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Old 02-05-2016, 04:56 PM   #1
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Installing 50amp outlet

We are thinking about having a 50amp outlet installed for our Precept. The electrician was just here and not sure what to do. Does anyone have some information on what would be needed to do this? Is it worth having it put in?

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Seems you need another electrician if he doesn't know what to do?
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We are thinking about having a 50amp outlet installed for our Precept. The electrician was just here and not sure what to do. Does anyone have some information on what would be needed to do this? Is it worth having it put in?

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I would suggest another electrician.
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Ditto . You will need 2 50a breakers in your mains distribution panel to feed the wiring going to the location. Most electrical codes require another 2 more 50a breakers and a box and the feed point. Many get the same thing that you find in a well equipped campground. The wire gauge will be determine by the length of the run which will be 4 conductors, 2 hot wires, a neutral and a ground.

Your new electrician should know that stuff.
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It is a standard 50 amp line. Get a RV box at most any big box or electrical distributor. Depending on the length of run 8 ga is typical for 50 amp service. You will also need to run a neutral and a ground wire. Wire the plug per diagram included with the box. This is not like a 30 amp RV outlet which is a single pole 30 amp circuit. This is a standard 50 amp double pole circuit. If your electrician is not familiar with these, then I agree, get a new electrician. It's really not difficult at all. Good Luck
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It is a standard 50 amp line. . This is a standard 50 amp double pole circuit. If your electrician is not familiar with these, then I agree, get a new electrician. It's really not difficult at all. Good Luck
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I had one put on the outside wall of my garage and it's the best thing I have ever done. When I bring my RV home I can park it in the driveway, plug it into 50 amp service and run all systems, heat, AC, etc and prepare it for a trip. It's simple to do if the electrician knows what he is doing. Get a new electrician.
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I found a 50 amp exterior box with plug at Home Depot specifically for a RV.
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A friend of mine with a big D pusher had just a 30-amp installed at his house (simpler installation) and that provides enough juice for him to prep for trips. Depending on your planned use, might want to consider this option.

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Wow, thanks for all the info. We have 2 more electricians coming to quote. But, if all we need to do to prep for trips is the house plug, then we should be okay. We have had slide problems and the service guy who came to get it back in said the coach batteries didn't seem to be working right. We just purchased this unit on December 11, 2015 and it only had 3500 miles on it. The previous owners told me they only drove from Florida to Michigan for a trip. They also had slide problems.


So, as long as we keep the coach batteries charged we should be able to slide out the living area slide, correct? It is a Precept 29UM and that slide is long.
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