July 9, 2018, 11:48pm
I want to buy a used MH for my park.
The problem is that the MH is 50 amp while the park electric load is 30 amp per space.
I’m planning to use the Dogbone electric adapter to adapter from 30 amp to 50 amp.
Do you think HCD will give me a problem during the inspection?
You can ask them in advance when pulling permit. You want something that won’t cause a complaint later from buyer or tenant
I’m curious. What kind of MH only draws 50 amps?? Does that mean no electric heat or AC?
July 10, 2018, 4:22pm
fyi if your new home draws more amps then your pedestal is wired for you could burn it down , a pedestal upgrade only cost between 500 to 1,500 dollars in my area . it would be in your best interest to bump up to 100 amp , more is better then less . please call a electrician first
July 10, 2018, 6:04pm
Thank you everyone for your great advise.
I talked to the inspector and found that I need to upgrade the electrical.
I will bump it up to 100 amp per Lths’s suggestion.
July 10, 2018, 6:07pm
Yes, HCD will give you a problem. Adapters are not code.
July 10, 2018, 6:36pm
Bumping up to 100 amps might not be as easy as it sounds. Are you aware to the mobile home park utility upgrade program?
July 11, 2018, 4:30pm
@CAmhp, I’m not aware of an upgrade program. What is that?
July 11, 2018, 4:41pm
The California utility companies are slowly taking master metered systems over. They finished the first 3 years of the program. They are starting round 2.
July 12, 2018, 11:32am
Thanks for answer. I didn’t realize this was discussing a California park. Since I am upgrading my electric services I was of course interested, but I am in Texas.