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Old 01-07-2016, 09:29 PM   #1
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Plug in at home 50 or 30 amp?

Our fifth wheel is 50 amp and wondering whether to do a 30 or 50 outlet. Looking at about $150 price difference between the two installed. I guess the only down side to the 30amp would be not being able to run the second a/c at home. Any recommendations?
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Old 01-07-2016, 09:35 PM   #2
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Only $150 more, might as well go 50 amp. Seems like an easy choice.
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Old 01-07-2016, 09:37 PM   #3
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Only $150 more, might as well go 50 amp. Seems like an easy choice.
50 without a doubt
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I agree as above plus why limit yourself. An extra bonus is you can run a 220v welder on a 50 amp circuit never can tell when that could come in handy.
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We were able to run our first TT (X23B) on a 20A circuit. That's fridge, lights and A/C. Could not run A/C on a 15A.
If I wanted to install a plug and circuit for the 5th I'd go 50A.
Could get the TT in the drive, close to the 20a plug. The 5th has to park on the street.
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So you bought a nice big 5th wheel and your asking if you should spend a measly $150 more to get the correct 50 amp power for it?

Of course you should.... That is a no brainier lol.
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I just plug into my outside outlet to keep the battery taken care of.
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Oh yes! If I had a choice I'd do 50amp. I had a 30 amp installed at the house when we had a smaller TT. Our next house will have parking for the 5er and 50amp connection!
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$150 is not a lot, but do you need it? If you use the rv as overflow for family visits then by all means go all in. If all you're doing is keeping the battery up and powering up a few lights or the microwave, you really don't need the 50amp setup.

I would go 50 because we use our RV often while set up in the back drive. Even has its own sat dish and receiver. I installed a 30amp because my tT is only 30amp but would have gone to the bigger if my Rv was wired for it.
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I agree that you should go with the 50A. That's what we did. Granted, we won't likely ever use the full capacity, but that's how my trailer is wired, so that's the plug I had installed, and I'm glad I did it that way. The upsides are that I can run my trailer at it's full potential right in my driveway. Primary concern is the AC, it gets HOT down here, and loading up or working on a hot trailer in August is NO FUN.

I guess I don't understand why the cost difference is so significant? Is a 50A box really all that much more expensive than a 30A? The labor cost to do the wiring should not be significantly different? What gives?

I would still go with 50A, but the cost increase sounds a little fishy to me.
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