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Old 06-23-2020, 08:05 AM   #1
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Is there a preferred side for mounting shore power connections?

Is there a preferred side for mounting shore power connections? I mean which side of the vehicle? Passenger side or driver? Left or right?

And while I’m at it, I have seen a number of YouTube videos of people installing their 50 amp shore power connection which they run inside the vehicle, from the entry point, to main breaker, to breaker panel with a jacketed cord like one would use for connecting the vehicle to the supply pedestal. Isn’t that supposed to be run in conduit with individual conductors of stranded wire?
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You'll find the hookups on the drive-side at most (not all) RV parks, but if you're just using electricity and have an extension cord, it's really personal preference where you put your hookup.
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I also see most of the shore power hook-ups on the driver side so this is probably the accepted convention for whatever reason. I'll defer on the other matter to someone with actual electrical expertise.
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I'd go drivers side. PPL tend to hang out around the passenger side so I'd want all that on the other side.
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Is there a preferred side for mounting shore power connections? I mean which side of the vehicle? Passenger side or driver? Left or right?

And while Iím at it, I have seen a number of YouTube videos of people installing their 50 amp shore power connection which they run inside the vehicle, from the entry point, to main breaker, to breaker panel with a jacketed cord like one would use for connecting the vehicle to the supply pedestal. Isnít that supposed to be run in conduit with individual conductors of stranded wire?
Each wire in conduit is nice, and really the proper way, but the shore power cord is stranded and if in a protected place there is not really a problem useing it. It is what I did up to the circuit breaker panel. Do not put power cord in conduit.
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