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Old 11-08-2015, 03:51 PM   #1
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50 AMP Home Outlet

I want to install a plug on the outside of my shed so I can plug in my 50 AMP Fifth Wheel. The electrician is not familiar with RV's and I need to know if the electrical receptacle should be a 50 amp 120 volt or 50 amp 220 volt unit. Camper is a 1977 Keystone Montana RL3400 with a washer dryer hookup. I can't find the info on the RV Specs and don't have the manual.

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I think I'd find a different electrician.

Seriously, call a couple of local campgrounds and get their recommendations for an electrician. More than one person has had equipment damaged because an electrician wired the outlet incorrectly. When the job is done, have the electrician show you that you have 120V on each of the two legs.

BTW, Newell has a 240V element in the Aqua-Hot that they use. I suspect that we'll start seeing more coaches with higher electrical demands in the future.
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He will have no problem it is 50 amp at 240/120 Volt Two hots a neutral and a safety ground...Some Dryers are now wired that way and most all Electric Ranges. But once he lays eyes on the outlet he will have no problems.

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Now if it was 30 amp..... Those Electricians screw up all the time.
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Thanks to all of you who replied. Have enough info now to proceed.

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