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Old 11-30-2021, 03:38 PM   #1
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Class C conversion from 30amp to 50 amp

I have a 2018 Jayco Redhawk 26xd class C. Has anyone decided to upgrade the 30 amp input system to a 50 amp supply? Other than the new 50 amp power cord, transfer switch, possible inverter, additional main 50 amp power panel, re- doing some existing loads what would I need to do? Tired of having the comfort of a 50 amp system (previous class A Monaco) I would like to not have to worry about various appiiances and manage my load requirements. Please advise, short of "i should have kept my Monaco class A would be appreciated!
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The input receptacle on the side of the rv would have to be changed to a 3 pole 4 wire receptacle (L1, L2, Neutral, Ground), along with changing the conductors from that receptacle to the panel to #6 AWG.
Also, if you have a 30 AMP EMS/surge protection, that will have to be replaced.
You will want to put some thought in how you split the loads.
For example, 1 air conditioner on L1, and the other on L2. HWT on L1 and the Microwave on L2 etc.



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Old 12-05-2021, 05:46 PM   #3
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It is very possible to do..

1. On board genny will have limited use after conversion..
2. You can bring in 50A ti a split panel, Run you normal 30A as is.. Then movr you concerned loads to a subpanel but there will be limited EMS..
3, Do some research , And take the time to actually Gut the 30A / EMS and ADD a 50A from scratch.. still genny will be a limited use or a custom design..
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Other than the new 50 amp power cord, transfer switch, possible inverter, additional main 50 amp power panel,

New 50A Receptacle or connection for 50A Cord
#6 wiring (4 wires) from connection point to ATS to New 50A Panel
Cord/connection easy to do
New ATS and New Main Panel easy to do

Pulling FOUR #6 wires throughout RV........?????
Not so easy to do

Gen would still supply same watt/amps as it does now
*Same existing wiring from gen to ATS

Have a 50A 5th wheel
Used 30A sites many times....just swap fridge/water heater to Propane
Simple........


What can you not run now with 30A?
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Other than the new 50 amp power cord, transfer switch, possible inverter, additional main 50 amp power panel,

New 50A Receptacle or connection for 50A Cord
#6 wiring (4 wires) from connection point to ATS to New 50A Panel
Cord/connection easy to do
New ATS and New Main Panel easy to do

Pulling FOUR #6 wires throughout RV........?????
Not so easy to do

Gen would still supply same watt/amps as it does now
*Same existing wiring from gen to ATS

Have a 50A 5th wheel
Used 30A sites many times....just swap fridge/water heater to Propane
Simple........


What can you not run now with 30A?
Gen set produces 1 leg of 30A, 50A RV produces 2 legs of 50A
Many things must change... way different electrically..
If you only grab one leg of the 50A , you can make it similar to the 30A..
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