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Old 06-18-2016, 05:53 AM   #21
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OK, my outlet is the 15 amp, so I would need to change that out?
Unfortunately it is not quite that simple. Typically the wire used would be 12 gauge for 20 amps and 14 for 15 amps but even if you verified that 12 gauge was used there is more to consider. Generally, I was talking about a dedicated 20 amp outlet (such as the one for my central vac). Of course if there is something else on the same circuit and you are drawing 20 amps for your camper, then you should expect that to overload the circuit. There are a few other issues to consider also but the bottom line is, I would stick with the 15 amp plan. If you do want to get a 20 amp outlet, get a licensed electrician to at least look at it. Improperly wiring your house can lead to a fire.
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If you do want to get a 20 amp outlet, get a licensed electrician to at least look at it. Improperly wiring your house can lead to a fire.
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