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Old 04-09-2021, 05:58 AM   #1
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Would be advantageous to install a 50 amp circuit at home?
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Would be advantageous to install a 50 amp circuit at home?
Even a 30A will run one A/C, if you don't need A/C a 15A is enough to keep batteries topped off, run the fridge and other house loads.

All I have close by is a 15A so that's what I use. If I'm in there on a hot day and want A/C I just fire off the generator. Since that needs to be exercised periodically anyway it checks the box.

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Depends on what you want to do (power-wise) while at home. A 50A outlet is great if you want to be able to use all the facilities of the coach while there, but something less is fine if it is mostly just stored there wit only occasional use of the interior. As Mark says, 30A will run an a/c and the usual lights & such. And if you just need to keep the batteries up and maybe do some occasional maintenance inside, a 15A or 20A outlet is adequate.
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I installed a 50 amp service with water and sewer for our RV port at our WI home. When guests come, They have a choice to stay in the motorhome for some privacy. The home we bought in AZ already had a 30 and 50 amp service with sewer and water. When our son visits with his coach, he can setup next to our home. Having a second residence at each home works well for guests.
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If you have room for 50 amp in your electrical panel then I highly recommend it.
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Our 50amp home connection is handy and allows full use of coach.
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At our old house we made due with a 15 amp circuit, had to watch what we plugged in.



Built a new house and I went crazy with 50 amp circuits. First installed an RV type panel 50/30/20 that I used while building the house. Then I installed a 50 amp in the garage, and another one on the outside corner of the garage. Just built a new RV Garage and put another 50 amp in there along with water and sewer. Glad I did it all!!!!

The cost of a 50 amp will depend on the location of your service panel and where you want the 50 amp plug and whether it is interior or exterior location. If the location is remote from your house the cable will have to buried which will also add cost.
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50 amp will give you full use of all the features of your rig and when the day comes that you have an EV or plug in hybrid in the driveway you can use the power point to recharge.
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You got a nice RV so don't cheap out and put in anything less than a 50a service. That way you will be able to use everything in your RV without worry. It's like going to a campground and taking a site with only a 15a service cause a 50a costs more.
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I have 50a, water, sewer, cable tv, wifi outside and inside my rv garage. Sperate circuits. You won't be sorry.
We have a place to stay in between trips.
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As mentioned above a 50 amp outlet will give you full use of your 50 amp RV. I have a 50 amp outlet in my storage shed, and while 30 amps would work just as well 90% of the time, there is that other 10% such as when I want to run the upright carpet cleaner and the air conditioner at the same time.
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If you have to do a full installation anyway and your main panel will support the load the difference in cost is negligible. Go with the full two leg 50 amp service and don't look back.
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If you have to do a full installation anyway and your main panel will support the load the difference in cost is negligible. Go with the full two leg 50 amp service and don't look back.
Thanks for all of the responses.
After all the votes have been tabulated, it looks like I will be adding a 50 amp circuit. It will located inside the garage not be very far (about 10 feet) from the service panel. The cord from the coach will reach the outlet.
Water is also very close. Sewer....well that may take a backseat since that is located 50 feet from the coach.

Again- thanks for all of your guidance.
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