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Old 09-17-2018, 11:28 AM   #11
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I decided to install a 50 amp breaker panel for 120 volt tank heaters and to power two oil radiator heaters and 2 forced air heaters for the upcoming winter.


I do, however, have a separate 20 amp power inlet just for my converter.

I'm still leaving my 30 amp panel in and will run a line from the 50 amp to the 30 amp. Hardest part of this mod is figuring out where to put new outlets. Those darn water tanks under the camper affected my outlet placement.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:16 PM   #12
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I already ordered a MinnKota mkr23. Both for appearance and to run ito a panel box/ breaker for added safety. Don’t want to risk loosing a $40k plus investment to save $20.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:43 PM   #13
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I guess I should have checked with you before I did mine. I will start posting all of my changes to make sure they are up to the standards of you guys.
No one is criticising your install. Just pointing out other options.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:06 PM   #14
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I guess I should have checked with you before I did mine. I will start posting all of my changes to make sure they are up to the standards of you guys.
I learned early on the forum that no matter how good a wrench you buy someone will have a better one! If you are happy and it works good for you.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:04 PM   #15
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Before this thread derails... there have been many posts on adding a second electrical connection to the R/V. Old Coot was one of the first. I believe his was for a 2nd A/C but it has bee long enough back I don't remember for sure. Others have done it for the water heater and others for the use of an electric heater.

It's isn't too big a job and there are posts with photos you can peruse if you do a search.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:01 PM   #16
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I guess I should have checked with you before I did mine. I will start posting all of my changes to make sure they are up to the standards of you guys.
This comment made me laugh out loud. I took it as good natured ribbing because everybody has a different way of doing things. If it works for you and you're happy with the results that's all that matters.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:11 PM   #17
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Yes there are different ways, and that’s what I was looking for. I have decided to add an additional electrical entryway to the exterior of the TT with and internal circuit breaker. While the 20amp has a breaker at the supply, you work with the assumption that it works properly, and a second level of security doesn’t hurt. That’s why we have breakaway brakes on our trailers. Thanks to all for the input
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:45 PM   #18
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I put a plug pass through on the outside wall of our unit. Then ran a short piece of 12 gauge romex wire to an outlet under the lower bunk. Just run a short extension cord to the pedestal. It lets us run either an extra heater or DWs blow drier within using up any of our 30 amp Service. I can take pictures tomorrow if needed. Jay.
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We are considering using our TT more into the colder months. We can run an electric heater but want the option of running a second. Has anybody done a mod to allow a 15 amp entrance with breaker box to run a second heater? How did you make entrance/placement of breaker, connections at entrance, etc. Iím sure I could find a way to just run a heavy extension cord but would prefer something safer and more permanent (definitely the extra breaker). Ideas and pics appreciated.


I was looking at this for that exact reason. Nice mount and you can cut the interior plug or use it as is.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ANV81S..._kVgOBbYZTSW4N
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:26 PM   #20
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A few years ago We added a second service, breaker box, and outlets. This was for a second AC, heater in the winter, and second refrigerator.

We did the box as we had two extra circuits.

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