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Old 08-17-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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RV pedistal at the house

I have a 30 amp pedestal at my home for the RW... Its been there for 20 years , and I am 100% clueless when it comes to electric..
I want to upgrade that box to 50 amp... Here is what I DO KNOW -
1- I need a 50 amp/double pole breaker
2- I need #6 wire for the run
3- I need a 50amp outlet outside on the pole..

I DONT KNOW - Are these Redwoods wired for 240 .. OR 110 ??
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:13 PM   #2
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I did it in my hangar. They are two 110V legs. Not 240
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:13 PM   #3
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And IF you hire an electrician, make sure he undertands it's for an RV and knows what he is doing or else your rv won't like it at all !
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And IF you hire an electrician, make sure he undertands it's for an RV and knows what he is doing or else your rv won't like it at all !
yea , about that....

My best friend owns an electrical company... He does residential and commercial... He looked at it , and has never wired an RV before... While I DO TRUST him . . . I have hesitations of allowing him to do it.. Let's just say he was not convincing . . . and he has never stepped foot in an RV before...
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:20 PM   #5
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If you have the Onan, run a second leg back to the service, install a transfer switch, and use your generator to power the house.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:58 PM   #6
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Joe ~ I just had a 50a plug added to the house. The electrician that did it, looked at the plug for the coach and said "same box and wiring as a 240 volt dryer outlet" I'm guessing he was correct as my Progressive protector fired up and was happy with the install. Rig is sitting here as I write this with both AC on as I'm getting ready to do some more stuff .........
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:30 AM   #7
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Well, it can't be a "dryer outlet", as a dryer is only a 30A circuit. He should have said a range receptacle, which is a 50A circuit. Some early range receptacles were only a 3 wire type, but most modern ranges utilize a 4 wire configuration.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:31 AM   #8
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Just remember that the trailer is like a big toaster, all wires return to the main box. That means that the ground wire even returns to the main electrical box. You wouldn't plug in a toaster then take the ground an the neutral wire and connect it into the sink .
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Our Redwood 50 Amp plug is 120/240 Volt
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:37 AM   #10
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Your house should be wired 220. I believe 240 is industrial and normally comes 3 phase as they split the 440. I am not an electrician that's for sure but I wired my own pedestal at my home
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