Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
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 06-11-2014, 12:32 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 4
Newbie Checking in from OK- with lots of electrical questions!

Hey everyone,
The hubby and I traded in our 2012 Keystone Vantage for an 2005 Keystone Challenger back in december and have been remodeling it to make it ours.
We have some bad electrical outlets we need to replace, can we just use a normal residential outlet? and if we wanted to update to GFCI plugs is that possible? None of the plugs in the entire RV are GFCI.
I will post some pics of our project when I get the chance
Any advice is much appreciated!

Thanks,
Aubre and Robert
__________________

__________________
2005 Keystone Challenger 29RK
2005 Dodge Ram 2500
2Champs 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 06-11-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
myshaggydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: At various Florida State Parks.
Posts: 967
Welcome to the Forum and I am sure you will enjoy your RV. I don't see any reason why you couldn't replace your old plugs with new one from the home depot or Lowe's as long as the old RV plugs have a ground wire. Normally, a GFCI plug is installed near a sink or where you draw water per Stick and Brick codes in some cities/States. I wouldn't replace all your plugs with GFCI's.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge will also comment.

Best of luck.
__________________

__________________
George and Brenda
2005 Newmar Dutch Star 3810, Spartan with CAT7
2013 Honda Fit
myshaggydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 01:54 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,214


Outlets from Lowes or Home Depot might even be superior to what you had. Many RV outlets are cheap with only push connections instead of screw terminals. Any UL approved GFI can replace a bad/missing one in your RV. Most RVs are wired with a GFI as the first step directly wired from service panel, then one or two more outlets wired 'piggy back' on the GFI so they are also protected. It's not necessary to locate GFI outlet at a sink just so the outlet near sink is protected 'upstream' by the GFI.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 02:07 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
hondavalk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 210
There probably isn't an electrical box that your GFI is mounted in. Typically there self contained units that are also shallower then a standard outlet.
__________________
hondavalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 02:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by hondavalk View Post
There probably isn't an electrical box that your GFI is mounted in. Typically there self contained units that are also shallower then a standard outlet.
I believe that RVIA standards require outlets and 120 v switches be inclosed in boxes, just like house building codes. The boxes might be shallower, but still all connections are to be enclosed, just as in a home.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 07:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 6,295
Welcome and glad to meet you!

I would be shocked if you don't already have GFI protection. They would most likely be located in an electrical panel somewhere just like in a house. As stated already, except for shallower boxes, the receptacles themselves are interchangeable.
__________________
FMCA #F431170, GS #822128658, Escapees SKP #112655
2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Class B
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 08:01 PM   #7
Community Moderator
 
bdickson's Avatar


 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wherever the rig is parked
Posts: 7,401
__________________
Bruce Dickson 2013 Thor Challenger 37GT, 5 Star Tune, Safe-T-Plus Steering Control with Air Trim, Roadmaster front and rear Sway Bars, SuperSteer rear Track Bar, Crossfires, 2012 Honda CRV on Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar. Full timers since Jan 2012.
bdickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 08:26 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Nuclear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 335
Welcome! I'm sure you will get your questions answered.
__________________
2017 Forest River Sunseeker MBS 2400w
2000 Monaco La Palma, F53 V10
2011 Ford Escape
Nuclear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 08:29 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
homeless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: http://binged.it/1KdDqKO
Posts: 2,313
Blog Entries: 1
howdy
homeless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 08:48 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Gadget63's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fair Play, SC
Posts: 986
Send a message via AIM to Gadget63 Send a message via Yahoo to Gadget63
Howdy from SC and welcome to the forums. Congrats on the new RV too
__________________
Richie, Rose and our Australian Terrier Harley
2004 Bounder 35R, 2012 ACME EZtow,2012 Kia Rio Hatchback
Gadget63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 09:11 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 10,421


Glad to have you here with us. The GFI plug in my coach is in the bathroom by the sink. I'd be very surprised if you don't have a GFI anywhere.
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi, Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 09:44 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 847
Welcome to the irv2 gang! I know this may be something you've already tried, but thought I'd toss it out there if it helps. I haven't tried putting a link in my posting before, so if the link below does not work, just try keystonerv.com and look under contacts (menu at upper right of page). They have an owner relations call center open from 10 AM to 4 PM EST. Their customer service folks might be able to mail or email you a wiring diagram and answer some questions.

http://www.keystonerv.com/mobile/contact/contact-us

Otherwise, there are a lot of folks in these forums that know more than I'll ever learn about remodeling and electrical "how to." Good luck and enjoy your travels when you can hit the road!
__________________
Hudgens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 10:19 PM   #13
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,939

Good luck with your project.
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 06:33 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Chiefbvfd's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Buffalo, IA
Posts: 2,825
Welcome...
__________________

__________________
Terry & Brenda - From the Iowa Banks of the Mighty Mississippi
2011 Winnie Journey 34y, Freightliner / Cummins , 2012 Chevy Colorado Toad





Chiefbvfd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
electrical, newbie



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
A handful of newbie questions pdmlynek iRV2.com General Discussion 18 08-27-2014 06:18 AM
Newbie with questions about floor plans ChristySocol Class A Motorhome Discussions 8 04-14-2014 07:59 PM
Newbie questions: 1998 Sea Breeze 1330 Limited Alain173 National RV Owner's Forum 3 03-18-2014 07:39 PM
Minor Electrical Issues Questions rv dreamer National RV Owner's Forum 13 03-17-2014 09:39 PM
2 Electrical Questions kdlee747 Monaco Owner's Forum 6 03-11-2014 10:33 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:59 PM.


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