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Old 08-16-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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rv hookup to house

just wondering if there is anybody out there that hooks up there rv to there house for power and how are you able to do it

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Old 08-16-2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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Flukey, Yes you can depending on amps of outlet you plug into. I take my 50amp cord and put on a plug reducer to 30amp and then put on a 15 amp reducer so it will plug into a 15 amp outlet which is in my garage. REMEMBER you can only turn on 15amps of electric usage in the RV. NO airconditioner! I just use it to keep house batteries charged and a few odds and ends.

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:02 PM   #3
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Ran a 50 amp RV connection to the end of the garage for when the father shows up.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #4
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I have wired a 30 amp receptacle at my house and a 50 amp at the shed I park the motorhome at at my sister's place. An electrician can wire what you need at your house if you have excess capacity. Some electricians are not familiar with RV wiring. Make sure yours knows what he/she is doing. You do not want to end up with 220 volts on a 30 amp receptacle.........ronspradley
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:02 PM   #5
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Are you trying to power the house off the RV or the RV off the house?

Second one first: Since you ask how, I assume you do not know how, Thus I will recommend you hire a professional electrician and have him install a 50 amp RV outlet near where you park the rig. NOT a 30, a 50.. The reason is I've seen far too many electricans screw up a 30 amp install, almost never hear of a 50 done wrong.

If you want to use the generator in the RV to power the house. Then it's a bit more involved.

I installed a 30 amp outlet in my rig, *Properly protected with a breaker" it feeds a 30 amp INLET on the back of the hosue which in turn feed a GENERATOR TRNSFER PANEL which was professional installed.

Worked great, NO central air but the furance worked as did the Fridge, Freezer, Selected lights, computers and televisions/radios.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:43 PM   #6
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I power my Rv with a 50 amp outdoor box, just plug it in when I bring it home before a trip.
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  • We are sitting in our daughters back yard as we speak. We have to be careful what we try to run. If the A/C is on, we can't make a pot of coffee. Pops her breaker every time. She tells us the electric bill is not that much more when we are visiting.
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We have a 50 amp outlet I installed from the house service. Needed to make room for the braker by doubling up some low use brakers. Ran #6 wire to the plug just for extra kick.
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I installed an 50 amp park box on the side of my garage, paved a parking spot and have water and cable. My septic tank is right by the RV so I have a place to dump my tanks too. We usually have one of the AC units on set at 85 so we can keep the RV stocked without worring about food supplies getting cooked when we are at home. The basics are always stocked and that way we can hook up and go without much prep time. The grandkids get a kick out of "camping" in our back yard---as long as the TV cable is hooked up.
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Had electrician run a 50 amp service out to the pad where I park the RV. Next had plumber run a both fresh water and sewer connections.

Now if I can get the DW to allow me cut down one tree and pour a concrete pad.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:16 PM   #12
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i have a 20 amp plug in in my shop that i plug my class c into with no problem run my roof air when working on it and when using it as a dog house,after 30 years sometimes i get on the dw nerves,never had a problem even with the temp over 90 degrees and the a/c never cycling down.
i leave it plugged i when i'm not using the shop to keep the coach battery up.
i have a 15 amp plugin on my power pole in my yard and it will run the a/c ok and the fridge have camped in there when first got it to ck it out and see what we forgot to put in our stash of goodies.
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I am building a new house now. I had 2, 50 amp services put in. 1 in the back and the other on the side of the house. Codes are an issue when you are doing something new. Had to bump the service up to 200 amp. Since the house is on a slab, the back service had to go thru the attic and had to be in a conduit that would not expand or contract. About 1K for the hook ups and all the additional changes. I know I could of done it for less $ myself, but I did not want to tackle the issue. Much easier to do everything as the house was being built.
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Had electrician run a 50 amp service out to the pad where I park the RV. Next had plumber run a both fresh water and sewer connections.

Now if I can get the DW to allow me cut down one tree and pour a concrete pad.
I already cut down about 60 trees just to build our house and garage and septic system. Cutting dow a few more for the RV was not an issue. Only have about 200 trees left so I could probaly cut one down and DW would never miss it. The hurrican took out one of my 60 ft. hickory trees for me---got plenty of wood for the campfire now.

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