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Old 05-13-2014, 01:19 PM   #11
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Thanks for those very helpful posts, everyone.

Donna D., that sticky thread on the Casita forum was also enlightening about the dangers of getting it wrong.

We're going to go with a 30 amp connection. As well as handling our trailer without issues, it will enable RVers we know to come and "camp" in our driveway without tripping breakers or putting their appliances at risk.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:35 PM   #12
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I know nothing about electrical, but I really wish I had a septic dump at home.
Twice I've had to use the sani-dump at the only nearby campground, where they charge $16.50 to dump, camping extra.
Handy when you just don't feel like lining up for your turn and when winterizing.
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If you come through Mission on your way home they have a Municipal one that is free. It's in the industrial area at the foot of the Mission Bridge.

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Old 05-13-2014, 09:52 PM   #13
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30 amps will let you have full use of your trailer and everything in it. Be aware if you are planning on visitors, that the very large RVs have 50 amp service. They can still use 30, they just can't turn on everything at once. I wouldn't spend the money since it's mostly for your Escape.

Also, if you think you might have an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle in your future that you might want to park out there it might be worth laying the wires you will need now. It would be cheaper than trenching a second time to run more wire.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:53 PM   #14
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Thanks for those very helpful posts, everyone.

Donna D., that sticky thread on the Casita forum was also enlightening about the dangers of getting it wrong....
You are MORE than welcome. You'd think journeymen electricians would know the rules... but bad stuff can happen when dealing with RV issues. They ARE different. It's not about the plug... it's about the need!

Don't fry your electronics!
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Catchlight,

Since you decided on a 30A circuit, you may find this thread, especially jamman's links, useful: What size circuit at home for the Escape?.
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Thanks for the excellent link, abby. Very informative, and confirmed our choice.
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