Adding a 30 Amp RV plug in

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Old 08-08-02, 01:55 PM
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Adding a 30 Amp RV plug in

Hello,
I want to put a line in so my RV has a power line for itsself. I bought a 30 amp breaker and 60 ft of # 8 3 wire white red black.
In my box I have room for the 30 amp breaker begin that this #8 3 wire does not have a ground wire
would I just hook up RED from breaker and White and Black to the neutral bus bar?
Does the plug end to the RV have to be wired a certain way I have ground with White wire Red & Black to other lugs.
 
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Old 08-08-02, 02:02 PM
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By the rules you should have purchased 8/2 wg. I am not sure how the code guys feel about remarking wires smaller than a number 6. There are rules about it. You may need to paint the conductors. I would put black to breaker, white to neutral and remark the other as ground wire. Yes, the trailer needs to be the same. Polarity is important. White is not ground,, its neutral. Is this wire UF? Underground? It must be but I dont remember seeing that in UF.
 
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Old 08-08-02, 08:11 PM
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PBSMAN, go visit http://www.escapees.com/

They have an active forum there that can tell you exactly how to hook it up, from what I've read there in the past, what seems like the 'right way' may not be, and doing it wrong can cause serious damage to your RV's electrical system.
 
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I looked up that thread just out of curiosity. It appears about only one guy has a clue and a couple are outright dangerous!!! There is only one way to wire this circuit correctly (the connections). Hot, N, and G Hypothetically you could connect to a 4 wire dryer plug if you didnt connect one hot lead,,, but all that is amateur speculation,,, especially on that site. I didnt read all of it but there was one electrician on there reffering to the NEC which was correct.
 
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Old 08-08-02, 09:51 PM
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Even clearer,,, 30 amp SINGLE POLE breaker, Hot, N, G Min number 10 wire.
 
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We need to be careful on this post, some RVs are 220 volt wired and some are 110 volt wired in the RV panel inside the RV. Make sure which you have then we can give more accurate suggestions.

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