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Old 12-07-2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what is involved in converting a 2000 Bounder with a 30Amp. service to a 50Amp. service.
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Depending on what type of breaker box you have will determine if it needs to be replaced. If it has three lugs : two hot and one nuetral it will work for 50 amps with running a new power cord and hooking up correctly in order to split your bank of breakers. If it only has one hot lug and one nuetral it will not be possible to use for 50 amp. Personally I would put a bigger box in with more breakers for future use. Not a hard job if you are comfortable around electricty. Otherwise call someone qualified to do the work.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:39 AM   #3
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Bounder Andy,

It is a big deal from what I have read. But have you tried the Bounder forum at Bounder.ORG? What I have read more about is folks who add a 20 amp line to power the back AC unit and maybe an outlet or two. To go from 30 to 50 means lots of changes, junction box, transfer relay, dist. panel, etc. Some of which are not cheap items. So a second line may make more sense dollar wise.

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:02 AM   #4
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Putting in a new shore power cord and a new circuit breaker box is a lot of work but not that difficult for someone who is familiar with such things. I just installed 200amp electric service from the meter box in for our new barn. It is just physically demanding because of the size of the wire in tight spaces.

The real question is: why do you want to do it? If the answer is to add another roof A/C or be able to run two A/Cs at once, the answer might be more complicated. Depending on how your RV is wired, you may need to add new direct wires to devices to split the load across the 50amp service. That is how our 50amp setup is done. Most of the coach runs off one part of the service while the 2nd A/C is wired directly to the second leg. It is of no advantage for us to have a 50amp hookup at a campground unless we want to run both roof A/Cs at the same time. Changing that setup to spread our load more would be reasonably difficult because of the way that all of the circuits were run.
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It all depends on where your existing panel is located, weather it's a combination ac and dc panel, is the converter built into the unit?
Can be a couple of hundred to several hundred. Required knoledge of electrical codes and very good mechanical ability.
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Andy.... Drop over to the Yahoo Bounder Group. There are a couple of different ways that it's been done and they are posted in the files section.
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Does anyone know what is involved in converting a 2000 Bounder with a 30Amp. service to a 50Amp. service.
If you just want to run the back air, while you run the front air; do what i did, run a seperate wire from that airconditioner. and plug it in the 20 amp plug on the campground post.
not that hard to do.
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