It's $60 off 'retail'

I am anxiously awaiting the ac and dc distribution panels and the Intellipower that I ordered from Randy yesterday. I hope they get here next week.
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Got mine from him almost overnight, then ran over it in the drive way where the postman put it.
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