Hi all. Long time lurker, first-time poster.
I'm finalizing the blueprints for my mini skoolie. I want to be able to park my bus outside of someone's house and dry dock (run an electrical cord from their house to power my bus). My dad tells me that as far as he knows, all outdoor electrical 110 outlets are run off of 15 or 20 amp circuits from the house. So I'm thinking that I need to plan my bus' wiring accordingly.
I plan on having three 110 plugs in my bus. Primary one would be in my "kitchen area" which could run a blender, toaster, crock pot, etc. The second one would be by my desk/work area where I'd keep a lamp plugged in as well as for my laptop. The last would be by my sleeping area where it'd mainly be used as a recharge station for my phone and tablet. I also want to install 2 roof vent fans.
Questions I have:
- If I'm expecting to plug into a 15 or 20 amp house outdoor outlet, do you keep all these things on one circuit?
- What type of wiring do you use in buses? My dad doesn't think house Romex wire should be used. He's thinking automotive wire. What gauge is usually prescribed?
- If I'm cooking in the kitchen using, for example, a toaster oven and possibly an overhead fan, will all the other appliances (like my laptop) have to be turned off/not used so I don't blow a fuse?