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Old 06-28-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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50A upgrade question

Hi all,

I am doing an upgrade to 50A service and was wondering if there was an RV tech in the house.
My question: is there a good reason to not run the gen 30A feeder wire or the 50A feeder wire from its respective origin under the MH attached to the frame enclosed in a convelated wire loom and protected by a debris shield before it enters the compartment where it will be connected to the main CB panel. This would be a lot easier than going through the floor.
Keep in mind that I am a licensed aircraft mechanic and have the tooling / equipment to do this safely

Thanks for any advice

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Old 06-28-2015, 09:20 PM   #2
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Probably not a problem provided it is protected from any contact with road hazard ot chaffing against the frame. Most likely the manufactures do it for cost, less wiring, while it is being constructed.
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Thanks...I plan on using what is called Adel clamps (heavy duty rubber clamps) for standoff and I'll mfgr a debris shield out of .025 or .030 T2 alum alloy sheetmetal as a cover. I don't see an issue but wanted to make sure.


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Sounds like your OK doing this. Make sure the cable you use is caple of exposure to grease, oil, etc. (Maybe run it inside a PVC pipe or conduit). Watch for chafing ( you know what this is if your a A&P.) Also keep clear of exhaust pipes/ cat converters, etc that radiate heat.
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