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Trailer wiring

Postby speedracer170 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:57 am

Looking at wiring up 120v in my new trailer, what would be the best option? I'm only looking at running an A/C or heater, microwave (not at the same time as the a/c and heater), tv/dvd setup, and maybe small stuff. Was looking at doing a 30A shore power inlet into a breaker box inside the trailer and maybe two plugs in the front and at least one in the very back in the cargo area.
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Re: Trailer wiring

Postby JazMan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:47 pm

Sounds like a good plan, I would do a few more outlets, 2 front, 2 middle and 2 toward the back. That way you always have a outlet close at hand !!!
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Re: Trailer wiring

Postby speedracer170 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:35 am

Can I just run one 20 amp breaker for a plug in the very front and then one in the very back, then run a 15 amp breaker for the outher four outlets or how would that need to work? Also is there a special ground you have to do since this is a trailer?
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Re: Trailer wiring

Postby JazMan » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:52 am

If it was me I would wire up a Disconnect with a 30 amp, that feeds the rest of the breakers, 20 amps ( or whatever would be needed ) for the Air Conditioner / Heater and then 15 amp breakers for the outlets and lights. Wiring would be the same as for any outdoor location, 3 wire, green for ground, should have Ground Fault Breakers using conduit to run the wiring. All wiring to be kept separate from the low voltage ( 12 Volt ) wiring.
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Re: Trailer wiring

Postby Lucky13 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:41 pm

speedracer170 wrote:Can I just run one 20 amp breaker for a plug in the very front and then one in the very back, then run a 15 amp breaker for the outher four outlets or how would that need to work? Also is there a special ground you have to do since this is a trailer?

Jeff has the right idea. Have you also considered lighting?
I'd be skeptical of GFI breakers/outlets. If the ground isn't up to standard, no power.
I've wired a similar setup for a friends hot water heater. You can get a box, breakers, wiring and outlets from the usual (Homo Depot, Louwies) .
I can help if you'd like but we all know my mechanic skills. :roll:
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Re: Trailer wiring

Postby kz2zx » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:19 pm

Lucky13 wrote:
speedracer170 wrote:I can help if you'd like but we all know my mechanic skills. :roll:


Good thing you don't work on jets, huh?
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Re: Trailer wiring

Postby Lucky13 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:49 pm

kz2zx wrote:
Lucky13 wrote:
speedracer170 wrote:I can help if you'd like but we all know my mechanic skills. :roll:


Good thing you don't work on jets, huh?

Yup, good thing.
I take it you don't know my day job, Dave.
Or you're just being cheeky like everyone else.
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Re: Trailer wiring

Postby JazMan » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:40 am

Lucky13 wrote:
kz2zx wrote:
Lucky13 wrote:
speedracer170 wrote:I can help if you'd like but we all know my mechanic skills. :roll:


Good thing you don't work on jets, huh?

Yup, good thing.
I take it you don't know my day job, Dave.
Or you're just being cheeky like everyone else.


This is the Arroyo Forum, of course he is being cheeky, it is a requirement around here !!!! Anyhow who cares about your day job, we all love you for your night job !!!!
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Re: Trailer wiring

Postby mesches » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:42 am

JazMan wrote:we all love you for your night job !!!!

Does that involve being "cheeky" too?
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