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Posted: 12/10/19 02:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please advise. Purchased a Ford Transit to travel in. Installed a 30 amp shore power with small converter and 4 115 20 amp circuits. Now I have to run branch 20 amp circuits for refrigerator, rooftop A/C, electric 2 burner stove and an outlet or two. Running the wire through the channel slots to destination. What kind of wire should I use ? Romex 12/2, Romex 12/2 uf, romex 12/2 in flex tubing or what other type is suitable for this.


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Posted: 12/10/19 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Romex 12/2 with ground in flex tubing

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Posted: 12/10/19 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I cut up extension cords, for the flexible wire.


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I used different color extension cords for the inverter circuit and the shore power circuit. And another color for 12 volt!

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If the channels are on the interior of the vehicle, not exposed to the elements, Romex (NM-H) in flex tubing or otherwise protected against abrasion and cutting and properly secured against flexing/vibration is fine and typical. If exposed outside, I'd probably prefer EMT with wires suitable for wet locations or liquid tight tubing or similar. Generally RV 120V wiring is not run where it is exposed to the elements if it can at all be avoided (e.g. for everything other than connecting to a built-in generator).





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Thanks for the reply. Happy traveling.

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Just don’t forget, you have to get that 120 volt service inspected. Doing so before you close it up will be a lot easier (read cheaper) to do.

Ditto if you install a fixed propane system and or plumbing.

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JaxDad wrote:

Just don’t forget, you have to get that 120 volt service inspected. Doing so before you close it up will be a lot easier (read cheaper) to do.

Ditto if you install a fixed propane system and or plumbing.


Interesting point. Who would be qualified to do these inspections?

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FunTwoDrv wrote:

JaxDad wrote:

Just don’t forget, you have to get that 120 volt service inspected. Doing so before you close it up will be a lot easier (read cheaper) to do.

Ditto if you install a fixed propane system and or plumbing.


Interesting point. Who would be qualified to do these inspections?

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JaxDad is from Canada. There is no requirement in the States for any inspections. However, any portable propane tank(s) may be inspected by a refiller to ensure the service date has not expired.

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Okay, thanks.

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