Originally Posted by Jimdel41
dear r.v. buddies,
i have a 2004 class a 38 ft gas powered pace arrow, that has a 30 amp shed system. my question is can it be upgraded to a 50 amp system, and the pro's and con's and cost of doing this. i live in Louisiana and in the summer running both air conditioners and trying to use anything else causes some breakers to kick. any knowledge or information on this subject will be very helpful.
Jim, I went through this same scenario when I first bought my 2003 32' with 2 a/c units on the shed system (30 amp). It wasn't until 2 years later I realized my rear A/C had slowly been fan motor going out and was pulling more than normal load, which before I got the Progressive Industries EMC that would cut off power when the voltage gets too low, I had trouble with breakers, etc.
My shed system works excellent in the 110 heat in the summer, my coach is smaller than yours, but has 2 A/C units, a 15K in front and 8K in back and now that I replaced the bad fan motor in the rear AC, it makes a lot of difference.
I also found that the front AC, while running the generator, runs off the second circuit breaker switch on the generator, and so I keep both switches on while in summer running the genny.
I hope this might help you. Also, when going to a CG or other facility, make sure if they have 50 amp at the pole you get a pigtail that you can plug your 30 amp plug into the 50 amp CG plugin, because you will be getting more voltage/amps up to that CG plug on the 50 during high summer A/C usage than the 30.
Keep us posted either way!
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