Operational expenses are part of doing business, so using the cost of gas as a reason that no one will come out is, IMO, weak. Where do you live?
I was of course, only speculating as to why six electricians were not interested in this project. It was not anyone’s stated reason. I did speak to an unlicensed electrician (in this state) yesterday and he said that it was a liability issue in his opinion. No one wanted to do it, he thought, because it was just not cut and dried like other stuff they do. All I kneow was…. when I explained what I wanted, everyone passed.
Jman, your ideas are helpful, thanks.
Richard, I certainly thankyou for your treatise on generator vs on-site power and it was most useful for that purpose, but I was not asking that and I recognize that my ignorance in electricity begets my inability to ask appropriate questions.
Uncle Vic, the voltage drop issue is also important to me, thanks.
What I was asking was "What should the shore line look like?" For instance, the original shore line on this Airstream is a 30 amp cord. This cord, of course, was originally wired right to the box that was original to this trailer and presumably carried enough electricity to power whatever appliances were indigenous to this trailer. Now that I am going to run a coffee maker, an espresso machine, a fridge, a freezer, an ice machine, a microwave, and one or two other minor appliances along with lights, etc., it strikes me I need more power than that….maybe not. The question is, if I do, how do I get it there.? If there were, say a 50 amp outlet available, and I had a 50 amp shore line I could simply plug in. But it doesn’t seem like I should install such a line as I would be limiting myself. What for instance, would I do if I only had access to a regular outlet, or two, or three? What then… abunch of extension cords and forget my breaker box. I heard from one fellow a while ago who runs, presumably, three cords (lines) to three twenty amp breakers? And forgive me, how do you do that? Rewire the box each time?
Anyway, I’m off to the electric supply house to bother them with these questions. They will just deny they gave me any advice anyway if my Airstream resembles a roman candle one day.