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Old 09-20-2011, 10:13 AM   #57
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...One word of warning - More then a few members have hired an electrician to install an outlet only to have it wired for 240 volts by mistake. Make sure who ever you hire to do the work knows that this is a 120 volt single phase circuit.
Amen! One would think an electrician couldn't get this wrong. It's not a common mistake, but it does happen. Have the electrician confirm it's 110v before you plug in. There are other threads out here that discuss the merits for owning a simple inexpensive tester for checking campground outlets before plugging in.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:20 AM   #58
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Get a 30 Amp Service Installed

Short answer is, Yes, get 30 amp installed.
A 30 amp plug at the house is really nice for all the reasons stated above.
Make sure the electrican understands what you want.
Many electricians assume you are an idiot who just thinks he wants 30 amps who really needs 220 volts.
Call your nearest RV park and ask for the name of their favorite electrician.
Try to get the circuit run to a point close enough to your parking pad that you won't need a 30 amp extension cord.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:25 AM   #59
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On the rare occasions we are plugged in while camping I use this, with adaptor, to check supply/tower.
Also nice to have when on the genset.

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Old 09-20-2011, 11:57 AM   #60
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:54 PM   #61
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Short answer is, Yes, get 30 amp installed.
A 30 amp plug at the house is really nice for all the reasons stated above.
Make sure the electrican understands what you want.
Many electricians assume you are an idiot who just thinks he wants 30 amps who really needs 220 volts.
Call your nearest RV park and ask for the name of their favorite electrician.
Try to get the circuit run to a point close enough to your parking pad that you won't need a 30 amp extension cord.
The dealer here wants to send their own electrician to hook me up, I'm afraid they are going to take my arm and my leg along with that.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:56 PM   #62
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Congrats! That is my favorite floor plan.
Actually, I prefer a 16 ft Bambi, go any where park any where just me my dog and may be my wife if Ritz Carlton is close by.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:01 PM   #63
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On the rare occasions we are plugged in while camping I use this, with adaptor, to check supply/tower.
Also nice to have when on the genset.

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Where do you get one of this?what does it called?
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:15 PM   #64
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Where do you get one of this?what does it called?
CW has them

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-monitor/24900

If you plug it into a 30A to 15A adapter, you can use it to check the campground's outlet before plugging in
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:32 PM   #65
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Doc,

Amazon has 'em also..Amazon.com: TRC AECM20020-3-012 Electra Check Digital Monitor for all AC Power Sources, Black with White Face: Home Improvement

If your planning on getting "hooked-up" a lot in the AS you might also consider getting your surge protected.

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Old 09-20-2011, 03:10 PM   #66
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The dealer here wants to send their own electrician to hook me up, I'm afraid they are going to take my arm and my leg along with that.
It's not that big a deal - you do have to worry about the breaker connection in a hot main panel box but that is a minor concern if you have ever done it before. The wiring and connection to the RV plug box is very straight forward. It does hit an electrician a little strange to be hooking up a 120VAC 30 amp plug but a little prep on your part will go a long way. First off, if I were to hire an electrician, I would buy all the parts myself. A 30 amp breaker that is designed to fit in your supply panel box - that info is available in your box, a length of 10/2 wire for up to 50 feet of cable length (larger if longer) and the weatherproof RV box/outlet found at Home Depot or Lowes in the electrical section - just ask they will find it for you. This leaves any questions the electrician may have completely out of the install deal - he uses your stuff. Parts ran me about $50.
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