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Old 08-02-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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I want to hook up a 50 amp service running from the electrical box in my garage to my motorhome. I have been getting various information on what type of wire needs to be used and how to hook it up. I plan on connecting it directly to the box in the garage breakerand I'm told I should be using a 6/3 wire.I do not want to bury the wire in the ground and will be putting it ina conduit. I plan on getting all the connections ready and then having an electrician connected directly to the box. your thoughts would be appreciated
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Sounds like you've got a pretty good plan already.

The cable size will depend on how far your run is so be sure to verify that 6/3 (with ground) is correct.

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If your running through conduit then use three single conductor #6 and ground.
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I want to hook up a 50 amp service running from the electrical box in my garage to my motor-home. I have been getting various information on what type of wire needs to be used and how to hook it up. I plan on connecting it directly to the box in the garage breaker and I'm told I should be using a 6/3 wire. I do not want to bury the wire in the ground and will be putting it in a conduit. I plan on getting all the connections ready and then having an electrician connected directly to the box. your thoughts would be appreciated.
Dirk has all the information you need in the link he posted.

I don't know who told you to use 3 wire but they are totally wrong. You need to use 4 wire, one RED, one BLACK, one WHITE and one GREEN. It also needs to be sized (proper gauge) for the distance that you are running it from and to.

The wire size calculator will do that job for you.

RED and BLACK are the two HOT legs, WHITE is the Neutral and GREEN is the ground.

Remember that your RV Electrical box is called a Sub-Panel which requires the Neutral and Ground to be separate not bonded together.

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electrical connection

Thanks for the replies. Especially for the link to RV Electric from Dirk and instructions from Richard. I knew I would great info from this site.
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