30 to 50 Amp Conversion

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Richard, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. Richard

    Richard New Member

    I have a 1991 Fleetwood Southwind. It currently has a 30 Amp circuit and can only run one air conditioner at a time. Living in the south where daily temps are reaching 95 degrees I would like to run them both at the same time during the day. As you know it will take 50 Amp service to do this.

    Has anyone ever converted from 30 to 50 Amps and who did it?


    Richard & Gale
    1991 Fleetwood Southwind
    2 Campin Dawgs
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    30 to 50 Amp Conversion

    Hi Richard,
    Might be simpler just to wire one unit where you could hook it up seperate to shore power.

    Chelse L. Nash
  3. wittmeba

    wittmeba New Member

    30 to 50 Amp Conversion


    Sounds like your second (whichever this is) was an add-on rather than factory installation. This may make it easier as the circuits should be isolated.

    It will greatly depend on how the current A/C units are connected.

    If you have only 1 breaker, you likely have a connection from the breaker to unit 1 then to unit 2.

    If you have 2 breakers and 1 unit is connected to each, you may want to do as Mr. Nash suggests and use a separate line to your RV for a second A/C unit.

    If you are not familiar or uncomfortable with electrical work, you probably should have an electrician look at it even if you do the work yourself.

    Here is another similar thread you may want to watch.
    Good luck and remember - always keep 1 hand in your pocket.

    Bruce & Carolyn Wittmeier
    2001 Ford F250 PSD, Ext cab, Shortbed, Island Blue/Silver, 4X4 Off-road, Auto w/SOF, Alum Wheels, Chrome Step, Line-X bedliner, Reese 16K slider hitch, Jordan Ultima 2020, AirLift Airbags, Sunnybrook 30RKFS

    Edited by - wittmeba on Jul 15 2002 12:12:21 AM

Share This Page