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Old 03-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by jcgribks View Post
That's why I changed my 96 Itasca w/ 30 amp. I didn't want another cord to plug in and as others have said some campgrounds don't like you to have 2 cords plugged in.
I added a 50 amp automatic transfer switch and a pair of breakers along with a 50 amp cord. The output from the ATS has one leg going through a 30 amp breaker and is supplying the factory RV circuit breakers (30 amp main breaker) and the other ATS output leg is going through a 20 amp breaker and them goes directly to my rear AC which I isolated form the factory wiring.
I still have my factory 30 amp cord inside the side door as it was they type that you had to plug the cord back into a outlet that the generator supplies. If I ever get into a place that doesn't have 50 amp service, I can still hook up using my original 30 amp cord. I just won't have any rear air.
That is great information, and something I want to do.Do you have a picture of how you did this? Or a diagram. Thank you. Trashman1995

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:42 AM   #16
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50A WIRING Model.pdf
Here is a pdf diagram on how I did it plus I''try and add some pictures.
Here's a the weatherproof outlet cover installed in the generator compartment

I drilled a hole between the generator compartment and the rear storage area
and ran the 6/3-8/1 wire

Here is my 50a Automatic Transfer Switch along side my 70a double breaker box

Inside the 70a box showing the 30a and 20a breakers.

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:38 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Zoafan View Post
I was also thinking I could make a T connection on the rear AC so I have the ability to disconnect it from the chassis system and plug it in directly to the extra 50amp system. Has anyone done this?
Be careful with T connections in a circuit like that, it would be pretty easy to have the new plug back-fed by that T connection, in which case the prongs of the second male plug could be inadvertently made 'hot'.

That could make for a very bad day for someone.

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