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Old 08-25-2014, 08:52 AM   #15
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As long as you're at it anyway, perhaps consider putting in a 50 amp receptacle instead (for the inevitable upgrade in your future), save a re-do later. You can use a simple $25 50 to 30 amp connector (which you should carry with you anyway) as long as you own this motorhome.
I would do this also! My house has only a 20 amp plug #12 wire running 75-80 feet long out to MH. I can still use 1 AC compressor but the pre. owner could have run 4 #6 wires out there!!!. (He got cheep)

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Old 08-25-2014, 02:26 PM   #16
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To protect the motor home you have two choices

Suggested by me: Have the electrican put in a 50 amp RV outlet and use a pigtail.. NOTE: this costs more today but you never have to upgrade

OR

Inspect the job, Make sure only a single 30 amp breaker is used and have the electrican measure the outlet voltage while you watch, IF it is over 200 volts do not pay till he fixes it.

Should be 115-125

Or measure it your self.

Would not hurt to use a Progressive Industries 30 amp (EMS PT-30C or EMS HW30C) and plug the RV into it and plug it into the house.. (NOTE: use the EMS-30C at parks too) This is the very best way to protect your electrical system.
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:42 PM   #17
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I printed out the instructions I found on line and handed to electrician, then measured the output at the plug myself just to make sure.
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That, my friend, is absolutely the best solution I have ever heard/seen!
Clear/concise, to the point.....AND CORRECT!
A combination not often found, (especially on internet forums).
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:51 PM   #18
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It's a 30 amp service we need. Is there anything special that needs to be done to protect the motorhome?
Is your RV a 30 amp? Does you plug have three prongs? If so then you have 30 amp, if it's four your have a 50 amp.

I wound think for just a little more money you can have both installed. 2nd thought, since the most money is the labor, have the electrician run the wires for the 50 amp and only install the 30 amp if that's what you need.

It's not that hard if your handy or know someone.
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Is your RV a 30 amp? Does you plug have three prongs? If so then you have 30 amp, if it's four your have a 50 amp.
I wound think for just a little more money you can have both installed. 2nd thought, since the most money is the labor, have the electrician run the wires for the 50 amp and only install the 30 amp if that's what you need.
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The OP said "It's a 30 amp service we need".
Apparently that's what he needs, (and wants), regardless of the plug on his RV.
Mine is a 50A coach, (with a 4 prong plug), but all I NEED, (and what I've been using at my home for 14 years), is a 15A 3 prong outlet.
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