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Old 10-31-2020, 05:54 PM   #1
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Outside Receptacle

Our new TT space doesn't have a 110 receptical. Is it ok to plug our heated water hose into the outside TV receptical?
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Old 10-31-2020, 05:57 PM   #2
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Is the tv receptacle 120 volt? You might want to figure out what circuit it is on, but otherwise the only problem I see is: What is a heated water hose? Edit: I just figured it out. Now the question is how many watts.

Also, I'd check that the outlet is GFCI protected, but I would assume it would be.
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Old 10-31-2020, 07:09 PM   #3
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A heated water hose is, it has a heat strip down the intire length to keep it from freezing.
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If your TT is plugged then the outside receptacle can be used by any 120V Appliance up to 15A draw
**Outside receptacle will be daisy chained with other outlets so that 15A applies to ALL items using that same circuit
Yes that Outside Outlet will be GFCI Protected
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Old 11-01-2020, 08:58 AM   #5
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Yes that Outside Outlet will be GFCI Protected
I would test it to be sure. You don't even need a tester--just trip the GFCI(s).
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A heated water hose is, it has a heat strip down the intire length to keep it from freezing.
I figured that out when I did the edit, but what threw me off was the language of plugging the hose into an outlet.
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I would test it to be sure. You don't even need a tester--just trip the GFCI(s).
2001 Edition of NFPA 70 551.41 (C) has required GFCI in Kitchen Sink Area, Bathroom Sink/Shower Area and Exterior Outlets on 15A/20A circuits

RIVA follows NFPA and RV MFGs must follow RIVA to have their Seal

Course once sold.....owners have a tendency to 'Modify' their RVs including deleting GFCIs (vs IDng actual source of 'tripping' issues)
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Course once sold.....owners have a tendency to 'Modify' their RVs including deleting GFCIs
That would be my concern, along with possible mis-wiring at the factory somehow. I've seen new houses mis-wired and pass inspection. Since the checking easy . . ..
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I'm mostly worried about rain while it's plugged in. How weather tight are the outside receptcial?
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I'm mostly worried about rain while it's plugged in. How weather tight are the outside receptcial?
They are only 'weather resistant' when cover is closed
Cover has to be opened in order to plug into receptacle

Plug in use it....
IF...IF it trips then you may have to cover with plastic etc

But don't go down the rabbit hole wondering 'What If'
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Can't you plug it in at the campground power post ? Even if you need to use a heavy duty extension cord. There are weatherproof covers available for where you join the cords.
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Can't you plug it in at the campground power post ? Even if you need to use a heavy duty extension cord. There are weatherproof covers available for where you join the cords.
Excellent suggestion. That post is probably in closer proximity to the water line than the RV outlet. It is on mine.
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Can't you plug it in at the campground power post ? Even if you need to use a heavy duty extension cord. There are weatherproof covers available for where you join the cords.
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Excellent suggestion. That post is probably in closer proximity to the water line than the RV outlet. It is on mine.
OP stated in 1st post
Our new TT space doesn't have a 110 receptical.

Hence the OPs question about using the TT external Outlet
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Old 11-02-2020, 03:55 PM   #14
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OP stated in 1st post
Our new TT space doesn't have a 110 receptical.

Hence the OPs question about using the TT external Outlet
Hey, we're old. You expect us to remember something from two days ago! ;-)

Seriously, I seldom re-read an entire thread before responding to a new post.

But here's an alternative idea that borrows from the other idea, assuming this spot is used more than the current stay. If they're hooked to 50 amp and the pedestal also has a 30 amp outlet, a 30 to 15 dogbone. I have such a thing just so I can check continuity with my $5 tester rather than my $100+ device.
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