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Old 04-11-2016, 08:20 PM   #11
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I don't understand why you keep saying temporary or you don't plan on needing power once your build is finished?

The 50amp plug-in I want to install on the outside is going to be permanent and will stay where I put it, I don't want to put more holes in the outside skin then I need to, so I won't be moving it. But on the inside I'll be tearing out the bus wall and floor then insulating and building the inside. Once I get the inside framed in I'll be permanent mounting an "inverter-converter-charger" plus main power panel So I'll have the power I want. HOWEVER for now I just want a small movable fuse box inside so I can have power to run my tools Most people I know call it a "spider power box" that is what will be temporary for the near future.
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this is what you are asking for:

Marinco (6152SPPRV-25) 25' 50-Amp Cordset – The RV Parts House

and this

https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...CVQQ8wII6QIwBQ
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:16 PM   #13
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No, the one I was looking at was a little bit more robust and commercial grade But the question I was asking was where do you install it, as in below the floor line where it's open to the elements on the back or above the floor line into the sealed body of the bus. I know it's on the driver side in the back half , I will be using 4 gage wire once again overkill. But once again it's An above or below the floor line installation point question.
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it depends on the what you buy. the one pictured would go above the floor as the back of that plug does not look weather tight.

i'd install a deep electrical box extender on the inside of the bus and transition to conduit from the extender box to your breaker box.

then you can install breakers and add the 15A plugins as needed.

if you had a weather tight plug and installed under the skirt, you could go go up to the floor with more cord, but then into conduit and to the same breaker panel as before.

my 20 amp battery charger is wired through the skirt and up through the floor.
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Most just install the inlet on the outer body at the rear of the bus. My Marinco inlet is weather proof and works real well. It's designed for marine use.
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Nice link.

Also, be aware that in a bus/RV application your breaker box should be a "branch box" with separate neutral and ground bus bars. The neutrals and grounds should only come together at the main (shore power) panel.
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just for fun

here's most of the rest of the parts needed after the vehicle plug

the load center box

Square D Homeline 100 Amp 20-Space 40-Circuit Indoor Main Plug-On Neutral Breaker Load Center with Cover - Value Pack-HOM2040M100PCVP - The Home Depot

with a couple of these breakers, 1 for main, 1 for your spyder connection

Square D Homeline 50 Amp 2-Pole Circuit Breaker-HOM250CP - The Home Depot

and this for a 110 plug circuit

Square D Homeline 20 Amp Single-Pole Circuit Breaker-HOM120CP - The Home Depot

and an outlet for your spyder

50 Amp 125/250-Volt NEMA 14-50R Flush Mount Power Outlet - Black-3894CC6 - The Home Depot


and just a 110 outlet

Leviton 20 Amp 125-Volt Duplex Self-Test GFCI Outlet - White-R12-GFNT2-0RW - The Home Depot


add in boxes, conduit, fittings and wire
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That load center looks like it has the combined neutral/ground bar. You want separate bars. A main breaker is redundant - the shore power panel breaker (or unplugging) is your main disconnect.

Your inlet should be a male plug, not a female. With that inlet you'll have to make an extension cord with two male ends. If someone happens to plug into shore power first the male prongs on the bus end will be hot and easy to grab on to. I'd recommend a twist lock inlet that matches existing RV extension cords (like the Marinco).
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An extension cord like that would sure be good for poking people.

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