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Old 03-08-2014, 08:23 PM   #1
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30/50 amp service

does anybody know if you can change over from 30 amp service to 50 amp service.The unit is a 2008 31RG denali fifth the fuse box is a wfco wf-89/30 and the power converter is a wfco 65amp model 9865 input 105-130vac
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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If you can you would still have to run new wiring from new circuit breakers in order to utilize the extra amps. Are you thinking of adding some big-draw stuff?
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heading to az in august for next winter was going to replace the bedroom roof vent with an extra ac unit and right now if i run the ac with say the micro wave or furnace kicks in be the same with the ac the breaker trips
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OK, it'll be fun hiding the wires though, won't it?
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ya thats going to be fun probably go with a unit hooked to an extension cord
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Those units are at least 20 amps so make sure your wire/plug is correct.
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going to contact an electrician I've had some different rv dealers say its as smile as changing the cord out to 10 g to convert it to 50 amp
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heading to az in august for next winter was going to replace the bedroom roof vent with an extra ac unit and right now if i run the ac with say the micro wave or furnace kicks in be the same with the ac the breaker trips
Next winter in Arizona doesn't start until January of February so you'll have plenty of time to get it figured out.

I would think the blower motor on the furnace would be 12 volt. If so, the furnace wouldn't add to the AC current consumption.

However, the second A/C unit certainly will and will be appreciated in Arizona in August.
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how much do you know about quartzite az that was going to be our first stop in az
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Arlan in Arizona is the Quartzsite expert, he can answer all your questions about that part of Arizona. He'll be along soon I'm sure.
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Quartzsite in August? Might as well go camping on the sun - it's cooler. lol
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On my 97 Damon intruder I purchased a new distribution panel with 50 amp charging system. I then removed all of the breakers and exposed the "bus" bar ( the piece of metal that the breakers attach to) I removed about a half an inch on the metal near the center of the bar effectively making 2 separate bus bars. I made sure to allow enough room for three breakers on one side and two on the other. Another trip to the rv store to purchase a 50 amp cord and new connector for the side of the coach. The 50 amp is really two separate 120 volt systems. I removed the old distribution, labeled the old wiring locations ( photos help too ) replaced the new panel, reconnected the wiring, but moved two of the circuits to the two breakers that are on the separate side of the bus, and connected the new power cord connector and core connecting the new or second 120 circuit to the two breakers. Viola... 50 amps for under 500.00. Sounds scary but is is not really...
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Quartzsite in August? Might as well go camping on the sun - it's cooler. lol
Camping in Quartzsite in August you will have the whole place to yourself. Been there each winter for the last 15 years or so with a group from our church. We go out on one of the Big Tent weekends that Good Sam's puts on. Other nice thing is it's only 120 miles from were I live.
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