Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Tech Issues: 50 amp RV outlet
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tech Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  Tech Issues

 > 50 amp RV outlet

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next
grizz272

frozen tundra, WI

Senior Member

Joined: 07/27/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/22/21 04:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the four wires. Right now the neutral and ground are connected together.

I will check to make sure the neutral is connected correctly in the circuit box though.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/22/21 09:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

grizz272 wrote:

I have the four wires. Right now the neutral and ground are connected together.

I will check to make sure the neutral is connected correctly in the circuit box though.


Are the Red, black and White 6ga? Green can be 6 or 8ga.


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

ScottG

Bothell Wa.

Senior Member

Joined: 02/25/2005

View Profile



Posted: 04/22/21 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Neutral and ground should only be connected together at the main panel.

grizz272

frozen tundra, WI

Senior Member

Joined: 07/27/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/22/21 11:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am not sure of the wire size.

You are right that the white and ground should not be connected but that is how they connected a 3 prong outlet to a 4 wire cable.

time2roll

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 03/21/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 04/22/21 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

grizz272 wrote:

I am not sure of the wire size.

You are right that the white and ground should not be connected but that is how they connected a 3 prong outlet to a 4 wire cable.
Put a wire nut on the neutral to keep it isolated from ground.
Ground-Neutral bond should only be made at the main panel.

Of course if you swap on a NEMA 14-50 the neutral will be connected but not to the ground.


2001 F150 SuperCrew
2006 Keystone Springdale 249FWBHLS
675w Solar pictures back up

Bobbo

Wherever I park

Senior Member

Joined: 09/16/2007

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/22/21 08:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

grizz272 wrote:

I have the four wires. Right now the neutral and ground are connected together.

I will check to make sure the neutral is connected correctly in the circuit box though.


Are the Red, black and White 6ga? Green can be 6 or 8ga.

I may be wrong, but I think the GROUND wire (bare or green) can even be 10g, per the NEC. Of course, local codes may differ.


Bobbo and Lin
2017 F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCab w/Max Tow Package 3.5l EcoBoost V6
2017 Airstream Flying Cloud 23FB


grizz272

frozen tundra, WI

Senior Member

Joined: 07/27/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/22/21 09:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NEMA 14-50 has been ordered. Now to find some wire. I try and buy local when I can. Nobody had 50 amp rv outlet. One hardware store had never even heard of it.

ScottG

Bothell Wa.

Senior Member

Joined: 02/25/2005

View Profile



Posted: 04/22/21 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Home Depot has them - that's where I got the last one.
Or Amazon.

CharlesinGA

South of Atlanta, Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 01/12/2016

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/22/21 11:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

grizz272 wrote:

NEMA 14-50 has been ordered. Now to find some wire. I try and buy local when I can. Nobody had 50 amp rv outlet. One hardware store had never even heard of it.


Its a NEMA 14-50 which is a standard receptacle and plug for electric ranges. Home Depot and Lowes and Menards all day long. Asking for the "RV outlet" is where you went wrong.

Charles


'03 Ram 2500 CTD, 5.9HO six speed std cab long bed Leer top and 2008 Bigfoot 25B21RB.. previously 2008 Thor/Dutchman Freedom Spirit 180. SOLD - 2007 Winnebago View 23H Motorhome.

bucky

Raleigh metro

Senior Member

Joined: 05/07/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/23/21 04:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So the receptacle and how it's wired is the difference between RV friendly 50 amp 2 leg 110 and whatever RVers plug into that fries all the ac things in their unit?
I have an electrician friend that did mine when we installed the whole house generator but I see a lot of do it yourself stuff done in the neighborhood without permits or inspections. Including a back feed outlet with no transfer switch on our house when we bought it.


2005 Cummins 3500 2WD LB quad cab dually pulling a 2014 Blue Ridge 3025RL


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Tech Issues

 > 50 amp RV outlet
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tech Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.