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Old 03-09-2003, 06:44 AM   #1
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Rear Air Conditioner Wiring

I believe some of you have rewired your motorhome with a seperate input line for the rear air conditioner to allow you to have the air on when hooked to 110 volt and bypass the selector switch. I would like detail on where you made the connections and if you used an additional switch to be able to switch between the original wiring and the new input line. The more detail the better also the wire size and type of connector used (my assumption is a standard 115 volt male plug) unless you believe it requires higher amperage and you installed a plug for the 50 amp connector.
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i put a pig tail on the fuse box with male connector under the bed and a pig tail coming from the generator with female connector and a female connector on the power cord going into the compartment to be pluged onto the power pole. i used old 10 agw drop cords . you should use at least 12agw wire connectors what ever you have available .
the male and female combinations should not be changed you could get zapped and injured at worst case electrocuted. you never know when someone is helping . or you could buy a new change over box and convert to fifty amps.
this works great . cost less than $10 if you have some old drop cords . label the ends and plug up as desired. lol
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Based on your reply, here are my assumptions.
1. you disconnected the line coming from the generator that goes to the rear airconditioner and installed a female connector.
2. you added a male connector to the line from the rear airconditoner that was hooked up to the fuse box. If you left it connected to the fuse box it would be hot when your 30 amp connector is plugged to city power
3.If you want the generator to run the rear air you would connect the male plug to the female of the generator.
4.If you want to power the rear air from city power you connect the male connector to an extension cord that plugs into the 115 volt line.
I guess I would appreciate a more detailed explanation of what you did. Apparently you did it right and I want a tried and true method. Thanks in advance for any clarification.
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you got it .
1. the fuse box and ac has a male plug, wired to the fuse box input side (buss) ac to fuse.
2.the gen has a female plug on a short pig tail.
3. the power cord to the power pole has a female plug.
and is routed around the rear of the motor home and into the accy compartment , with 25 ft pig tail with male plug
4. plug to power source you want to use. dont get any simpler.
5. use 12 agw or larger wire. that way you dont over heat your ac compressor and burn it up.
6. i used old drop cord 10agw that had bad female connectors.

the ac plug and female connectors are located under the curb side bed. open the fold down door and there the plugs are. this is as cheap as it gets and works.
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