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Old 05-18-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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electrical outlets

can i use regular house outlets or do i need a special kind. i took one out of my 85 cause its really hard to plug and unplug things. it dont look like a normal outlet thats why im asking, dont want to burn the thing down.
if i need special outlets where would i find them? i have looked all over.
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110 outlets are the same in a house or rv. If you see any difference it normally has to do with some having a different size ground spade. You will also probably find a couple of GFI plugs but they are easy to recognize as they have the reset button on them.
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The receptacles in my RV are not like "normal" home receptacles. The ones in the RV have no screws for attaching the wire but use a Vee shaped groove that the wires are pushed into. When I added a receptacle I used a household one with the screws. It must be a cost issue?
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The receptacles in my RV are not like "normal" home receptacles. The ones in the RV have no screws for attaching the wire but use a Vee shaped groove that the wires are pushed into. When I added a receptacle I used a household one with the screws. It must be a cost issue?
mine are just like yours with the Vee shaped groove.
ill go to the hardware store tomorrow and replace the 2 in the back bedroom.
thanks for the info.
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The only differences are these

House outlets are designed to be installed using a box.. RV outlets usually are not

The "Depth" of the box may be "Shallow" (There is a special shalow box it's only about half as deep as the standard one, and you need a special shallow outlet to use it)

Home depot, Lowes, Minnards.. Joe's hardware,, All should have what you need.
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I personally also use the self-grounding outlets vs the cheaper non-self grounding units.
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