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Old 08-03-2016, 03:52 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by lewster View Post
After working on many large RVs with 50 amp service and that nasty, semi-solid THHN 'stranded' 6AWG cable (it is usually comprised 7 large strands, vs. several hundred 30AWG strands found in marine grade cable) over the last 16 years, the flexibility and ease of bending and working quality marine cable far outweighs any cost savings for big-box wire purchases.

I run thru thousands of feet of cable a year and would never dream of using anything but fine, multi-strand marine cable or similar welding cable.
Lewster recommended the marine grade wire for my restore. It is so nice to work with!
You won't be sorry.

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:19 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by lewster View Post
Airstream, along with many other RV manufacturers use ROMEX for all basic wiring.

I NEVER USE ROMEX, as I wire to ABYC marine standards ( as RVs should) and use 6 AWG marine cable for 50 amp AC circuits, 10 AWG for 30 amp AC circuits and 12 AWG for most 12 VDC circuits.

Cables from the batteries to your fuse block depend on the circuit length and carrying capacity that you require.

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Hey Lew,

I plan on using Prestolite cables to rewire my 63. Have you ever used them? They are what the military use in their vehicles.

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