Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-20-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
Member
 
momoflots21's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 32
Question Outside electrical outlet non-gcfi

Our MH has an outside electrical outlet however it isn't GCFI. Which is odd to me since the bathroom and kitchen have GCFI's. I'd like to change it out for a GCFI, but I'd like to put it on my DH's honeydo list.

How difficult would it be for someone to replace it themselves? Also need to replace the bathroom one as it pops when it is used. Our owners manual makes it sound like we shouldn't try to replace it ourselves. Dh has tons of experience replacing and installing home outlets and GCIF outlets how different would it be for the MH? I'd prefer him to do it, but not at the chance that he might damage our MH.
__________________

__________________
momoflots21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-20-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
njs42's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Federal Way, Wa.
Posts: 2,901
You may find the outside outlet is on the same circuit as the bath or kitchen or both. If so it would be redundant to place one outside. I have a regular outlet (RV type) outside same with my stick house---the GFCI's are inside on the same circuit. Unless the GFCI outlet is different, in shape or some other manner in a 1995 MH then it is no problem to replace one----the new goes in just the same as the old that you remove. Black to Black, White to White and so on. It is not uncommon for them to get more sensitive as they grow older.
__________________

__________________
I do all my own stunts
03 Dolphin LX 6355, Workhorse W22, 8.1 vortec, 04 CR-V, Blue Ox, Brake Pro----Norm, Barb and
Doc(He's a PhD)
njs42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 12:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
tmar10's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Ford Super Duty Owner
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Four Oaks, NC
Posts: 502
The outside outlet runs off of one of your GFI's. Probably the bathroom.
__________________
Thomas & Betty w/Bailey & Gypsy (our fur-bearing masters)
07 Bounder 35e (F53)
07 Nissan Frontier or 2010 FLSTC toad
tmar10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 12:45 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
njs42's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Federal Way, Wa.
Posts: 2,901
With the electricity turned off--of course.
__________________
I do all my own stunts
03 Dolphin LX 6355, Workhorse W22, 8.1 vortec, 04 CR-V, Blue Ox, Brake Pro----Norm, Barb and
Doc(He's a PhD)
njs42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 12:59 PM   #5
Member
 
MrIguana's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tiffin OH
Posts: 63
Hit the "test" button on the kitchen and/or bathroom GFI and see if the outside outlet still has power. If it does, you'll need to wire one in. Don't forget to hit "reset" when you are done.
__________________
1989 Winnebago Warrior 27' 460 V8
1975 Dodge Sportsman 23' built in Toledo OH
2006 EZ-Go custom painted Golf Cart.
MrIguana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 12:59 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
RickO's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Litchfield Park, Arizona
Posts: 10,530
Quote:
Originally Posted by njs42 View Post
You may find the outside outlet is on the same circuit as the bath or kitchen or both. If so it would be redundant to place one outside. I have a regular outlet (RV type) outside same with my stick house---the GFCI's are inside on the same circuit. Unless the GFCI outlet is different, in shape or some other manner in a 1995 MH then it is no problem to replace one----the new goes in just the same as the old that you remove. Black to Black, White to White and so on. It is not uncommon for them to get more sensitive as they grow older.
Ditto. I would suspect that your outside switch is protected by one of your inside GCFI switches although it appears to be a regular outlet. At any rate, replacing outlets with GCFI in a MH should be a snap.

BTW, putting the year, make and model of your rig in your signature line can help others help you without them having to go to your profile to get the information.

Good luck...

Rick
__________________
Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD
RickO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 01:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
RELHUB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 279
If the outside outlet receives power from a GFI on the inside then you are protected and do not need to have another GFI outside.

If you want to find the circuit it is on then plug a radio or a light in your outside power and trip your GFI inside the MH to see which one controls the power outside.
__________________
GRV We love to Roam
2013 Georgetown
RELHUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 07:35 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 181
I would be willing to bet that if you checked, the outside receptacle is hooked to a GFCI receptacle inside the rig and is protected by that.
__________________
tvman44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,832
The outside outlet is GFCI, Likely the one in the bathroom powers both it and the kitchen. (However it could be the other one)

IF your RV is new enough to have GFCI outelts, then the code requires it for the outside.. However the oulet itself need not be a GFCI unit..

Breaker box======GFCI-Outelet======GFCI-Protected-outelet====GFCI Protected outelet

And so on I have One GFCI in my rig but FIVE outlets are GFCI Protected, You trip the one and all five go dead.
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 09:44 AM   #10
Member
 
momoflots21's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 32
Wow, thanks for all the great information! Sure is appreciated!!

Going to go try to set up a signature
__________________

__________________
momoflots21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
electrical



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need some electrical help with running a new 30A outlet schupaul iRV2.com General Discussion 23 10-01-2010 09:06 AM
Electrical Outlet chevy604 MH-General Discussions & Problems 13 08-20-2010 06:18 PM
Bedroom Electrical Outlet roadwarriorz Monaco Owner's Forum 9 08-19-2010 07:16 PM
electrical outlet for heat tape Brewer & Nancy Excel Owner's Forum 8 10-14-2009 09:36 PM
First Time Owner, Electrical Outlet Issue ATLFleetWood RV Systems & Appliances 18 09-02-2009 10:28 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.