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Old 02-16-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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With that said here comes the first one.I currently own three trailers.One is a Class C another is a Toy Hauler and the third is a 34 ft Coach.I have decided to convert the 84 Class C in to a concession trailer.I am running a 30 amp service with a 4 kw Onan.I am going to be using up to 4 plug in outlets at a time,all are 110,will i need to beef up to 50 amps service and how would be the most cost effective way to go about it

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Old 02-16-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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It kinda depends on what you will be running from those four outlets. And whether you will be running a heater or air-conditioner. You need to add up your load and see if you go over 30 amps. And don't forget smaller loads like a TV, converter, etc. Will you be running off the Onan or will you be plugged into shore power? Tell us more about what you are doing and you can get some more reliable and helpful answers.
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It kinda depends on what you will be running from those four outlets. And whether you will be running a heater or air-conditioner. You need to add up your load and see if you go over 30 amps. And don't forget smaller loads like a TV, converter, etc. Will you be running off the Onan or will you be plugged into shore power? Tell us more about what you are doing and you can get some more reliable and helpful answers.
Has of now i will be running a warmer steam table,a two port fryer,and a table top warmer.When the hot gulf coast summer hit i am sure i will need to run the a/c
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My first impression is that if you have to ask that question, and end up doing the job yourself, it will not pass the inspection that must be done for such a commercial project.

Get a quote from a professional.
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Has of now i will be running a warmer steam table,a two port fryer,and a table top warmer.When the hot gulf coast summer hit i am sure i will need to run the a/c
Simple answer. No.
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bbobb: Welcome to iRV2.com!

Assuming each fryer is about 15A, the steam table is 10A and the warmer is 5A, A/C is 14A, you'll need 44A. I'm just guessing at the current requirements, read the nameplates on the equipment to be sure. So it looks like you'll want 50A service (note 50A service is really 100A, 50A for each leg). You'll also want a bigger generator (4000W = 33A max).

As far as doing it yourself, Ed has a point. I have no problem doing electrical for myself, but most likely this will have to be inspected by somebody so you can get a permit. If I were doing it I'd handle all the other jobs and let a pro do the electric.

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