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Old 05-21-2017, 06:41 AM   #15
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Here are a couple of photos of the Eaton 50 amp RV box installations I had referenced in post #7.

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Old 05-21-2017, 08:40 AM   #16
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Here are a couple of photos of the Eaton 50 amp RV box installations I had referenced in post #7.

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That is the same box I installed. It works fine with our coach but we do not have the handled version of a plug. So I can fully close when connected.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:05 AM   #17
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First Off You don't need the fancy Power Box that has 50 , 30 , and 20 amp outlet plugs if all you need is 50 amp power.
The 50 amp Temporary box is designed for outside use and even if you have a handle on your power cord the cover protects the connection just fine even though it doesn't close all the way.
My power source is located in the basement so I didn't need exterior wiring or buried cable for installing a 50 amp outlet box.
I installed a 50 amp "temporary" box bought from Home Depot for $28. Added a $10 50 amp Circuit Breaker to my power panel. Used 30 feet of 6 gauge wire from my basement power panel to the outside 50 amp box.
I bought the 6 gauge wire on eBay for $50. Total cost for outside box was less than $100.
I use a 50 amp 25 foot extension cable bought at home depot for $89 connected to the 25 foot RV cable. Total length is 80 feet from the RV to the main power panel. Can run both ACs, W/D, etc. The RV cables are 8 gauge so I used 6 gauge outlet box wiring for extra protection against line loss, power surge etc.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:12 AM   #18
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I finally got a 50 amp line run to the RV. Had both AC's on and the voltage to the rig stayed at 122v. Now I can set up for trips, cool down the coach, run the fridge and AC overnight and pack it up without breaking a sweat or running the generator and disturbing the neighbors.

The contractor used a very small box, though, and it doesn't close all the way when I'm plugged-in. I'll get a bigger box, but otherwise, It's really convenient! I no longer have to daisy-chain my dogbanes down to a 20amp plug.

The guys did it in one day, including a 90+ foot trench from the box to the driveway , running the conduit and putting in a post, etc.

I am happy - anyone have a really good all-weather box suggestion?
This type of NEMA box is what is required by code:
https://smile.amazon.com/Eaton-Corpo...v+power+outlet
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$2600 for 90' I need to become an certified electrical installer instead of a shade tree one just off hand I would think 2 guys could do that job in less than 4 hrs with a profit margin of $2000
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I have a 30A coach and put in 50A service with an RV box that has outlets and breakers for 50, 30 and 20A. It's a Connecticut Electric CESMPSC75GRHR and a link to buy one is here.
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:25 PM   #21
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$2600 for 90' I need to become an certified electrical installer instead of a shade tree one just off hand I would think 2 guys could do that job in less than 4 hrs with a profit margin of $2000
I would agree I probably overpaid: I had 2 guys there, one all day, one 3/4 of the day, trencher was rented, and addition of the blade switch. NO one else would take the job, it took most of the day (i had some major roots they had to chop through) and they did good work - I've used these guys before and they were reasonable. They're coming back by to put on the box I just brought to replace the one they supplied - no cost.

I would like to have paid about half, but I needed to get it done and didn't want to shop it any more and I'm TERRIBLE at haggling. I try, but it sounds more like whining......
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I brought 50 amp power practically right up to my front curb for when coach is home (not very often). Strictly loading/unloading worst case one night. I have a fake rock that covers/conceals/protects the receptacle.
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I brought 50 amp power practically right up to my front curb for when coach is home (not very often). Strictly loading/unloading worst case one night. I have a fake rock that covers/conceals/protects the receptacle.
Good one. Looks very nice.
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I had an electrician client who owed me some money and asked him to do it. The breaker box was on one side of the garage and I wanted the 50 amp box mounted on the opposite wall on the outside. The only requirement I had was that I didn't want any exposed wire in the garage. Went to work one morning and came home that evening to a completed job. No charge.
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Not quite.
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I have a 30A coach and put in 50A service with an RV box that has outlets and breakers for 50, 30 and 20A. It's a Connecticut Electric CESMPSC75GRHR and a link to buy one is here.
Me too. Tapped off of a 200 amp sub feed to my guest house.
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I purchased two Eaton 50 amp boxes from Lowe's which were about $28 each. I installed one in the rear of my property and one under my RV Port parking area.

The rear has about 80 feet of wire underground in conduit and the second box has about 50 feet of wire in conduit mounted to the entrance deck and then down the concrete pillar to the box.

Here is the LINK to the boxes I chose to use.

I didn't need additional power or outlets as they are readily available at various places on the outside of my house and garage.

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I used the same box, I mounted it on the side of our house by where were park the coach.
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