RV receptacle

Old 07-02-15, 10:24 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Treasure Valley, Idaho
Posts: 34
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
RV receptacle

I need to put in service for our rv and have worked mfg maintenance, so have some electrical background (DC to 480). I have a 100 amp sub panel in basement fed from 200 amp main panel. There is also another 100 amp sub panel in garage. The rv is 160 feet from sub panel in basement and my question is the best way to do this. I'm considering a sub panel near carport with rv and then a short run to rv pedestal. Will the inspectors not like so many sub panels? Should I just run to rv pedestal in conduit from existing sub panel? Is it electrician time for a consultation? One last question - on an rv pedestal with a 50/30/and 20GFCI is it fed with 50 amps or one circuit for each outlet?
Old 07-02-15, 10:58 AM
ray2047's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 29,711
Upvotes: 0
Received 15 Upvotes on 13 Posts
No limit on subpanels and since you need three separate circuits for the pedestal a sub panel makes the most since. Probably a 60 amp circuit using #6 copper for the two hots and neutral and #10 for the ground. You may need to go larger if you plan to use the 30a and 50a at the same time.
Old 07-03-15, 03:54 AM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wet side of Washington state.
Posts: 16,321
Received 39 Upvotes on 31 Posts
IF the RV pedestal has integrated circuit breakers for the 30 and 20 ampere receptacles then you only need one feed to the pedestal. If the 50 ampere receptacle also has an integrated circuit breaker I would suggest a 60 ampere feeder circuit.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: